26 September 2019
Simon Porte Jacquemus of fashion brand Jacquemus announced that he’ll be opening a new Mediterranean restaurant called OURSIN in Paris, also known as the the “little brother” of Jacquemus’ Café Citron, another one’s of Simon Porte’s place.
The designer shared on Instagram that he’s launching OURSIN (which in French means sea urchin) in partnership with Caviar Kaspia. Like Café Citron, OURSIN will be located at Galeries Lafayette Champs Élysées (where else, really?). The menu, serving diners with seafood dishes, pasta, salads and desserts. has been created in partnership with former Septime group chef Érica Archambault.
The interiors of the restaurant feature white walls that bring to mind houses that sparkle along the Mediterranean coasts. Floor to ceiling windows allow the sun to shine into the room, while beautifully-crafted pottery, handwoven rattan chairs and artistic tableware add finishing touches to the dreamy space. Take a tour inside the restaurant by checking out the image below:
Simon Porte Jacquemus (born 16 January, 1990) is a French fashion designer and the founder of the Jacquemus fashion label. He was 20 years old when he created his brand Jacquemus, his mother’s maiden name. He promoted his designs by having friends wear his creations in shops during Vogue’s Fashion Night Out in 2010 in Paris. In 2012, he was invited to present his collection during Paris Fashion Week.
Most of the fabrics used in his collections come from a workwear supplier. The cut is simple, with few details, but original. The prints sometimes recall the world of films by Jacques Tati or Louis Malle. He has described his creations as a “naïve” fashion. Having achieved a certain notoriety, his pieces are now on sale in stores such as Opening Ceremony in New York, Broken Arm in Paris, Gago in Aix-en-Provence and Dover Street Market in London. In 2014, he designed a collection for La Redoute. In 2015, he received the Special Jury Prize at the LVMH Prize, an international competition created by Delphine Arnault for young fashion designers.
In 2017, Jacquemus added a line of footwear to his collections. He also announced in 2018 that he would be designing menswear in the future. In addition to shoes, Jacquemus also designs handbags and hats.