- Kristopher Fraser
Jean Paul Gaultier has named Glenn Martens as his subsequent collaborator for his couture assortment. Gaultier had introduced a technique this 12 months the place he could be inviting a distinct designer to collaborate with him on his couture collections. Martens is greatest referred to as the inventive director of Paris-based Y/Undertaking and the inventive director of Diesel.
Martens follows Chitose Abe, the inventive director of Sacai, who’s Gaultier’s present collaborator, who would be the inaugural designer for Gaultier’s collaborative couture collections. The Jean Paul Gaultier x Sacai assortment has been twice delayed attributable to coronavirus. It was initially anticipated to bow ultimately summer season’s Paris Couture Week till COVID-19 threw the world into disarray. The present has been pushed again once more after an anticipated debut at this month’s Paris Couture Week, however now Gaultier is planning for the following couture week in July.
Martens isn’t any stranger to working with Gaultier. After the previous’s graduate present at Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Tremendous Arts, he was recruited by the latter to affix him as a junior for his ladies’s pre-collection and the G2 males’s label.
Gaultier formally retired from the runway together with his final present in January 2020, however plans to proceed his couture collections. He additionally nonetheless produces standard fragrances, together with males’s perfume Le Male.
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