After the collaboration with Lil Nas X, Jean Paul Gaultier continues his collaboration by announcing his next haute couture designer: Glenn Martens of Y / Project.
For Spring / Summer 2022, Martens will take over the collection, following Sacai’s Chitose Abe who created the brand’s fall / winter 2021 range and incorporated some of its iconic design elements into the couture pieces, and also worked with tattoo artist Dr. Woo to create graphics, as well as Nike to launch more collaborative sneakers.
It remains to be seen how the designer will interpret the iconic brand, but from his tenure at Y / Project, we know Martens has an affinity for unique silhouettes and playful designs – something we certainly expect from the JPG collaboration.
Glenn Martens has had a busy time, having been named Diesel’s Creative Director in October 2020 and winning the ANDAM Family Fund Award alongside Marine Serre that same year, while retaining his role at Y / Project at the same time. If there is one creator that we are following closely, it is he.
Jean Paul Gaultier’s choice to involve Martens is not surprising. After completing his studies, he was offered a position as a junior designer at JPG, before starting his own eponymous label in 2012 and joining Y / Project later in 2013. After 10 years, the two will reunite and we can’t wait to see how much the designer has progressed since.
Announced on the brand’s Instagram, the next Gaultier couture show will take place in January 2022, with other details surrounding the collection yet to be revealed.