Simon Porte Jacquemus, the enfant terrible of fashion, wowed the industry with his Spring 2024 collection entitled “LES SCULPTURES“. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Maeght Foundation in Nice, France, the show was a seductive blend of understated luxury, pop sensibility and artistic inspiration.
Jacquemus challenged expectations by subverting the classic “bourgeois” aesthetic. The show opened with a miniature sweater given to guests, a tongue-in-cheek reference to understated luxury. But the collection itself unfolded with a vibrant twist, embracing bold colors and playful silhouettes. “We are pop luxury,” Jacquemus declared, showcasing his signature blend of playful sensuality and Mediterranean flair.
The Maeght Foundation’s collection of 20th-century modern art served as a rich source of inspiration. Giacometti’s elongated figures were echoed in pencil-thin dresses, while Surrealist details such as stand-up collars and accentuated waists added a touch of whimsy. The collection was about channeling its spirit of innovation and defying convention.
Julia Roberts, Kylie Jenner and other A-listers graced the front row, a testament to JACQUEMUS‘ star power. The collection itself, however, surprised with its relative restraint. This signaled a more upscale direction for the brand, with luxurious fabrics and meticulous craftsmanship taking center stage.
Aware of criticism that his designs are all about image, Jacquemus emphasized the quality and workmanship of his garments. From trompe l’oeil double-heeled shoes to sweaters with intricate knot detailing, he demonstrated his commitment to creating beautiful, well-made pieces.
Jacquemus’ ambition is clear: to build a fashion empire that transcends trends. He dreams big and refuses to be limited by the current market. With his unwavering vision and dedication to quality, he’s well on his way to carving out his own unique place in the fashion landscape. Whether he’ll reach the heights of GIVENCHY or Cardin remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: Jacquemus is a force to be reckoned with, and his Spring 2024 collection is a testament to his talent and audacity.