Jean Paul Gaultier Returns To Ready-To-Wear With Retrospective Collection

Expect a clash of fabrics and alternate shapes as the legendary designer nods to the past with new refreshed label

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Jean Paul Gaultier

Photo by Dominique Maitre for WWD

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.

 

Photo by Dominique Maitre for WWD

 

Photo by Dominique Maitre for WWD

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