Young up-and-coming Parisian designer Simon Porte Jacquemus has returned with his second Jacquemus menswear installment. The young designer, who’s garnered a myriad of followers through his womenswear collection from Beyoncé, Kendall Jenner and even COMME des GARÇONS founder, Rei Kawakubo, are just a few names that have become fans. The designer entered the menswear industry last year, with his runway show making it into our top 10 of 2018.
Finding inspiration at the intersection of land and labor, Jacquemus homme’s Fall/Winter 2019 lookbook is set in the farmland outside of Montepellier, France, becoming the perfect setting for the heavily workwear-referenced collection.
The majority of the garments are crafted with cotton canvas and denim, constructed into loose-fitting jackets and pants, where fabric adaptations such as unique resin coatings and bi-treatments leave the fabric both raw and bleached. More tailored pieces retain a more clean and crisp feel and look, while still remaining somewhat informal. Wool suit jackets look to be lined with a light bonded facing, with corresponding pants remaining rooted in a workwear-esque, loose-fitting silhouette.
Overall, the collection offers a natural palette that remains rooted well in the French countryside’s thematic backdrop, where jackets paired with utility vests, thick sweaters and knit workshirts, fisherman-styled pullovers, and enlarged waistcoasts dominate. The collection also totes a range of unique accessories from leather bandanas, necklace wallets, large bags in fabric and leather, an assortment of shoes that resemble both sportier and more service-minded approaches, and various new eyewear all help add to the collection’s unique motif.
Be sure to checkout the new lookbook above, and be on the lookout as Jacquemus’ new Fall/Winter 2019 menswear collection is likely to hit stockists later this year.
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