Important Takeaways from Jacquemus
Paris Fashion Week commenced this afternoon with shows from Anthony Vaccarello and Simon Porte Jacquemus, who could not have better proven a hypothesis we set forward last year at this time suggesting that Jacquemus might very well be the new Margiela.
Of course, no designer is actually the new anybody else. That sounds far too reductive for 2016; we’re a culture of creatives ripe for unique identity with a platform to show it, dammit! Relegating that power is futile.
But get a load of those shoulder pads, man. Are they not similar to the box jackets that the house of Margiela showed for Spring/Summer 2011? I’ve got to say, this is fun stuff. Here we’ve spent the past three-and-change years looking at such literal clothes. Such wearable concepts. And while Jacquemus does this pretty great thing wherein even the most out-there ideas and their physical manifestations might appear tough to digest, when served for consumption, they’re seemingly handed off with an absorption-aiding enzyme. But I digress — this is about the lessons of Jacquemus, so without further ado…
Jacquemus Fall/Winter ’16 via Vogue Runway; collage by Emily Zirimis.