Even though Jean Paul Gaultier retired from his ready-to-wear line last year, the designer signed a deal with Seven & i, the Japanese retail company, to create a 50-piece womenswear capsule collection for two seasons – October this year and Spring’16. The collection, titled Jean Paul Gaultier for Sept Premières, will be sold within the price range of $32 (4,000 yen) to $242 (29,000 yen), which is steal compared to past Gaultier creations and will include almost every kind of outerwear including accessories. The downside, this collection is only available at the 17,000 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan; which means, all the savings you foresee to be making from the designer collection, might have to go your travel fund.
This year’s Paris Fashion week was the first without the presence of Jean Paul Gaultier, as he signed out of last year’s season with a grand theatrical fashion show. He now chooses to focus his attention on his couture collection and fragrances.
Are the designer’s famous sailor stripes worth the plane ticket to Tokyo and back?
[Via – WWD]