The Spring-Summer 2017 JACQUEMUS collection refers to one of the emblematic cultural objects embodying the spirit of South of France: les Santons de Provence.
Each Santon can be recognized through specific features of his costume relating to its identity or craft: the Arlésienne, the Grand Father, the Cook, the Sheperd, the woman with lavender, the Bohemian... The collection draws inspiration from these costumes, and offers a modern and free- spirited take on tradition.
The 32 looks echo a certain delicate simplicity to be found in these traditional costumes, and exude a natural elegance. Main fabrics are: linen, cotton, wool and white lace. The 32 looks are easily readable, with clear outlines. The colors are neutral and quiet: black (brown, navy), white, beige; sometimes contrasted by a bright red and a strong graphical polka-dot pattern referring to the Bohemian style.
Core elements of the label's formal language are still prominent this season: the essential shapes of the square and the circle, and the permanent desire to rethink masculine wardrobe staples, such as the jacket, the pants, and especially the shirt, by reworking them on a woman's body, playing on dimensions and using various folding and pleating techniques, being this season also enhanced by embroidery details.
Sleeves come into various shapes, playing on round volumes and square angles, and collars are often V-shaped. The typical triangular fichu of the Arlésienne has been revisited to propose a series of V neck tops.
Trousers are numerous: from straight grand-father style trousers to extra-long fluid ones belted under the breast and elongating the silhouettes, to two-dimensional looking 'flat' trousers and large 3/4 ones.
Skirts are long and wide or adorned by an accumulation of fan pleats, bringing a bohemian note.
Square-toed flat shoes with a thin sling and pointy pumps feature the labels signature, the round and square geometrical heels.