French brand, Jacquemus, is known for beautiful womenswear and gorgeous accessories with a chic Parisian aesthetic but is Jacquemus a luxury brand? Find out here!
Jacquemus is a recent addition to Paris Fashion Week and has quickly become a must-have brand that you are bound to have seen all over your Instagram feed on models and influencers alike. The stylish, off-duty look of Jacquemus clothing and the architectural silhouettes of Jacquemus bags have proved wildly popular and are essential items in any wardrobe for fashion enthusiasts.
But can we really consider this striking French fashion house a luxury brand? Some believe that the prices and style of the clothes and accessories warrant Jacquemus joining the ranks of other European luxury brands. However, others believe that the short history and the materials used do not line up with other luxury brands, and therefore Jacquemus cannot be seen as a luxury brand.
This article will take a look at the history of the brand, the quality of Jacquemus, and some best-selling items before answering the question, is Jacquemus a luxury brand?
Is Jacquemus a luxury brand?
The History of Jacquemus
The French designer brand was founded in 2010 by Simon Porte Jacquemus at the age of 20. Jacquemus grew up on a small farm in the south of France and then moved to Paris at age 18 to study at the École supérieure des arts et techniques de la mode. However, he only attended for a few months before he left to become the artist manager’s assistant at Citizen K Magazine.
After his mother passed away, Jacquemus started his own label – the brand name was his mother’s maiden name. Jacquemus promoted his designs by getting his friends to wear them during Vogue’s Fashion Night Out in Paris in 2010. Only two years later, he was invited to present his first collection at Paris Fashion Week.
The Jacquemus brand grew quickly and soon clothes from the new collections were stocked in Opening Ceremony in New York, Dover Street Market in London, and Broken Arm in Paris. In 2015, Simon Jacquemus won the Special Jury Prize at the LVMH Prize which is a competition specifically for young designers.
The style of Jacquemus clothing a proved very popular among young models and influencers, with Kim Kardashian, Hailey Bieber, Beyonce, and Emily Ratajkowski all often seen in Jacquemus clothing.
Jacquemus collections often uses work wear fabrics cut into classic, simple silhouettes with an individual little twist or added detail. Most pieces are available in neutral tones of off-white, beige, and black, with the odd pop of color – often these shades are inspired by the landscape in the south of France.
Jacquemus continues to be inspired by his native France, so much so that he held one of his fashion shows in a lavender field in France to create a completely stunning backdrop for his latest collection. His chic clothing and architectural bags are completely irresistible and continue to be wildly popular with celebrities – so why not add a Jacquemus piece to your own wardrobe?
The Quality of Jacquemus
In order to determine whether Jacquemus is a luxury brand, we need to take into account the quality of the brand – to do this we are going to look at the price range, materials, and craftsmanship of Jacquemus pieces.
1. Price range
Let’s begin with the price range. Jacquemus dresses are atypically vailable for between $700 and $2,490, while tops are sold for between $120 and $840 and trousers range between $220 and $1,195.
If you are looking for accessories, the cheapest bags are sold for $575, while the most expensive is $1,135. Jewelry ranges between $100 and $370, while shoes are available for between $750 and $1,580.
These prices are in line with the prices of clothing and accessories from other luxury brands in the fashion world. However, it is worth bearing in mind that Jacquemus is a relatively new fashion label and its collections are relatively small so there isn’t a wide range of clothing and bags to include in each price range.
Jacquemus uses a wide range of materials to create the desired look, feel and silhouette for his designs. For clothing, Jacquemus makes use of natural fibers such as merino wool, cotton, virgin wool, linen, and alpaca wool, as well as viscose, nylon, polyamide, and polyester, and sometimes sustainable fabrics like lyocell and recycled viscose or polyester.
All these materials give a luxurious feel, and synthetic fabrics like viscose, nylon, and polyester are used to create a sheer or stretch fabric that has an effortlessly chic look, perfect for going out attire or special occasions.
All Jacquemus pieces are designed by the team in France and then are made in Spain and Italy. This means all Jacquemus items are made to a high standard, and the quality can be easily checked – every Jacquemus piece is made to the same top quality standard.
