Paris Fashion Week is usually all abuzz with the oldest and largest fashion houses, but this past season it was a young designer who caught the attention. The newcomer, self-taught designer Simon Porte Jacquemus — perhaps motivated by his nomination for the prestigous Andam Award this past summer — showed on the runway for the first time this season.
His Spring/Summer ’13 collection was title ‘Home, 2013’ and, judging by the hearty applause the show ended on and positive reviews afterwards, he has found a home within the Paris fashion crowd. Already stocked at the cooler-than-cool Dover Street Market and Opening Ceremony for AW12, this collection is bound to lassoo in more buyers and fans.
This season he stuck with his boxy minimalist shapes but added in more frumpy-esque skirt & dress shapes. The frumpyness was sexed up by their entirely transparent fabrication. Again, like his previous collection, he wasn’t afraid to use an illouminous colour palette in sections, nicely clashing with other two-tone geometric pieces and also the use of a dated 70s striping, which looked fresh still within it’s surroundings.
As the old saying goes, Home is where the heart is, and Jacquemus left a lot of people ‘hearting’ the collection.
Words: John Colver