8IGB community clothing is a high streetwear skate lifestyle inspired brand, based on
strong graphic and dual meaning slogans which often have a spicy twist.
8IGB community clothing was born in a small building at #8 of a little alley in
the 18th district of Paris; 8IGB actually stands for 8 Impasse Grosse Bouteille.
This building is the most utopian place ever seen, it’s where people live with
open doors, where every neighbor is a best friend, where you never feel lonely,
where you can paint, read or enjoy a beer together in the courtyard, where there
is always an extra place for whom wants to join in.
Our philosophy is, open doors, open hearts and open bar…
8IGB community clothing’s concept comes from the desire to give a very
intimate and free dimension to clothes, with a certain love for bad taste
mixed with a poetical and decadent view of life. Easy shapes for difficult prints.
On the back of each piece you will find the slogan «I don’t match», which is
the way we feel about society and different tribes. We don’t match any category.
On the other hand the little wooden stick with the typical red head called «match»,
is an object that is close to us and illustrates us very well, all similar but all different,
like in a matchbox, small, nice and friendly but if you scratch it will burn.
8IGB community clothing’s DNA can be resumed in one word «general diversion»
diverting graphics, diverting of presentation (with its crazy packaging), diverting basic shapes into something new, and now even diverting in the choice of suppliers.
The brand often takes inspiration by apparently unattractive subjects or not fashionable at all, it has a real obsession for outsiders and losers, 8IGB makes them desirable and fancy with catchy graphics and colors and through its presentation/installation that has so much in common with contemporary art galleries.