This Is How a French Girl Puts a Fresh Spin on Basics

Dacy Knight

I first met Jeanne Faucher five years ago in the fashion closet of Vogue Hommes on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. She was inimitably cool—both in attitude and style, introduced me to Parisian 'fripe (or vintage) stores, taught me how to correctly pronounce Proenza Schouler, and had her own clothing line. What started as a project repurposing vintage basics into cool-girl pieces quickly turned into a business with a cult following. Hit the Road Jacques highlighted Faucher's fresh aesthetic, infusing '90s references like crew-neck sweatshirts and ringer tees with modern detailing, such as pastel mesh panels and velvet chevron striping. Though the brand's iconic Jacques sweatshirt and baseball cap haven't stopped appearing in cool-girl Instagram feeds, Faucher took a brief hiatus from her business. Now making another foray back into fashion, Faucher is returning to her reworked vintage roots with her latest capsule collection. Oversize denim jackets, satin bralettes, and Nike crew socks are reworked with intricately embroidered patches. Head below to read our interview with Hit the Road Jacques founder Jeanne Faucher and see pieces from her line.

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