YOUTHQUAKE: Raf Simons, Dust magazine and The Broken Arm threw a rooftop party Thursday night in Paris, which — according to the invitation — was “celebrating youth.”
Demna Gvasalia, one of the creative heads of the Vêtements fashion collective, said he equates youth with freedom.
“It’s not really analyzing how things may end up, but just being free,” he said, standing on the last story of the towering brick École Duperré Paris, which gives panoramic Paris views — including of Montmartre and the Eiffel Tower.
“I think probably that’s the part of society that is the most free — from prejudice, from any kind of social frames,” he continued.
For Simon Porte Jacquemus, youth is about spontaneity and naiveté — qualities he hopes carry over in his work.
“Spontaneity is the best thing in the world, I think,” he said, adding youth for him is “freedom, but it’s not a question of age.”
Berlin-based Dust magazine has collaborated with Simons on numerous occasions. The publication, explained Luigi Vitali, who founded and runs Dust with Luca Guarini, intends to balance the physical and metaphysical in its coverage.
Meanwhile, The Broken Arm used the celebration to mark the introduction of an exclusive Paris installation of Raf Simon’s fall-winter 2015 campaign, which will run for two weeks. The concept store and café also has an area carrying some of the collection’s “lab coats” with graffiti print.