In early 1999, co-founder and designer of the French Jenny
lingerie collection, Fashion Designer Scott French sold his
stake in the multi-million dollar company to pursue his
dream of designing menswear. R. Scott French is a
contemporary designer collection of both men’s and women’s
sportswear. The collection strikes a balance between item
driven diversity and the cohesive development of a designer
look with European influences combined with a clean American
sensibility. R. Scott French targets the fashion aware,
but not the fashion consumed. His customer reads “Harper’s”
& “Vogue” & “L’Uomo Vogue” to monitor the zeitgeist, but
reads “Lucky” & “Details” to decide what to buy.
A native of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, French was
first introduced to sewing by his grandmother who would
regularly include him in her quilting circles. Not only did
he quickly become adept with a needle and thread, but he
immediately realized that this newfound hobby served as a
creative outlet as well. To this day, French credits that
experience with having shaped his acute understanding of the
geometry of design, and instilled in him a deep appreciation
of an American art form, as evidenced in his sleek & linear
Having honed his skills in the fashion industry with an
eclectic experience ranging from retail and wholesale, to
design and production, Scott has a solid understanding of
every aspect vital to any collection's success. Globally
sourced and domestically manufactured, Scott perfectly
marries the use of the richest European fabrics and yarns
with a distinct American sportswear sensibility.
Under the blanket of Rieys Industries,
French has taken on two new collections as head designer.
American Chang and Ltd by RSF provide an
outlet to experiment with electrifying and ostentatious
linings and silhouettes that are fun and cutting edge.