Since 1985, the label has been continually singular. Its creative spirit is anchored by innovative materials – often unparalleled, unexpected, reinterpreted – always easy to wear and to touch, at one with the body.
Created for everyday wear, Jack Gomme celebrates a design at once contemporary and timeless, with simplicity as the essential value. The details are astute and the finishings impeccable. The style is fresh, minimal, and chic, with a touch of cheery humour.
The Jack Gomme client is extremely loyal. Often a collector, she likes various colours and materials in forms that can accompany her everywhere.
She likes the spirit of the label, creative and discreet, and trusts it to make her feel that way too. Well-conceived, Jack Gomme is also well-made: since day one, it has focused on being “Made in France”.
In 1986, le Festival international des Arts de la Mode de Hyères honoured their cheerful dress-bag hybrids. Then came the iconic Eiffel tower bags, the trapezoidal Cargo tote, the clever asymmetrical Kangaroo bags, all based on appropriation like so many of their signatures, and inspired by graphic design and innovative gestural expressions.
Paul Droulers – son of Robert Droulers, an artist, painter and member of the École de Paris – is the creative mind, and Sophie Renier is the determined director, who manages the signature creations and the boutique openings.
In 1998, Paul Droulers created the concept and layout of their first Jack Gomme boutique, opened at 6 rue Montmartre, in the heart of Paris. International boutiques followed: in Daikanyama, Tokyo and Motomachi, Yokohama (1999), plus a corner boutique in Tsuraya, Kumamoto (2002), and a boutique in Nolita, New York (2003). The creative icons multiplied. The Fresh tote bag, chic and ultra-functional (2001), the festive “Pol & Sof” in jacquard fabric (2002), a floral print in collaboration with New York artist Jeannie Weissglass (2005), the famous “doudoune” bags in 100% down (2007), or the seafaring theme expressed in broadcloth or stripes, always and forever acclaimed.
The Light line (2006) powerfully crystallized the DNA of the brand, and established itself as one of Jack Gomme’s great successes through its innovative materials, contemporary design, and ergonomics. In 2012, the brand launched a men’s line and the collection Atelier Jack Gomme, in full grain leather, with a chic urban spirit in a minimalist design. Jack Gomme has also done collaborations: with Lacoste, Issey Miyake, Club Méditerranée.
In May 2013, they opened a second flagship store in the very popular Marais quarter, on rue Saint-Claude. This new space picked up the creative codes and artistic influences of the brand. Paul Droulers created a modernist and industrial atmosphere, punctuated with bright colours inspired by the palettes of Calder and Miro. Numerous oeuvres d’artistes organically inhabit the space, from Marc Borgers to Watts Ouattara, Martes Bathori to… Robert Droulers.