Mar 30, 2017 3:13AM

Exclusive: Simon Porte Jacquemus Announces Beaut 'Marseille Je T'aime' Project [Watch]

Very special.
Most playful French man on the planet Simon Porte Jacquemus is right this second announcing a very new, very special project. Titled Marseille Je T'aime it has several parts: 'Maisons', 'Archives', 'Images' and the parade of his SS17 collection. Oh, and a book for those who can't be there IRL.
 
To launch the project, which is to be part of the OpenMyMed 2017 festival, produced by the Maison Méditerranéenne des Métiers de la Mode (MMMM), Simon has created a trailer with artist Willi Dorner and photographer David Luraschi. 
 
"I wanted to present my archives in a patchwork sculpture, in the Calanques of Marseille, in a wink to the credits of My Father's Glory, which begins in the hills of the provence," Simon says. 
 
The trailer, expectedly playful, sees a human installation of 11 dancers performing what we know as stacks on. The national park setting, and original music from My Father's Glory, refines it obvs.
 
Breaking down the sections of the entire project, 'Maisons' will see sculptural pieces by Simon that incorporate his signature square and circle vibes. 'Archives' combines photos and human sculpture, imagined by Simon and realised by David Luraschi and Willi Dorner. 'Images' is just that: "I imagined a more playful and direct installation by staging my personal images and inspirations, in a patchwork of real and poetic videos," Simon says. "A flower, a shoe, my cousin, a moment of life... The audience goes into my phone." And the book, it features exclusive images by some twenty artists, including photographers Pierre-Ange Carlotti and David Luraschi, and contemporary artist Ruth Van Beek.
 
For a dated program, and info on how to get your hands on the book, click here.
 

Hayley Morgan