JEAN PAUL GAULTIER MEN'S RTW SS 2014
Notorious for challenging traditional men’s wear codes, Jean Paul Gaultier merged elegance with ease for spring, splashing a blown-up medallion-tie motif on street-savvy silk separates including a bomber jacket, T-shirt and shorts.
These were among the highlights of a collection rich in prints that ranged from a monochrome tile pattern to an exuberant flower design.
Linen knits — some infused with silver Lurex, others incorporating macramé techniques — heralded a “rustic chic” vibe, but Gaultier did not completely turn his back on the gender-bending experiments that earned him the title of enfant terrible of French fashion.
A classic black blazer featured a sheer mesh back, while elsewhere, jackets and suits appeared to have been turned inside out, their piping now used to decorative effect.
This is a fabulous collection and if you do not appreciate it as much as I do, then you're not relevant.