Simon Porte Jacquemus

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At age 8. Simon Porte Jacquemus made his first garment: a skirt cut from a curtain. “It was ugly, but it changed my life,” he says. Today, the self-taught designer (now 26) preserves the same playfuI irreverence at his namesake label, using his art-project- and dress-up-filled childhood in southern France as inspiration for the skewed silhouettes and simplified color palettes that have become his signature. “I’m not trying to create ‘designer clothes’; I just do whatever I want,” says the recent LVMH fashion prize winner. “I love the idea of something cut. raw, and in slightly bad taste.” Whatever your opinion, he gets props for imagination.

Simon Porte Jacquemus

Simon Porte Jacquemus

Simon Porte Jacquemus

Simon Porte Jacquemus

Simon Porte Jacquemus

Simon Porte Jacquemus

Simon Porte Jacquemus

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