BARQUE was conceived to reinvigorate the menswear genre, offering an original, modern interpretation of

 

the classics.  The collection is designed for people who grown tired of predictable American menswear

 

stores and are looking to update their conventional wardrobe to something that is new and fresh, but firmly

 

grounded in the traditions they grew up with.  

 

 

After eight years working as a menswear designer in New York and Taipei and one year studying MBA in

 

International Luxury Brand Management in Paris, Creative Director, Gilbert Chen, also a Parsons

 

graduate, designs the collection to meet the demand of a global lifestyle.  Influenced and inspired by

 

fashion around the world, especially in the cities Chen has lived - New York, Paris and Taipei, the collection

 

embraces the two main concepts -  "causal dress-up attitude" and "global fusion styling".  

 

 

The name BARQUE grew from the word "BARK", the outer covering of a tree.  The name was chosen

 

because Chen sees clothing as the BARK of HUMANITY - it serves to cover and protect us in a simplistic

 

and natural way.  Substituting QUE for K is meant to represent the modern and global spirit the brand

 

embodies.