Notorious for challenging traditional men’s wear codes, Jean Paul Gaultier merged elegance with ease for spring, splashing a blown-up medallion-tie motif on street-savvy silk separates including a bomber jacket, T-shirt and shorts.

These were among the highlights of a collection rich in prints that ranged from a monochrome tile pattern to an exuberant flower design.

Linen knits — some infused with silver Lurex, others incorporating macramé techniques — heralded a “rustic chic” vibe, but Gaultier did not completely turn his back on the gender-bending experiments that earned him the title of enfant terrible of French fashion.

A classic black blazer featured a sheer mesh back, while elsewhere, jackets and suits appeared to have been turned inside out, their piping now used to decorative effect.

Notorious for challenging traditional men’s wear codes, Jean Paul Gaultier merged elegance with ease for spring, splashing a blown-up medallion-tie motif on street-savvy silk separates including a bomber jacket, T-shirt and shorts.

These were among the highlights of a collection rich in prints that ranged from a monochrome tile pattern to an exuberant flower design.

Linen knits — some infused with silver Lurex, others incorporating macramé techniques — heralded a “rustic chic” vibe, but Gaultier did not completely turn his back on the gender-bending experiments that earned him the title of enfant terrible of French fashion.

A classic black blazer featured a sheer mesh back, while elsewhere, jackets and suits appeared to have been turned inside out, their piping now used to decorative effect.

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