Jacquemus honoured in Milan by Camera della Moda and Zalando

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Jacquemus honoured in Milan: As he made preparations to host a fashion show in Capri in June, Simon Porte Jacquemus reflected on his Italian roots while in Milan. As part of the ‘Changemakers in Luxury Fashion’ initiative, the Italian Chamber of Fashion (CNMI) and the German e-commerce behemoth Zalando honored the French designer on Wednesday, March 20.

Along with Renzo Rosso, who was honored in the ‘Innovation’ category, Alfonso Dolce, CEO of Dolce & Gabbana, in the ‘Craftsmanship’ category, and Simone Marchetti, director of Vanity Fair Italy, in the ‘Value’ category, the visionary behind the Jacquemus brand, who is known for his “disruptive approach to fashion communication,” was named an Artisan of Change.

The Neiman Marcus Prize was given to Porte Jacquemus not long ago for “innovation in the realm of fashion,” and at the ceremony, he stressed how important it was to keep his maison separate.

He stressed the significance of maintaining one’s independence and freedom. Additionally, he shared his deep affection for the transalpine peninsula, mentioning that his maternal grandmother was from the region.

Additionally, Porte Jacquemus reflected on the steadfast encouragement and assistance he had from Italian merchants all along his path. The designer says, “For me, Italy epitomizes love, love, love.” He has a lot of suppliers and is well-respected in his market.

His upcoming runway show is set for June 10 in Capri at the renowned Villa Malaparte, immortalized by Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 cinematic masterpiece ‘Le Mépris,’ starring Brigitte Bardot and Michel Piccoli. This trip in Milan was the perfect opportunity to reveal details about the event.

The opening titles of the film have always fascinated me. They pushed me to establish my brand. The names of his collections invariably begin with ‘le’ or ‘la,’ just like the film’s title,” he disclosed.

Built in 1937 by writer Curzio Malaparte atop a rocky peninsula overlooking the sea, this fabled villa with spacious rooftop patio and modernist architecture is composed of Pompeian red stucco. It is not accessible to the public and opens its doors on rare occasions.

“The villa has never hosted a fashion show,” revealed Porte Jacquemus, who had the honor of staying there to get ideas for his next collection. This upcoming event is going to be a big deal for the Parisian label Jacquemus, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary. It follows Jacquemus’ recent shows at the Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence and in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles.​

Ethan Sullivan

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