Gildas Loaec

Gildas Loaëc is the founder and owner of record and clothing label Maison Kitsuné. At age 19, Loaëc ran a record store in Paris alongside Masaya Kuroki -- among his customers were Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, better known as the members of Daft Punk, for whom Loaëc would become one of the house band’s early team members and with whom he would work with for 15 years. While Kuroki returned to Japan from Paris, the two reconnected some years later and bonded over a common want to form a brand bridging music, fashion and design. The duo realized this vision by establishing Kitsuné, the electronic music record label, in 2002, as well as fashion label Maison Kitsuné with London-based company Abake, with Kuroki overseeing the fashion design. Loaëc still manages the global operations of Maison Kitsune’s record and clothing arms. The record label has signed some of electronic music’s biggest acts, such as Hot Chip, Bloc Party, Two Door Cinema Club and Simian Mobile Disco.

For Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki of Maison Kitsuné, Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Business of HYPE

For Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki of Maison Kitsuné, Slow and Steady Wins the Race

The co-founders detail how they created their all-in-one fashion house, record label and cafe.

Maison Kitsuné's Gildas Loaëc on How to Make People Care About Your Work
Fashion

Maison Kitsuné's Gildas Loaëc on How to Make People Care About Your Work

“I have a clear opinion on many things without anyone telling me what I should think.”

Masaya and Gildas on Working With André and the Opening of Maison Kitsuné Gallery in Hong Kong

Masaya and Gildas on Working With André and the Opening of Maison Kitsuné Gallery in Hong Kong

“We are considerate of the codes in street fashion, high fashion and couture. It’s important to

Café Kitsuné Updates Menu in Tokyo
Food & Beverage

Café Kitsuné Updates Menu in Tokyo

Café Kitsuné has undergone its first major store revamp since opening its doors a year and a half

"Transantlantic Impact" – A Conversation with Kitsuné’s Gildas Loaëc
Fashion

"Transantlantic Impact" – A Conversation with Kitsuné’s Gildas Loaëc

Followers of streetwear culture might be familiar with Gildas Loaëc as the somewhat reserved


Transantlantic Impact - A Conversation with Kitsuné's Gildas Loaëc
Music 

Transantlantic Impact - A Conversation with Kitsuné's Gildas Loaëc

Gildas Loaëc might have what some people call a “dream job.” Based in Paris, Loaëc oversees a

HYPETRAK Exclusive: Gildas Kitsuné Bootleg - Kitsuné Season's Greetings Mix
Music 

HYPETRAK Exclusive: Gildas Kitsuné Bootleg - Kitsuné Season's Greetings Mix

Kitsuné honcho Gildas Loaëc has prepped up a nice little mix in order to warm things up for his

Gildas Kitsuné Bootleg – Kitsuné Season’s Greetings Mix
Music

Gildas Kitsuné Bootleg – Kitsuné Season’s Greetings Mix

Kitsuné co-founder Gildas Loaec has crafted a nice new set of tunes for the upcoming Kitsuné

'André' Saraiva & Gildas Loaëc Present: KITSUNÉ PARISIEN II
Music

'André' Saraiva & Gildas Loaëc Present: KITSUNÉ PARISIEN II

Roughly one year after the lifestyle brand released its first compilation KITSUNÉ PARISIEN,

Masaya Kuroki: Kitsuné & CLOT in Hong Kong
Fashion

Masaya Kuroki: Kitsuné & CLOT in Hong Kong

To mark their recent capsule release involving CLOT, we interview Masaya Kuroki, one half of the

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