For Summer 2024, we drew inspiration from the Paris Jazz scene of the post-WWII era. The prevailing style featured high-rise tailored trousers paired with soft, tucked-in short-sleeve polos, creating a comfortably structured yet relaxed silhouette. This fashion was set against the backdrop of cool jazz, epitomising effortless style.
After World War II, Paris saw an influx of French youth congregating in iconic cafes like Le Café Flore and Les Deux Magots. Later in the night, around midnight, they flocked to jazz clubs such as The Tabou Club on rue Dauphine.
African American musicians made a triumphant return to Paris, continuing the legacy of their 1920s predecessors. The inaugural Festival International de Jazz in Paris in 1948 featured luminaries like Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, and Kenny Clarke. The following year, fans and amateurs packed venues to hear legends like Sidney Bechet, the Charlie Parker Quintet with Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, and Mary Lou Williams.
Miles Davis captured the hearts of the French public during this time. He resided in the famous Hotel Louisiane, known from Bertrand Tavernier's film "Round Midnight," and contributed his bebop genius to French film soundtracks, including "Ascenseur pour l'Échafaud."
It was a magical era for music, characterized by a laid-back and relaxed style.
Spring/Summer 2024 Lookbook