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THE ODYSSEY OF THE BAOULI PEOPLE

Go back to the roots and inspirations of the French Deal house with its fashion film “L’odyssée du peuple Baouli” (The odyssey of the Baouli people).
Winner of the “BEST FASHION” award at the international fashion film festival of La Jolla (San Diego – USA) and nominated at the fashion film festivals of Milan and London, this film retraces the history of the Baouli people under the watchful eyes of Steeven Kodjia, artistic director of French Deal.

Watch the fashion film here.

FRENCH DEAL IN SKY BLUE MAGAZINE

For its second edition, Sky Blue magazine dedicated to men’s fashion highlights French Deal.
During the photo shoot, the model is styled with the Majeste Jacket.

Buy Majeste here.

IAN MAHINMI WEARS FRENCH DEAL

Essentiel

Ian Mahinmi, co-founder of French Deal and NBA player with the Washington Wizards, wears French Deal before his game.
He wore the Essential Leather Jacket, specially customized for the occasion in a French Deal pink, and the French Coat with fur collar.
Ian also wore the 28 sweater, in reference to his jersey number, which was personalised with the emblematic French Deal graffiti motif.

Find all our collection on the e-shop.

JEEZY WEARS FRENCH DEAL

Jeezy, with his partner Jeannie Mai, wears for the New York fashion week different French Deal total looks; the Black Excellence suit, the Majeste suit as well as a look composed of the Freestyle sweatshirt and the Saharan.

Find her looks in the different American media, OkMagazine, Celebreport and YBF.

 

THROWBACK TO THE FRENCH DEAL SHOW

For its very first fashion show during the June fashion week, the French Deal house is taking over the Palais de Tokyo. Her models walk the Ivorian territory in traditional contemporary outfits. Steeven Kodjia returns to the roots of her inspirations and offers us a colourful show that represents the French Deal man of today.

 

 

Rediscover the full show here.

FRENCH DEAL AND ITS FOUNDERS ON NOFI

The online magazine NOFI, highlights the French Deal house and its founders during its latest video. It features Ian Mahinmi, Ousmane Dabo and Steeven Kodjia, who talk about their careers, the brand and their inspirations. Mixing interviews and backstage images, the founders of French Deal share their background.

Portrait: Nofi X French Deal

Cette jeune marque française de luxe est le projet mode du designer Steeven Kodjia. Accompagné des ses associés, l'ancien international de football Ousmane Dabo et le basketteur NBA Ian Mahinmi, il prend avec le #Volume4 de FRENCH DEAL un virage important dans son positionnement. Fruit d'une quête culturelle et identitaire, cette collection est l'occasion de vous présenter ces entrepreneurs de la mode, dont vous avez forcément déjà aperçu le travail 😉

Publiée par NOFI sur Vendredi 18 octobre 2019

FRENCH DEAL’S FASHION FILM IN THE HYPE MAGAZINE

Following French Deal’s victory for the “Best Fashion” award at the Fashion Film Festival of La Jolla in San Diego, The Hype magazine tells the story of fashion film and Steeven Kodjia’s approach. The founder of the company looks back at his different inspirations for this film, and its meaning.

The full article here.

(Re)Discover the fashion film Volume 4 here.

FOUNDERS FOCUS – IAN MAHINMI

Born in Rouen from a Beninese father and a Jamaican mother on the 5th of November 1986, Ian Mahinmi is a French professional basketball player, center for the NBA team, the Washington Wizards.When he first started, playing with the team from Le Havre, Ian Mahinmi is unknown from the public, but his talent will be recognized by the San Antonio team, the Spurs, when attending a NBA Draft.

Ian is only 19 years old, the Spurs, in order to have him continue his training in Europe, will make an agreement with his actual club so that he stays on 2 more seasons. He joins the Elan Bearnais team from Pau-Orthez in 2006 for one season before signing with the San Antonio Spurs the 23rd of August 2007. In 2010, he will then be transferred to the Dallas team, the Mavericks, where his energy will be praised by his team mates and staff members.

He will play one of the greatest game of his career against the Golden State Warriors in December 2010 with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 1 blocked shot. He then becomes the 2ndFrench player to be consecrated “champion” by the NBA.The 13th of October 2011, Ian will sign again with his initial club during the lock-out period, in-between seasons, before joining the Pacers from Indiana in 2012.

At the end the season 2015-2016, several NBA teams, convinced by his talent, will come looking for him. He will choose to join the Washington Wizards and will sign with them for 4 years.

“Hip hop, streetwear fashion and sports have been with me forever. These cultures are in constant synergy and influence one another. Today, even as a professional NBA basketball player and member of the Equipe de France, I always keep an eye out for new designers and, am always on the lookout for unusual items. I love bold combinations, my taste is anything but conventional. The instinctive take on fashion I share with my associates is what enables our creative expression. Joining the French Deal label was a natural choice.”

Ian Mahinmi

MEN LIFE RHYTHM

FRENCH DEAL presents its new advertising campaign “Men life rhythm” uniting dance, sports and fashion.
This brand-name video highlights two of its founders, Ian Mahinmi and Ousmane Dabo.
Punctuated by dance and music, this campaign illustrates the meeting between these two sportsmen.
This artistic project reflects the definition of the French Deal man and the urban identity of the brand.

French Deal x NBA

The NBA Playoffs season began on April 14 and several players have already adopted the French Deal style. Since its genesis, the brand has a very close link with the sports community. As two of the founders who have a world-renowned career in basketball and football, many NBA players have recently been seen with French Deal plays in pre-games or interviews. Otto Porter, Tomas Satoransky, Ian Mahinmi and George Hill as well as Bojan Bogdanovic wore emblematic pieces of the brand.