With a childhood spen in the sun-soaked hills of southern France, it's hard to imagine Simon Porte Jacquemus having any need for winter-ready gear – but then again, the designer has never shied away from a creative challenge. Passing the test with flying colours, the creative maven dreams up Le Parka. Spun from a cotton blend, this style is cut to a belly-baring cropped hem, leaving its utilitarian accents (note the detachable hood and roomy pockets) to shine through.
Pared down and minimalist, self taught French designer Simon Porte aims for the essence in his design ethos. His work features in publications like Refinery29 and InStyle.