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Marc JacobsSpring Summer 2015 New York

Runway Review
9/11/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Where as Marc Jacobs's Resort 2015 collection was party-ready and unabashedly glitzy and glamorous, his Spring assortment was a take on the classic uniform: belted dresses and military-inspired suiting. The inspiration stemmed from Jacobs's fascination with images of songstress and activist Grace Slick in fatigues protesting the Vietnam War in the 60's.

The beauty look continued that sense of sternness as the faces were bare, peeking out from underneath piecy bobs with bluntly-cut bangs. And the scene? Well, it all centered around a bubblegum pink house, with a vocal narrative track that could only be heard by placing your Beats By Dre headphones on your ears: as whimsical and strange as one would expect from Marc Jacobs. The track pulled influence from a mid 70's John Smith short film called The Girl Chewing Gum - deemed one of the most avant-garde films of the 20th century.

It was all about surplus with a high-fashion twist here. Joan Smalls opened the show in a teal v-neck dress - its slightly billowing shape controlled by a belt cinching its waist. Volume was a large focus: no pun intended. Roomy pleated frocks, broad-shouldered military jackets, cargo pants and shorts: not always the most flattering silhouettes but surely high on functionality. Exotic-skinned hobos served as accoutrements to the ensembles, along with leather boots (for stomping through the trenches of the world's greatest metropolises with ease) and slides that the brand usurped from Dr. Scholl's - a continuation of the "ugly sandal" trend that has been so prevalent in the industry this year.

Decorative flair emerged in flat cabochon studs on practical trousers, floral dresses, an oversized hoodie, and a short sleeve army green jumpsuit that could be the epitome of chic if tailored to hug the form a bit more and with the right accessories. The change in fabric also lent itself to a more delicate turn with dresses in silk duchesse instead of cotton. A mockneck cutout gown was fit for the Fall red carpet, while a teal mini frock was darling with its handcrafted feel and button pocket.

No one knows how to play the game better than Marc Jacobs. He can set trends or follow them: either way women the world over and the industry will love him. This collection closed the shows in New York City on a great note: a serious inspiration that rendered itself in a very happy and jovial way.

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9/11/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Where as Marc Jacobs's Resort 2015 collection was party-ready and unabashedly glitzy and glamorous, his Spring assortment was a take on the classic uniform: belted dresses and military-inspired suiting. The inspiration stemmed from Jacobs's fascination with images of songstress and activist Grace Slick in fatigues protesting the Vietnam War in the 60's.

The beauty look continued that sense of sternness as the faces were bare, peeking out from underneath piecy bobs with bluntly-cut bangs. And the scene? Well, it all centered around a bubblegum pink house, with a vocal narrative track that could only be heard by placing your Beats By Dre headphones on your ears: as whimsical and strange as one would expect from Marc Jacobs. The track pulled influence from a mid 70's John Smith short film called The Girl Chewing Gum - deemed one of the most avant-garde films of the 20th century.

It was all about surplus with a high-fashion twist here. Joan Smalls opened the show in a teal v-neck dress - its slightly billowing shape controlled by a belt cinching its waist. Volume was a large focus: no pun intended. Roomy pleated frocks, broad-shouldered military jackets, cargo pants and shorts: not always the most flattering silhouettes but surely high on functionality. Exotic-skinned hobos served as accoutrements to the ensembles, along with leather boots (for stomping through the trenches of the world's greatest metropolises with ease) and slides that the brand usurped from Dr. Scholl's - a continuation of the "ugly sandal" trend that has been so prevalent in the industry this year.

Decorative flair emerged in flat cabochon studs on practical trousers, floral dresses, an oversized hoodie, and a short sleeve army green jumpsuit that could be the epitome of chic if tailored to hug the form a bit more and with the right accessories. The change in fabric also lent itself to a more delicate turn with dresses in silk duchesse instead of cotton. A mockneck cutout gown was fit for the Fall red carpet, while a teal mini frock was darling with its handcrafted feel and button pocket.

No one knows how to play the game better than Marc Jacobs. He can set trends or follow them: either way women the world over and the industry will love him. This collection closed the shows in New York City on a great note: a serious inspiration that rendered itself in a very happy and jovial way.


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