Simon Porte Jacquemus fueled speculation by teasing a big announcement of a new job on social media in the weeks leading up to his Fall/Winter 2018 presentation on Monday in Paris. “You can have a new job even if it’s at your own house,” he told Vogue. Jacquemus will no longer be solely a womenswear label, the launch of the men’s collection will be during Paris Fashion Week in June 2018.
Originally from Mallemort in the south of France, Jacquemus launched his namesake label in 2010 when he was 19 years old and became one of the youngest designers officially showing at Paris Fashion Week in 2012. The designer was nominated for the LVMH Prize in 2014 and 2015, winning the Special Jury Prize in the second year.