"The next of convention-breaking Belgian designers, Mats Rombaut is at the forefront of vegan and sustainable luxury footwear. His designs are minimalistic with a pure focus on creating a high fashion product, completely free of toxic substances and animal products".
"Rombaut draws its inspirations from glaciers and icebergs from the Northern Hemisphere for next year’s forthcoming Spring/Summer 2014 collection. An ultra clean and minimalist upper is combined with ethically-produced footwear that intersects sustainability with design".
"The majestic glaciers and icebergs of the northern countries have inspired a cool, clinical palette for Rombaut ss’14, the ethical men’s shoe collection by belgian designer Mats Rombaut".
"Change is the only constant as the greek philosopher heraclitus once said. That is certainly true when it comes to fashion. Paris based twenty six year old mats rombaut is part of a new generation of designers working in an innovative and life-friendly way".
"With all the waste on this planet and the growth in population and consumption, we are obliged to think about solutions to reduce our impact. One of these solutions is to develop innovative materials."
"It's a rarity to find such a pointed balance of style and global conscience today, so there's no wonder Rombaut is causing a stir in green fashion circles."
"He's honed a luxe, clean, hyper-minimal aesthetic-one would never know that the black or silver shoes, which he constructed from Ugandan tree bark, natural latex from the Amazon, and coconut fiber, were eco-friendly"
Mats Rombaut’s design is about modernizing our way of thinking. By proposing strong aesthetics and humanist values, ROMBAUT aims to provide a way forward for a world in need of change – “ a progressive concept for a more equitable future.
The underlying vision is of an ecological way of life through stark, exposed designs where materials play a fundamental part, both in style and in philosophy.
Color, form and detailing are precise, essential and forward-looking. The style offered is modern and pure.
The craftsmanship of ROMBAUT transforms materials at a fundamental level, creating new material innovations out of stone, tree bark, natural rubber, cotton cellulose and coconut fiber.
All materials and fabrics are sustainably engineered – there are no toxic or animal-derived substances involved.
Instead ROMBAUT develops plant-based materials and is determined to protect bio-diversity in our environment.
The Belgian designer Mats Rombaut is based in Paris, France. ROMBAUT is his first solo project after over five years experience in menswear accessories development and production in Paris with Lanvin menswear and later the Croatian designer Damir Doma.
He draws inspiration from natural processes and science and translates them into modern objects.