GRAND BASSIN the premium collection by Sample-cm is exclusively handmade in Berlin. The collections combine high fashion with functional design and explore the relationship between user and clothing.
The mentality behind Sample-cm is rooted in the designer Margot Charbonnier’s sociology background, which inspires her to bring an interactive approach to Sample-cm’s clothing design. Each Grand Bassin garment functions as a set of equipment that stretches the body to the limits of action. Accompanied by the label’s signature straps and user-friendly instructions, each piece can be adjusted and transformed by the user, inviting them to experience the clothing as a full-body and personalised practice. The wearer is alternatively free to enjoy each garment as a ready-to-wear piece. The sportswear design elements such as fabric and silhouette make for pieces that are easily integrated into the wearers everyday life.
All Grand Bassin equipment is handmade exclusively in the Berlin-Neukölln studio in Berlin. The four Grand Bassin seasons created so far have all been in conversation with one another. Each new season builds on the previous to form a coherent creative project that is in forward motion. In the new SS18 collection the signature equipment offers new moves and game strategies for the sporting tribe. Enabling the wearer to transform their Grand Bassin pieces and to mobilise them into action. SS18 draws on graphic elements to bring colour to the otherwise neutral designs. The colours remain primary and understated to not overwhelm the palette.
Sample-cm is an intelligent design label founded by French designer Margot Charbonnier in 2010. Trained in sociology and later in fashion at London’s world-renowned Central Saint Martin’s. Uniting fashion, art and sociology Sample-cm draws on years of experience in trans-disciplinary design to rethink the act of dressing. Working closely with a diverse roster of storytellers and talents, the brand develops wide-ranging projects and fashion presentations, as seen at Berlin fashion week since 2015. The future is an exciting time for this growing design house.