Fashion designer Simon Porte Jacquemus presented Jacquemus Spring Summer 2017 Les Santons De Provence womenswear collection during the first day of the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The collection refers to one of the emblematic cultural objects embodying the spirit of South of France: les Santons de Provence. Each Santon can be recognized through specific features of his costume relating to its identity or craft, Jacquemus drew inspiration from these costumes, and offered a modern take on tradition.
“The 32 looks echo a certain delicate simplicity to be found in these traditional costumes, and exude a natural elegance. Main fabrics are: linen, cotton, wool and white lace. The 32 looks are easily readable, with clear outlines. The colors are neutral and quiet: black (brown, navy), white, beige; sometimes contrasted by a bright red and a strong graphical polka-dot pattern referring to the Bohemian style.“
Photographer: Filippo Fior
All images courtesy of Jacquemus