Simon Porte Jacquemus Honors Late Mother In S/S18 Collection

by Robyn Merrett

Growing up my mother was my first style icon. I admired her beauty, grace and wanted nothing more than to be like her. To many creatives, inspiration stems from family. This is specifically true for French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus. At a young age, Jacquemus lost his mother and her death has affected his everyday life. He’s since turned her memory into his muse.

“You see, Jacquemus is my mother’s name,” he said. “She was shy, and she was sexy.” Jacquemus uses his mother’s name for his collections and in his latest line (Spring 2018 ready-to-wear) he celebrates her effortless style. 

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As the first show of Paris Fashion Week 2017 (Spring 2018 ready-to-wear), attendees received the warmest welcome to Paris. The show took viewers straight to the South of France. Jacquemus brought simple elegance with soft drapes, asymmetric shapes and tulip skirts. He used timeless colors like yellow, peach and taupe to really push a sun-kissed aura. Models wore head scarves and whimsical earrings as a symbolic representation of Jacquemus’ late mother. 

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Written by Robyn Merrett