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#001 ☼ Summer's Son: Simon Porte Jacquemus
☼ Jacquemus • Topless Vehicles • Antiques Trafficking
The Signature Poolsuite Martini
With tasting notes of topless vehicles, Marseille-inspired life philosophy, high crime in the luxury art world, the internet’s hottest brands and of course, Paradiso. Garnished with a Poolsuite (née Poolside FM) olive blanket.
The good life beckons once more!
☼ The latest in that antiquities trafficking case
☼ An electric blue villa previously owned by Yves Saint Laurent has hit the market
☼ Why don't all air conditioners come with their own vinyl soundtrack, like this one from '87?
Simon Porte Jacquemus
"My name is Simon, I like blue and white, stripes, the sun, fruits, circles, life, poetry, Marseille and the 80s" reads the bio of fashion phenomenon Simon Porte Jacquemus, who grew up in the French countryside with one of his biggest inspirations: his grandmother Liline.
There are few brands as committed to the amplification of the good life as Poolsuite, but Simon comes pretty close. In anticipation of his latest collection “LE PAPIER” launching on 27th June somewhere special and featuring pieces from his newest collaboration with Nike — and teased covertly in Hawai’i — there’s no better time to get to know the world of Jacquemus.
"I was born... in the 90s, the decade of techno and technology. But I grew up so naïve. My weekly highlight was to sell fruits and vegetables on the road-side on weekends with my grandparents. I had learned the licence plates of cars by heart so I knew which cars were from Paris. I would wait for tourists from Paris to sell my lavender to them. I think it says a lot about me."*
And why the names? Drawing from 80s French cinema, Vogue Italia and photographers like Steven Meisel, "All my collections have titles. I am obsessed with Godard movies and his film titles so I give all my collections a title, all starting with either L’, La or Le [...] I know my set, I know my music, I know every performing detail before I even know what the clothes will look like." (SSENSE)
And on that note, we look forward to the upcoming show.
Explore the rest of Home Alone with Jacquemus*, take a peek inside his pristine Parisian offices or his latest pop up store in London, "a surrealist reimagining of Jacquemus' own bathroom" designed in collaboration with Random Studio.
Portrait of a Place: PARADISO
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