Bricks, kilts and a spot of humour; solid foundations for any fine fashion house.
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Opening the show with two dashing redheads, the season’s trend for ginger barnets was cemented at Jean Paul Gaultier. But alas it’s not something he’ll be bottling and selling on shelves. Instead, to channel a bit of the Gaultier guy a brimmed hat and a healthy dose of “joie de vivre” seem the essential ingredients. Prints featured largely throughout, predominantly in grey and red brickwork, seen across trousers, waistcoats and jackets, bringing a whole new meaning to the expression “built like a brick s–t house!”. Textures were varied and layered, perfect for those in colder climes or perhaps with limited wardrobe space. Like several designers this season it seems JPG is also keen to make skirts happen. Sceptical? Mr Gaultier offers a lengthier, arguably more masculine approach, the grey pinstripe option of particular note. With the Gauliter group assembling themselves across several layers of scaffold at the end of the runway, this is one gang that all budding fashionistas should certainly wanna be in.
Text: Sean Baker
Photography: Mitchell Sams