The career of fashion designer Jørgen Simonsen is best summed up by the two decades of iconic and enduring innovation produced by his very distinct and very capable hands.
Explore his archives and discover work – both as designer for top fashion houses and his very own label – that call to mind a world of alluring Haute Couture, super-contemporary and sensuous ready-to-wear, captivating and empowering accessories and eyewear, all signed with the unique imprint of a man who understands the delicate marriage of wondrous and wearable.
Feeding on a deeply-rooted approach to the hand-drawn, and at complete ease expressing himself in that exact manner, Simonsen channeled his natural skills, via an exclusive education and almost unsurpassed early fashion house experiences, to hone and perfect his counter-intuitive playfully serious approach to everything he puts his name to.
The notion of time is crucial to Jørgen Simonsen and his design process and final creations. His captivating artistic output is the essence of his own personal and unique interpretation of time past, present and future.
He lives fully in the Zeit (time) and spins yarn from the Geist (spirit), weaving these into the very fabric that is at the heart of everything he produces. His creations do not only pay homage to the female form, they respect it with the stamp of his inimitable perspective.
Scandinavian to his very core, Jørgen Simonsen was nurtured by the serene sense of tradition that is unmistakably Danish, but peppered with a rock’n’roll edge.
Educated at private fashion college EsMOD in Paris, he went on to a series of almost unparalleled apprenticeships with some of fashions most influential mavericks: John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander McQueen. Topping off this impressive ascent as assistant designer into the world of Haute Couture, he was appointed head designer at the Milanese fashion empire Versace in the late nineties, followed by seasons in the same capacity at Valentino in Rome.
Now, he continues to amaze by putting his talent, skills and insight from years in the upper echelons of the fashion business to great use via both private work – catering to a clientele including women as diverse as style icon Sarah Jessica Parker, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Olga Kurylenko, Nicole Kidman, Marisa Tomei, and Michelle Rodriguez – and high profile collaborations with industry giants.