At just 24 years old, Simon Porte Jacquemus has already shaken up Paris’ famously poker-faced fashion system – and gained support from the likes of Adrian Joffe and Rei Kawakubo. Now in his tenth season, his pop-savvy designs are inspired by such archetypal French concepts as la femme enfant or holidays at Montpellier’s La Grande Motte beach. “The Jacquemus girl is a bit of a cliché,” he laughs. “She’s your typical French girl.”
How would you sum up what you do in a sentence?
Jacquemus: I live the dream I dreamed all my childhood.
What’s your favourite song and movie of 2014?
In 15 words, sum up what we can expect from you in 2015.
Jacquemus: Staying as happy and free as I feel right now.
What new skill did you learn this year?
Jacquemus: Staying spontaneous.
Who’s an unsung cultural hero that you discovered this year?
Jacquemus: Pina Bausch.
What’s the most surprising thing we’d find out if we looked at your phone?
Jacquemus: Yokee (a karaoke app).
Who should have been at number one on the Dazed 100?
Jacquemus: Guillaume Gallienne.
Look out for an extended feature on Simon Porte Jacquemus and shoot with the new SS15 collection online soon.
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