The Spirit of the South of France
Photo by Kim Weston Arnold
Paris Fashion Week offers fashion enthusiasts a rare glimpse into some of French’s finest designs. Designer Simon Porte Jacquemus presented one of PFW’s most Spanish collections. Drawing inspiration from the times when Spain was one of the world’s largest empires.
The designs reflected various ancient Spanish identities such as the bohemian, the cook, the grandfather, and the shepherd. Some of the tops had V-shaped necklines that covered the upper half of the model’s body. Wide-brimmed straw hats accentuated the models’ looks by adding an ethnic touch.
The collection had a different assortment of colors ranging from white, beige, and palette of black. Jacquemus made use of a wide range of materials to make the collection wearable– cotton, white lace, and wool are just some of the fabric that was presented.
High waist trousers with ruffles mostly dominated the show. Trousers had unique designs in that some utilized extra-long trouser designs, and mostly being a high
waist. Some trousers had unique cropped clam-digger-style designs.
From rounded to poufed-out shoulders, many separates looked as if they walked through time and straight to PFW. The structured top features a plunging neckline with neck tie detail, front yoke, and structured drop shoulder pleated long sleeves.
The skirts had a unique touch of Spaniard designs – they had impressive pleats that added to collection’s great allure. This asymmetric skirt features a fitted high-rise waist, overly pleated structured bodice, and asymmetric hemline.
Models walked out with a neutral look, the softest, muted, and simply gorgeous makeup and wore the hair in a lazy casual ponytail. They put a santon straw hat which is rendered in straw and features a black band and wide brim.
Sometimes old is new again, and in this case, Jacquemus designs appeared timeless, but with upgrades for contemporary use.