Jean-Paul Gaultier never ceases to amaze me, and that’s the reason why his name has remained on my list of favorite designers for years. Presenting a collection filled with bold patterns, stripes and tartan, Gaultier held down the scene in Paris for a classic and cool themed summer while striping models down to basics and returning to the ‘old haute couture’ feel to a show. As a voice narrated to looks to the audience, I certainly enjoyed the constant repeat of models like Robert Evans, David Agbodji and Andrej Pejic, but apart from that, his collection (in my opinion) was simply stunning! Delivering picturesque prints with tropical inspiration and in keeping a slight focus on classic tailoring, his definition of British aesthetic, his multi-layered collection was done with the precision and the creativity, like no other could. Jean-Paul brought out a great deal of three-piece suits, bomber jackets, jeans, shorts and great shoes. And in getting a bit whimsical, bold patterned pants, shirts and shorts along with a spew of tartan layers and nautical sailor knits. Even though many themes flowed throughout the show, they were all fused together with Jean-Paul’s great touch, and setting another high bar for other collections to follow I look forward to seeing this season’s designs unfold. Check out my favorites below, and also the looks from the entire collection.
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