Jean Paul Gaultier is re-joining the ready-to-wear game with a new line that looks back at his greatest runway hits. Nodding to his creations from the ’80s to ’90s, the showman is pulling from his archives for an all-new collection launching this fall. 15 statement pieces from his lengthy career will all land in the pre-seasonal collection which will soon expand into a full seasonal offerings. “The idea is to mix pieces based on a two-make-one-formula and create new looks, while playing with the shapes and colours,” Gaultier told WWD. From a re-inspired structured blazer to wide leg pants from 1982, these new pieces seem bolder and shapelier for their second appearance on the racks. “It’s about contrasts: femininity and masculinity, alternate shapes and the clash of fabrics,” shared the runway favourite.
It seems this time around Gaultier has decided not to mess with a good thing.