By Jonathan Vatner
Ilbert Sanchez, Graphic Design '11, launched Garçon Couture, a bespoke suiting line, in 2016 with Jean Francillion; they operate ateliers in New York and Miami. Francillion oversees the design and manufacturing; Sanchez, a former UX/UI designer, is the spokesperson and branding guru. Sanchez loves brocades and jacquards, wide lapels, and couture detailing. They’ve dressed Omari Hardwick, Stranger Things’ Caleb McLaughlin, and basketball player Joel Embiid—and their clients often take home best- dressed honors. They recently began producing an Italian shoe line with blue soles, representing the Caribbean Sea: Sanchez is from Honduras and Francillion from Haiti.