Gaultier, the fashion house that’s behind Madonna’s most controversial outfits including the conical bras, tight fitted corsets and signature Breton stripes plans to launch a street wear line. Yes, you heard that right, Jean Paul Gaultier, the French couturier has recently revealed that he has plans to launch a streetwear line for a younger audience. We tell you everything that you need to know about the man, his designs and of course his plans…
According to reports, the move follows a new licensing agreement with Italian clothing company Ittierre SpA, who will also produce the label's menswear line - commencing autumn/winter 2013-14. The designer's women's ready-to-wear collections will be manufactured by Gibò SpA, after a deal was made in October.
Since the late 1980’s the French designer has dabbled in many youth directed labels alongside his own self-named ready to wear and haute couture lines, including Junior Gaultier, Gaultier Jeans, which later became Jeans Paul Gaultier, and Gaultier Puissance 2. His fashion empire which already has ready-to-wear, haute couture, fragrance and kidswear is all set to get another addition with this street wear by 2014, according to sources.
Gaultier is definitely one of the most relevant fashion designers who has a global appeal so it would be interesting to see how its signature designs are translated into something for the ‘masses’. Through this collection, he has always freely expressed the scope and range of his aesthetic, drawing inspiration from radically divergent cultures, from imperial India to even Judaism. His risqué, over the top aesthesis and use of unconventional models got him immense recognition and attention. The sartorial style, ability to express his views got him to be the Creative Director for Hermes for almost seven years. We have always admired his work and are looking forward to see more! This line would cater to both men and women. The industry, around the world is waiting to know more details about the street wear range but no names have been disclosed just yet.
What we’re surely expecting from this line is a range of trending mesh and net detailing, silk draped dungaree style playsuits and ‘wearable’ conical accents, probably! We’re not sure how wearable the line will be but one thing’s a given, the designer will surely create more of a global presence with this collection. With his brand present in already 24 stores worldwide and more expansion plans, we’re sure that it’s all looking good for the man who started it all!