MATTHEW GIDEON

MATTHEW GIDEON

Founder, Deboneire

Matthew Gideon graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic with a Diploma in Multimedia & Infocomm Technology. The idea of designing his own clothes first came to him at the tender age of 17. “I had a very clear sense of identity and personal style, but it was hard finding clothes that would allow me to express it.” He then explored his personal interest in fashion, studying Fashion Merchandising and Marketing at TaF.tc while waiting to do National Service.

The inspiration for his line came from his own difficulty in finding clothes that fit his slender and tall stature, and thus created the line of stylish clothes specially designed and crafted to suit men of similar built and size.

“Lecturers and industry trainers would tell me I was doing good work and encourage me to take this passion further,” he said. Encouraged by their advice to create his own brand, Matthew began gathering ideas for his own label. He seized every opportunity to make full use of any spare time from National Service to develop those formative ideas. After he was done with his stint in the army, he started travelling around Asia, sourcing for fabrics and manufacturers. From there, the plans for his first collection for Deboneire took shape.

Deboneire is a critically acclaimed label of exquisite evening wear for men, created by Matthew to dress men of character and taste, taking them from cocktail receptions or dinner functions, all the way to the red carpet.

MATTHEW GIDEON

Matthew Gideon, 2011 graduate in WSQ Diploma in FT (MM) is the founder of Deboneire. He was featured in Business Times 6 Feb 2015 and Tatler April 2015.