Jimmy Choo Plans Jean Paul Gaultier Collaboration – Sourcing Journal

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Jimmy Choo has teased a collaboration with French fashion house Jean Paul Gaultier coming this October.

The two brands will be working on an exclusive capsule collection of footwear, remixing the two brand’s house codes and a shared vision for “powerful, confident and glamourous femininity,” said Jimmy Choo in a statement.

The design will be headed up by Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi and Florence Tétier, creative director of fashion at Jean Paul Gaultier.

Earlier this week, WWD reported that Simone Rocha will be the next guest couturier at Jean Paul Gaultier.

A spokeswoman for the London-based designer confirmed she would pick up the design reins and show a one-off collection next January during Paris Couture Week.

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Rocha posted on her Instagram account a bouquet of flowers with a note from Gaultier saying “Congratulations on your show. And see you for your next one…in Paris.”

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The designers sketched a mini portrait of himself, dressed in a sailor-stripe top, and signed it “Jean Paul.”

Rocha will be the sixth guest couturier after Rabanne’s Julien Dossena, Haider Ackermann, Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, Glenn Martens of Y/Project and Diesel and Sacai’s Chitose Abe.

Following his retirement from the runway in 2020, Gaultier came up with the idea of the couture house inviting different designers to interpret his vast and eclectic oeuvre, achieved over a career spanning 50 years.

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It’s quickly become a highlight of couture week — and fueled interest in Gaultier’s contributions to the fashion and pop culture.

Rocha, a Central Saint Martins graduate whose collection was immediately snapped up by Dover Street Market, is known for her romance, plays on volume, sheer layering and pearl embellishments.

Footwear has also been central to her collections, and her first big hit were brogues with Perspex heels.

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