Cedric Jacquemyn’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection invites us to imagine tomorrow’s world, albeit one that opens into the infinite, the borderless. Built on Babylonian ruins, its contrats allow man to finally find his balance.
If Jacquemyn’s name appears to be whispered, shared, murmured at Fashion’s every corner and crossroad, it’s most likely because he’s come up with a unprecedented balance, one that unveils a new masculine silhouette, both architectural and refined, one that toys with contrasts, materials, and shades of black. The Belgian designer recently opened his collection with a statement: « Here is no border, only dust »… Planting his flag in virgin territories, with only the horizon as a possible border, he seems to have conjured a space where men are finally able to free themselves from society’s complexity and to reconnect with their essential, primal self.
His beauty is savage and romantic. The materials’ fluidity softens the sharp cuts, and the wrinkled fabric brings modernity to urban pieces.
Light and vaporous wools fall delicately on leather shorts that bear raw, instinctive cuts. Woolen coats are highlighted by more leather, this time with sculpturesque pants that almost absorb the very energy given off by light itself.
Jacquemyn keeps pushing the envelope, and goes as far as to create a parchment lambskin sleeveless jacket for sorts, of utterly crude beauty, exclusively available at Leclaireur.
Every single piece of Jacquemyn’s latest collection attracts the eye like the ever-changing nuances of an arid landscape, where beauty arises and connects with emotion, and where inner truths prevail over outside appearances.