On Our Radar: Jacquemus

Dana Mortada   |   25 - 09 - 2017

He has a child-like spirit, known for introducing asymmetrical designs, tough silhouettes, and over-sized garments. Today’s change-maker is already diving into strong currents within the fashion industry.

Now with a studio of his own off  the Place des Vosges in Le Marais, Simon Porte Jacquemus, constantly takes inspiration from Southern France, where he spent most of his childhood. At only 19 years old, this Parisian designer expanded his own brand, so has his artistic talent; and ever since he has been showcasing his collections on the very first day of Paris Fashion Week every year.

The Jacquemus brand is heavily influenced by Comme des Garçons, and this copy-and-paste approach is mostly seen with his over-sized stiff garments and ballooned silhouettes, which minted him a whole lot of commercial success. Today, the french brand can be found at numerous retail stores plus on global e-commerce websites like Net-A-Porter,Mytheresa, Shopbop and many more!

The designer is also famous for adding a touch of theatrics in his fashion presentations; and with this playful approach is what has earned him an award at the LVMH Prize consecutively in 2014 and 2015.

For SS17 Simon celebrated the “Provençal Woman” discovering the 20th century, while clutching to the symbols of this old-time era. In keeping faithfulness to his own generation, we can’t wait to see what kind of love letter the French designer will be sending with his SS18 collection tonight at Paris Fashion Week.

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