After a sandy runway on a Hawaiian beach, a serpentine walk through lush lavender fields in Provence or giant mounds of salt in the Camargue, Jacquemus finally returned to Paris for Spring/Summer 2023.
Named “Le Raphia“, the Jacquemus ”See Now, Buy Now” collection took place in a vast hangar at Le Bourget airport, just outside Paris.
On a vast circular set covered with cream carpet, wept a storm of dried strands of raffia and circulated models topped with huge sun hats made of the same material, almost hinting at a new era for Simon Porte Jacquemus’ brand, as a kind of return to its roots.
“It’s the end of the summer. All these colors, all the dreams that I saw, that I had, go away. The smell, the beauty, The Raphia rain sweeps everything away as in a dream…Will I see again those big hats, those flower buckles, those prints? I think so,” reads the Jacquemus show notes.
As with his previous collections, this season focused on craftsmanship and artisanal details – for example, raffia was hand-embroidered by Maison Lesage and transformed into fabrics used to make these custom garments and as details on accessories and shoes.