Best-selling Jacquemus Pieces
There are lots of stunning pieces available from Jacquemus, and new items are added to the collection each season so best to keep an eye on Net-a-Porter and Neiman Marcus to get your hands on the latest clothing and accessories. We have picked a few of our favorites from the womenswear collections and some classic accessories everyone needs!
Chances are you have seen this Baci cropped gathered T-shirt all over social media because it is so popular at the moment – and we can see why!
This is such as stunning play on a regular t-shirt crop top, with an underwire under the best to gather the cotton organic cotton-jersey material and then there are long ties that wrap around the torso and tie in the back. Style this top with your favorite jeans for a casual look, or with a mini skirt for a fun dinner outfit!
The Jacquemus micro cardigan has proved popular with models, including Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid, but if you are looking for something similar with a little more coverage, then this Tordu cold-shoulder ribbed-knit cardigan is perfect for you.
This super soft knit cardigan is ribbed for a tactile feel and to ensure the fabric skims your body. While the front buttons give a demure vibe, the shoulder cutouts have a more sensual look. The sleeves start at the top of the arm while the delicate crossover strap sits on the shoulder.
We love the layered look of this Baunhilha layered linen mini shirt dress – so chic! This linen shirt dress is available in fuchsia, as pictured above, off-white, or turquoise, all shades inspired by a Provençal sunset, from Simon Jacquemus’s native France.
The dress is unique in its layering, with a standard long-sleeved, mini-length shirt dress on top, then a matching cropped pink shirt hidden underneath. The top of the dress has no buttons so you can leave the top of the dress undone to reveal this secret second layer.
Designed with the South of France in mind, this Lagoa cold-shoulder stretch-knit maxi dress is the perfect holiday dress that can be dressed up with some heels or dressed down with a pair of woven espadrilles.
The dress is crafted from a semi-sheer stretch knit fabric that hugs every curve to create a super flattering silhouette. The neckline sits off the shoulder, while a ribbed halter strap begins at the arms and wraps around the back of the neck to create an eye-catching design.
Jacquemus has several incredible bags, one of them being this timeless and versatile Le Sac Ciuciu Leather Shoulder Bag. The bag has a structured rectangular silhouette and is crafted from smooth leather that has a delicate glossy shine.
The front of the bag is decorated with a simple gleaming gold Jacquemus logo. This bag comes with two different straps – one of which is a wide leather strap and the other is a two-tone metal chain strap so you can pick the one that best suits your look!
Le Chiquito is an iconic Jacquemus bag that is beloved all over the world – the mini size and sleek silhouette have made this bag world famous. This bag is available in several different colors, all crafted from buttery soft leather and embellished with a gold Jacquemus logo.
This mini bag has a coiled leather handle as the perfect juxtaposition to the hard lines and sharp corners of the bag itself. Le Chiquito also comes with a longer crossbody strap for endless versatility.
We love the quirky design of these Les Mules Bagnu Sandals which are super stylish and a must-have in any shoe lover’s wardrobe. The French fashion designer has become known for sculptural accessories and these sandals are no different, with a pale pink puffy lambskin strap that twists over the top of your foot.
The fuchsia footbed is luxuriously padded to ensure the ultimate comfort for your foot while you stand on a 3.15-inch stiletto heel. These striking sandals are super sophisticated and will stand the test of time.
A Chelsea boot is a must-have shoe in any wardrobe, and we love this sleek option from Jacquemus. Les Bottes Bricciola is available in black or brown supple leather that has a gorgeous glossy shine and plays with the proportions of a classic Chelsea boot.
While the upper part of the boot is a typical silhouette, the thick sole curves out from the bottom of the shoe, covered in the same lux leather to create an undulating silhouette. These boots will quickly become your most worn shoes during the fall and winter months.
Jacquemus is a wildly popular fashion brand that has an incredible range of eternally stylish clothes and iconic accessories that you really need in your own wardrobe. After taking a look at the price range and quality of Jacquemus clothing, you can see that Jacquemus is a luxury brand.
The exquisitely designed collections and accessories, all made with top quality and expertly chosen materials show how Jacquemus is a luxury brand that can sit alongside older luxury brands such as Prada, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, and Christian Dior.
If you are looking for a new attention-grabbing, sculptural bag, or a relaxed Parisian chic dress or top, then Jacquemus is the luxury brand you should go for.
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