The Jacquemus Collection Arrives In Dubai Fresh From The House’s Capri Show

Emma Hodgson   |   10-06-2024

European summer has arrived with the Jacquemus “La Casa” show on the Italian island of Capri. 

The 15th anniversary collection explored minimalist geometries, classical Greek draping and fresh silhouettes. 

According to the house, the show marked a “full-circle moment” for founder and creative director Simon Porte Jacquemus, whose imagination was captivated by  Casa Malaparte on the island when he launched his brand 15 years ago. 

Throughout the collection, references to Curzio Malaparte’s home and Godard’s Le Mépris subtly connect the collection to its setting – from the floor tiles as an artistic motif to the intense Capri blue, expressive red, shades of yellow and bright sage that animate the monochromatic scheme. 

For womenswear, the pieces speak from all sides with jersey cascading, peeling back, curving low down the sides of the body or revealing through sheer mousseline like a layer of water. Constructed jackets are self-contained statements with angled portrait collars and precise panelling. Those in bonded suede have edges painted and hand-finished. The flounced brim of a sun hat is transposed to the torso while exaggerated A-line skirts and a contoured, flowing bustier dress highlight different ways to frame the figure.

Meanwhile, the men’s pieces in the collection are chic yet playful polish. Suits appear with graphic zebra stripes, while ensembles are given curving outlines and defined waists. Other familiar pieces are reconsidered: scooping tanks, looser pants, front-peat shorts, airy boatnecks and trousers in crisp, dark denim, and marinière polos – sharply designed yet exuding ease.

Making its debut, “La Spiaggia”, a hand-crafted, rond-carré bag birthed from the beach: square with a round opening; round with a square opening. Also “Le Bombola”, a bucket bag whose angular shape resembles the architecture. Whether in leopard jacquard or smooth, sand-toned leather, it is punctuated with a large, sculpted magnetic ring. Stacked ballerinas, square-toed espadrilles and moccasins extend the silhouettes through revisited bourgeois archetypes. The essence of summer, caps, hats and more boast Capri branding.

The collection is now available on and in the Jacquemus boutique in Dubai Mall.