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Jacquemus opens Paris Fashion Week on a warm note with a collection inspired by Moroccan souks 

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French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus opened on Monday evening the Parisian Fashion Week with a collection inspired by none other than Morocco. Particularly its souks.

Just like the last season in September, Simon Porte Jacquemus was the one to kick off the Paris Fashion Week with a program of 79 shows and 30 presentations scheduled until March 6th. This time, Jacquemus made sure to bring back the heat of Moroccan souks to the catwalk, which contrasted with the freezing cold prevailing in the French capital.

« Often after a show, I go to Morocco. I ride a motorcycle, » says the stylist in a statement.  » This winter, I lost myself again in the souks (…) I returned to Paris and I made my winter collection. Without waiting, I created my warm winter « .

In the souk of Jacquemus, women wander in long tunic trousers, thigh slitted knitted dresses and skirts in the shape of harem pants. They wore oversized hoodies, tights, and shoes with wooden heels. And the color palette is warm, consisting of earthy colors.

The 28 year-old French designer, who presented his women’s prêt-à-porter creations for the autumn-winter of 2018-2019 , announced on this occasion that he will be launching a men’s line for Fashion Week next June.

According to AFP,  the show on Tuesday will be marked by brands like Christian Dior and Saint Laurent but also a very anticipated first show, by Marine Serre. The young French designer who won the LVMH prize in 2017. She will be presenting her creations for the first time as part of the official program.

This week will also see Poiret, 20th century’s emblematic brand recently taken over by a Korean group, make its big return on Sunday on the catwalk.