​an actual white horse walked the runway at jacquemus

After a dreamlike show of deconstructed tailoring, there was *insert clothes horse joke here*.

by Charlotte Gush
01 October 2015, 2:10am

Fashion loves a showman, but during the surreal spectacle at Simon Porte Jacquemus' spring/summer 16 show last night, it seemed that the designer was more like the ringmaster of our dreams.

The show opened with his young cousin Jean wearing bed clothes and pushing a gigantic ball of red linen around the room, before Jacquemus' playfully deconstructed pinstripe tailoring, ribbed knitwear, sporty separates and innovative shirting took to the floor. The big red ball was Le Nez Rouge of the show title -- The Red Nose -- a symptom suffered by the designer after a summer of sadness, of crying and of sickness, endless nose-blowing.

A poetic response to his pain, the show closed with an emblem of hope: Simon Porte Jacquemus walked through the room in bed clothes like his cousin's, leading a majestic white horse by his side.



Text Charlotte Gush
Photography Mitchell Sams

Simon Porte Jacquemus
spring / summer 16