Posted by Stephan Moskovic | May 10th, 2015

The LVMH 8:
Pt.4 Jacquemus

On May 22nd, LVMH will announce the winner of their 2015 Young Fashion Designer Prize from a pool of 8 finalists – Arthur Arbesser, Coperni, Craig Green, Faustine Steinmetz, Jacquemus, Marques’Almeida, Off-White, and Vetements. Started in 2013, the prize was launched to champion standout talent and foster their labels. Winning means getting a seal of approval from a jury of fashion’s foremost designers and industry professionals like Nicolas Ghesquiere, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, and LVMH’s own Delphine Arnault. Aside from being recognized by the industry, the winner receives a 300,000 euro grant and a year’s worth of expert support from the foundation. Of course, success in the industry for these designers isn’t reliant on winning, but it certainly sets the stage.

Presenting Models.com’s exclusive week-long spotlight on each of the designers in anticipation of their final presentation at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris and the announcement of the winner on May 22nd.

The LVMH 8

Series editors: Irene Ojo-Felix and Steven Yatsko
Photography: Steven Yatsko for Models.com
Stylist: William Graper @ The Wall Group
Art Direction: Stephan Moskovic
Hair: Takayoshi Tsukisawa
Makeup: Kim Weber
Production: Jazmin Alvarez
Photo assistant: Jason Acton
Manicurist: Natalie Pavloski @ LMC Worldwide (London)
Portrait courtesy of the designer

Text by Irene Ojo-Felix

Models:
Grace Simmons / Next New York
Irina Shnitman / IMG

With a quirky, mischievous nature, designer Simon Porte Jacquemus frames his collections with an eccentric sensibility that still tilts towards sellable merchandise. The self-taught designer who describes himself as a “south of France boy” relied on design motifs like “oversized bikinis, market uniforms, and asymmetric shapes” that took on a sculptural form with youthful energy throughout. The beachy vibe of his Spring 2015 collection toed the line between child-like exuberance and sophisticated construction that was as distinctly personal as it was daring.

“if there is enough money I’ll buy a Picasso”

As the receiver of two consecutive LVMH Prize nominations, Jacquemus has no plans on slowing down as he has just released a new e-commerce option for the brand. The e-shop reads more like a buyable look book than the standard mannequin display yet fits in visually with his ideas of maximal presentations.

With the prize money, Jacquemus plans “to make the collection more precise, develop the brand” and if there is enough money he’ll “buy a Picasso.” His lighthearted nature endures despite the pressure.

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One Comment to “The LVMH 8: Pt.4 Jacquemus”

  1. Onin says:

    Love her face!!

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