Jacquemus Le Chiquito
Simon Porte Jacquemus started his own label in 2009, when he was only 19 years old. Named after his mother (Jacquemus was her maiden name), he launched it as an ode to her a year after her tragic death. Simon had just moved to Paris from Mallemort, a small farming village where he grew up, and dropped out of the École Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode. To fund his designs, he took a job as a sales assistant at the Comme des Garçons store on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Paying a curtain-maker €100 to sew his first piece, a skirt with no pockets or buttons (he could not afford them), he started his line. From there, Simon showed his first collection at Paris Fashion Week in 2012, as one of the youngest designers ever to do so, and quickly became famous for his accessories.