Simon Porte Jacquemus launched his line at the age of 19, after moving to Paris from his native South of France. Full of personality, JACQUEMUS (a nod to the designer’s mother’s maiden name) approaches modernist french womenswear with an eye for deconstruction, exaggerated proportions and an optimistic spirit. Navy, white and striped colors mixed with inventive geometric cuts feature in the label’s signature. Asymmetry, layered collage-effect, colorblocked knits and futuristic shaped dresses. JACQUEMUS’ skill at infusing innovative shapes with an irrepressible sense of youth and femininity has won critical acclaim as well as a devoted following: the designer is the winner of a special jury prize from LVMH in 2015.