Born in 1973 in Lesneven in Brittany, Gildas Loaëc is a modern self-made man: self-taught, he started out organising rave parties and printing fanzines at school.
In 1995, he opened the record shop “Street Sounds” in Paris, a popular spot for House Music lovers. It was there that he met his future partner Masaya.
Masaya Kuroki arrived in France from Japan at a very young age and grew up in Paris amidst the artistic effervescence of the 1990s, hanging out at early house music parties and in the capital’s skate shops. A major fan of fashion, he paid his way through architecture school by working in vintage clothes stores.
Maison Kitsuné now curates a lifestyle program that features book launch, exhibition and more creative activations hosted into its own retail networks. Each boutique has its curation featuring local & international artists
Maison Kitsuné is a fashion house that offers high quality contemporary men’s and women’s wear, appealing to a generation that appreciates the casual without overlooking more tailored pieces.
The fashion brand’s portfolio includes seasonal collections (Maison Kitsuné), a timeless Parisian-inspired wardrobe (Maison Kitsuné Parisien) and a third line of genderless arty designs (ACIDE Maison Kitsuné).
Where music, events, design, bands & DJs, and more meet. Kitsuné Musique aims to adhere to the initial ethos of discovering new music through a unique experience, whether it’s with a single release mixing the worlds of music and design or attending a Kitsuné Afterwork in Seoul or Los Angeles to discover up-and-coming artists.
Created in 2013 by Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, Café Kitsuné pays tribute to the pleasure of enjoying a quality coffee in iconic locations. Over the last six years, Café Kitsuné has grown to a network of 13 cafés, achieving cult status amongst specialty coffee lovers around the world.
Full-bodied and flavorsome, with notes of chocolate and grilled hazelnuts, a hint of cherry and a texture that is both smooth and syrupy, the coffees served at Café Kitsuné are carefully prepared by a passionate team of talented baristas. Loyal to its origins, Café Kitsuné’s menu is complemented by a variety of French-Japanese specialty drinks, as well as sweet and savory treats. Since June 2018, the Café Kitsuné experience can be taken “to-go”, with its signature coffee beans, tableware, ready-to-wear and accessories available for purchase, as well as its very own laid-back lounge playlist curated by Kitsuné Musique on all major streaming services.
Since its debut, Maison Kitsuné has collaborated with young, avant-garde labels and more established, prestigious brands such as J.M. Weston, Oliver Peoples, Peter Jensen, New Era, Maison Pierre Marcolini, Reebok Classic, shu uemura, ADER error, the NBA or ToiletPaper.