- Simon Porte Jacquemus
Paris-based Simon Porte Jacquemus founded his eponymous label in 2009. A protégé of Comme des Garçon's Rei Kawakubo—with his own distinct perspective—Jacquemus designs for the elegant woman who isn't afraid of taking risks. Each collection embodies his admiration for southern France and his fond childhood memories, from city life to the countryside. The designer also points to his Marseilles-born, effortlessly stylish mother as another key source of inspiration behind each collection.