In the hectic world of fashion, where trends come and go like passing clouds, few designers can leave a lasting impression. Among them is Simon Porte Jacquemus, a visionary whose unique blend of art and sophistication has gripped the fashion world time and time again. With his latest collection, “Les Sculptures”, Jacquemus reaffirms his position as a trailblazer, breaking boundaries and redefining glamour at every turn.
At the heart of Jacquemus’ creative journey is a deep appreciation of the intersection between fashion and art. For his Autumn/Winter 2024/2025 collection, Jacquemus eschewed extravagant decor in favor of the understated elegance of the Fondation Maeght. Nestled in the serene landscape of Saint-Paul-De-Vence, this temple of modern and contemporary art provided the ideal backdrop for Jacquemus’ artistic masterpieces.
The show’s eclectic soundtrack featured everything from Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” to Lakmé’s lyrical duet, making “Sculptures” a sensory experience. With every step, Jacquemus transported the public into a world where fashion and art intertwine harmoniously, blurring the boundaries between reality and imagination.
The collection itself is a testament to Jacquemus’ creativity and attention to detail. Drawing inspiration from the works of iconic artists such as Miró, Léger, Soulages and Kandinsky, Jacquemus has created a visual feast for the senses. From the bold juxtaposition of black and white to the striking accents of vibrant red, each garment tells a story of its own, inviting the audience on a journey of expression and discovery.
The “Les Sculptures”, featured an understated palette dominated by black and white, punctuated by bold accents of bright red. The garments themselves were a study in structure and form, with exaggerated shoulders and cinched waists lending a sculptural quality to each piece.
In menswear, Jacquemus played with convention, featuring tailored suits with unexpected twists such as sweaters with portrait necklines and knit yokes that created a disrupted twinset effect. For the women, asymmetrical silhouettes and circular inserts added intrigue and drama, echoing the avant-garde spirit of the art that surrounded the show.
Accessories were equally artistic, with the “Zizi” dance shoe in collaboration with Repetto, which became an instant sensation on social media, the focal point. Other standout pieces included the micro Chiquito bag, Jacquemus’ iconic accessory that has become a must-have for fashion lovers.
But perhaps it was Jacquemus’ ability to challenge conventional notions of luxury and refinement that made “Les Sculptures” stand out. Gone are the straw hats and sunflower fields of past seasons in favor of a more mature, artistic aesthetic. With a nod to the past and a vision for the future, Jacquemus has dared to push the boundaries of fashion, reminding us that true luxury lies in authenticity and innovation.
Celebrities and influencers attending the show, including Julia Roberts and Kylie Jenner, marveled at the exquisite craftsmanship and timeless appeal of each garment. For Jacquemus, this collection represents a statement of intent, a reaffirmation of his commitment to excellence in a constantly evolving industry.