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Jean Paul Gaultier will unveil his first Gaultier² collection in June. JPG has had a series of diffusion lines over the years including ‘Gaultier Jeans’, ‘Junior Gaultier’ and the puntastic ‘Jeans Paul Gaultier’.

The latest offshoot from the prodigious designer, ‘Gaultier²’, shares a name with the label’s 2005 fragrance, which was concocted by famed luxury perfumier Francis Kurkdjian.

The latest incarnation of Gaultier² is a new Spring 2014 streetwear line for men and woman, produced under a licence by Italian firm Ittierre (who also produce clothes for John Galliano and Karl Lagerfeld).

Set to appear for buyers on June 30 in Paris, the collection will also travel to Milan, Berlin, New York, Hong Kong among other cities, before hitting stores early next year.

Busy as ever, after showing a couture collection on July 3 as part of the Paris haute couture program (June 30-July 5), Gaultier is set to show a ‘La Parisienne’ couture collection in Rome on July 7 as part of the city’s AltaRoma AltaModa fashion event which runs from July 6-10.