Marc Jacobs takes military and uniform inspired dressing in to the world of designer clothing with oversized cargo pockets, exploding cabochons, and divine silk duchesse fabrics. Uniforms went glam in little pouf skirts and paper-doll sixties shifts. Jacobs quoted his inspiration as images of Grace Slick, who wore fatigues to protest the Vietnam War in the ’60s. “Military clothes are part of the fashion vernacular now,” he pointed out. Was this his statement on the war crazy world we live in today?
And, we can’t not mention the “experience” Jacobs provided. Beats by Dre headsets were on every seat, so you watched the show in your own little private world, the melodic sound track acting as a background to a soothing voice crooning thoughts composed by Marc and his collaborators — “When she goes in, the dog starts to bark. No, not that kind of dog . . . one that sounds like cheap electronic hip-hop from the eighties,” or “Can we move the house to a place where nothing ever happens and things are slower? I’ll be happy there . . ”
“The idea was to put everybody in their own world,” Jacobs said backstage of the immersive experience. “It’s what you make of it.” Which is exactly how it should be!
Juan Carlos Obando Goes Back To His Roots
“This is actually the most personal collection I’ve done because it was all about Colombia, my home,” Juan Carlos Obando said after his Spring show. In the first half of Juan’s collection he introduced refreshing, soothing neutrals in lieu of his signature red-carpet gowns and bold color combinations which did make an appearance in the second half.
His fabric of choice was a beautiful, ivory waxed silk, lending the clothing fluidity and a sensuousness that I was immediately attracted to. I can just imagine how amazing these clothes will feel against your skin. That, and the loosely structured silhouettes take comfortable to a sublime state of dressing.
While I have always loved Obando’s use of vibrant colors, it was the neutrals I adored in his Spring 2015 collection. I’m coveting them all, but there is that rich wine colored dress too….