simon porte jacquemus creates stories and clothes
The rising French designer talks to us for our 35th Birthday Issue.
What do you do and why do you do it?
I create stories and clothes for freedom.
Describe yourself in five words.
Man-child, sun, naïve, smile, impatient.
How did you start your career?
By cutting my mother's curtains when I was eight.
What was your big break?
The Swimming Pool show.
What are you working on at the moment?
My next collection.
What advice would you give young people wishing to follow in your footsteps?
Always be free and follow yourself!
We're celebrating the 35th Birthday Issue of i-D, when did you last celebrate and what was the occasion?
Yesterday I celebrated the new orange juice machine at the studio.
What excites you most about tomorrow?
What's your party trick?
I used to sing Céline Dion songs in my music band.
Finish this sentence: 35 is the new…
Photography Alasdair McLellan. Hair Matt Mulhall at Streeters London. Make-up Hiromi Ueda at Julian Watson Agency using Sisley Skincare and Cosmetics.