I stumbled across the GSUS Sindustries brand about 7 years ago while living in Vancouver, BC. Moving to a new city and not knowing a single person, I spent many rainy weekends walking the streets of Yaletown (where I lived), Robson St., and Gastown. It was in the latter where I found the GSUS store and I’ve been copping pieces from each season’s collection ever since. The Euro label was founded back in ’93, in Amsterdam by Jan Schrijver and Angelique Berkhout and from it’s inception has been known to be quite the risk taker. Starting with it’s name, pronounced Jesus and its logo, which has an uncanny resemblance to a crown made of thorns – similar to what Jesus Christ wore. I’ve heard that the company’s logo had incited some controversy in the past as some felt it’s a disgrace to Christians.
Keeping with the brand’s intuition and free spirited roots, GSUS’ product lines combine; precision & free association, dream & logic, and craftsmanship, resulting in twisted classics. The GSUS team coins this process, “Made by Instinct” which you will find written on the tag of each piece crafted by the company. While chatting about this year’s Fall/Winter collection with the Canadian Brand Manager, Everton McDougall, we identified 5 MUST HAVE pieces from both the Men and Women’s collections…
Fall/Winter ’12 Men’s Collection Top Picks
Fall/Winter ’12 Women’s Collection Top Picks
Check out the behind the scenes video of the F/W ’12 campaign photo shoot:
Shot at the EYE Instituut, Amsterdam; Music by: Bronstibock
I recently wore the Downstream Cupro jumpsuit in black to an event and received tons if inquiries about it…which isn’t too surprising seeing as though I almost passed out when I laid eyes on it in the GSUS showroom. I mean… three-quarter length rolled sleeves, drawstring waist and zipper closure by the ankles…it is EVERYTHING!
In Toronto, GSUS can be found at; Yoka (2116 Queen St East – Beaches), GotStyle: The Men’s Store (60 Bathurst St.), Leigh & Harlow (634 Queen St West), Denim 101 locations, Fashion Compass (550 Highway 7 East – Richmond Hill).
It can also be purchased online on their official website Here with international shipping to Canada, the United States and Europe.