GANT CELEBRATES ITS 70 YEARS AND PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN SPORTWEAR HERITAGE OF THE HOUSE.
In 2019, GANT will celebrate its 70th anniversary and pay tribute to the brand’s American sportswear heritage. An original creator of shirts since 1949, GANT will trace the history of the house through a wardrobe of iconic pieces, which have become a must-have in sportswear. The brand honors this heritage through 7 emblematic pieces, representative of the culture of the house and defined by the Never Stop Learning creed.
Inspired by the city of New Haven and Yale University, Gant has helped define the casual and stylish look since its inception by reinventing the American sportswear fashion style and imagining a line of iconic pieces: the button-down Oxford shirt club, blazer, chino pants, polo, teddy, etc. This locker room was essential to the brand’s success for 70 years. Presented on the American East Coast, these icons were quickly adopted in Europe, through to a more sophisticated version. « We are proud of our heritage as original shirt manufacturers, » says Matthew Mounsay Wood, Artistic Director of GANT. « When we started thinking about how to celebrate our 70th birthday, we went back to our archives and realized that these 7 iconic pieces are an indisputable reference in the American sportswear wardrobe. We wish to highlight the timeless design of our products, illustrated by our 7 iconic products, throughout the anniversary year of the brand. By maintaining this desire to innovate through our Never Stop Learning philosophy, we will continue to create pieces that will be passed on to future generations. «
The Never Stop Learning credo is a real innovation driver for the brand. During its anniversary year, GANT will unveil the long-awaited sequel to the hit TV series « Couple Thinkers », which has 14 million views and 85 million viewing minutes. A new contemporary documentary will be released during the American independent film festival Tribeca, which takes place every May in New York. The seven representative icons of the seven decades will be marketed in GANT stores from February 7, throughout the anniversary year of the brand.