Jacquemus Fall/Winter 2013 Collection
Simon Porte Jacquemus showed his F/W13 collection at “La Piscine,” a swimming pool venue in the 19th arrondissement during Paris women’s fashion week. The collection, which is fairly small, strongly reflects his influence of formal, venturing on casual, attire for women.
Almost everything came as a duo, a two piece cropped leather suit, a two piece bright blue wool suit, and a two piece mesh white suit. These pieces reflected a spirited androgynous style, yet the cropped skirts, jackets and shorts gave these pieces a sexy edge that clearly signaled a feminine touch.
This was followed by plain button-up white shirts and cropped trousers, enforcing his trademark of effortlessness and simplicity on heavy layers. Long, thick wool coats with little detailing stood next to a collection of unisex blue and white stripes: striped shorts, cropped jackets, blazers and trousers. The stripes were possibly the boldest part of the whole collection.
Jacquemus used differing textures in his new line, from voluminous, thick wools, to cottons, mesh and latex over skirts. The entirety of his tailored collection, however strongly inspired by men’s wear, softly whispered an empowered femininity: a kind that is street smart and a little rough around the edges.
Jacquemus perfected a popular trend for F/W13: quilted, padded t-shirts and sweaters. They fit in well with his new collection. The look-book of the new season carried 21 styles reflecting his modern take on the modern woman.
The models all had short wet hair under a casually placed black beanie. They also wore long socks and rubber flip-flops and sandals, like the kind you might find in a public swimming pool.
Jacquemus obviously has a very unique take on fashion and fashion design. As a self-trained designer, his collection makes an individual statement that has been rapidly developing a niche following among “nonchalant” women.
by Eliza Horton