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The innovative founder and creative director is celebrated for his ingenuity and vision by the integrated luxury retailer.
DALLAS, Feb. 6, 2024/PRNewswire/ -- Neiman Marcus announces Simon Porte Jacquemus, founder and creative director of Jacquemus as the 2024 winner of the Neiman Marcus Fashion Innovation Award. Jacquemus is recognized as a leader influencer with a significant social presence who has defined the cultural agenda and captured the fashion industry with a revolutionary approach to building his independent brand. Jacquemus challenges the status quo through different presentation, marketing and merchandising tactics that have set a new tone for the future of the fashion industry.
In 2023, Neiman Marcus brought back the celebrated awards program with a modern lens, expanding it to include two new categories (Innovation and Creative Impact) to support the retailer's integrated growth strategy, Revolutionizing Luxury Experiences. Reflecting the ever-changing nature of fashion, the Innovation Award celebrates the extraordinary talent shaping today's design landscape.
"Simon is a once-in-a-generation innovator whose vision, design skills and business prowess have resulted in one of the most imaginative fashion brands that has quickly resonated with our customers," said Geoffroy van Raemdonck, CEO of Neiman Marcus Group. . "Neiman Marcus shares its pioneering experience-driven strategy with over-the-top moments like Fantasy Gifts and Retail-tainment activations to create magic for our customers."
Since founding his eponymous brand in 2009, Jacquemus has quickly built a strong business serving a new generation of customers. Every aspect of the brand is imbued with the designer's new way of thinking, as evidenced by the gigantic trolleys of Jacquemus bags seen roaming the streets of Paris last spring, its acclaimed Fall 2023 show set against the grandeur of the Palace of Versailles and the ephemeral pop-up vending machines 'Jacquemus 24/24'. His latest show, 'Les Sculptures', celebrated his unique perspective on fashion as art while continuing his impactful off-the-calendar strategy that has successfully attracted the attention of celebrities and retailers around the world.
"I am very happy to receive the Neiman Marcus Award, it is a beautiful recognition for the brand and my team," said Jacquemus. "As an independent designer, I was always interested in being innovative and creative in the design of my collections and also in my communication. It is always about communicating and creating experiences with our community in a unique way. Jacquemus always had the support of the American market , and especially Neiman Marcus for many years. I warmly thank the Neiman Marcus team for this great support and this award."
Since Neiman Marcus began selling the French designer's bags in spring 2022, business has grown exponentially. Due to the great customer response, the luxury retailer plans to significantly increase the brand's distribution points over the next two years, including the launch of men's ready-to-wear this summer. Neiman Marcus is currently the largest Jacquemus distributor in the United States and a key luxury partner.
“Simon has built a powerful brand rooted in the French spirit with stunning fashion that intimately connects with his loyal brand fans,” said Lana Todorovich, Chief Merchandising Officer at Neiman Marcus. "His talent for design and storytelling, along with his ability to be both fun and luxurious in his design, has captured the attention of our new luxury customers. Neiman Marcus has a long history of empowering talent and we are excited to amplify Simon's influence and bring his coveted designs to our customers."
Jacquemus joins previously announced 2024 honorees Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of Dior's women's couture, ready-to-wear and accessories collections, and Daniel Roseberry, creative director of Schiaparelli, winners of the Neiman Marcus Awards for Distinguished Service and Creative Impact, respectively. A tribute to the enduring craft of French haute couture and the creative vision of ready-to-wear, the three French brands will be celebrated during Paris Fashion Week on March 3 at the iconic Ritz Paris. As part of the revamped awards program, Jacquemus will develop an exclusive expression of the brand for Neiman Marcus customers later this year in support of the retailer's "Retail-tainment" strategy.
For more information, see the press kit or the Neiman Marcus Awards page at NeimanMarcus.com.
ABOUT DENEIMAN MARCUS: Neiman Marcus is a Dallas-based luxury retailer that has been providing customers with access to exclusive and emerging brands, advance service and unique experiences since 1907. Every day, Neiman Marcus connects with customers around the world as they delights with exceptional experiences across a 36-store U.S. footprint, one of the largest U.S. luxury e-commerce platforms, and industry-leading remote selling and personalization technology. From delicious dining and indulgent beauty services to personalized experiences and exclusive products, there's something for everyone. To stay up to date with the latest Neiman Marcus news and events, visit neimanmarcus.com or follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
ABOUT THE NEIMAN MARCUS AWARDS:The Neiman Marcus Awards are a platform to recognize and amplify the world's innovative fashion luminaries. The platform includes the prestigious Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion, a legacy established by Carrie Marcus Neiman and Stanley Marcus 86 years ago, as well as two expanded categories: the Neiman Marcus Award for Creative Impact in the Field of Fashion Fashion and the Neiman Marcus Award for Innovation in the Field of Fashion.
The Distinguished Service Award has been presented to more than 150 luxury fashion luminaries in the industry, including Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Grace Kelly, Karl Lagerfeld, Elsa Schiaparelli, Miuccia Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Carolina Herrera, Estée Lauder and Baccarat, among others
In 2023, Neiman Marcus brought back the awards, honoring Brunello Cucinelli, LOEWE's Jonathan Anderson and Amina Muaddi. Throughout the year, Neiman Marcus partnered with each designer to participate in blockbuster exclusive customer programming as part of its retail-tainment strategy. For more information on the program and the successes of the 2023 awards, click here.
In the second year of the reinvented platform, Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of Dior's couture, ready-to-wear and women's accessories collections, is the 2024 recipient of the Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion . Daniel Roseberry will receive the 2024 Neiman Marcus Award for Creative Impact in the Field of Fashion and Simon Porte Jacquemus will receive the Neiman Marcus Award for Innovation in the Field of Fashion. The three winners will be honored on March 3, uniting colleagues and notable industry figures during Paris Fashion Week.
ABOUT JACQUEMUS:JACQUEMUS was founded by Simon Porte Jacquemus in 2009 in Paris, France. Dedicated to the memory of the designer's late mother, a passion for culture inspires JACQUEMUS ready-to-wear and accessories collections for men and women that reference the French lifestyle and universal gestures of beauty: from photography artistic to decorative arts, cinema, painting and sculpture. Over the years, JACQUEMUS has staged catwalk productions in such unexpected locations as a Parisian swimming pool or the interior of the Picasso Museum, winding through a lavender field in Provence or a wheat field on the outskirts of Paris. , a marsh in Camargue, a beach in Hawaii, and at the Castle of Versailles. Currently based in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, JACQUEMUS is an independent fashion house with over 300 employees. Known for its rapidly growing digital presence and global business expansion, JACQUEMUS has hosted novel retail experiences around the world, before opening the brand's first permanent flagship store at 58, Avenue Montaigne in Paris in 2022.
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