In early 1999, co-founder and designer of the French Jenny lingerie collection, Scott French sold his stake in the multi-million dollar company to pursue his dream of designing men's wear. Now R. Scott French is a complete collection of better sportswear that strikes a balance between item driven diversity and the cohesive development of a designer look.
A native of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Scott 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 new-found hobby served as a creative outlet as well. To this day, Scott 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 sportswear designs.
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.
Most recently he has launched a media company called TheFashionListTM with his former publicist that organizes the busy worldwide fashion schedules into one user friendly web-based interface and provides written commentary on the shows themselves. He has a media real that includes appearances on Bravo Network, NBC, Fox News, FuseTV, MetroChannel, Style & NY1, as well as a myriad of worldwide printed press and hundreds of websites. Scott's body of work has been published in four books including the titles "The World's Best Lingerie Design", "American Fashion" (Assouline) and "The Tartan Mystique" (Rizzoli).