Marc Jacobs has always delivered. Whether it has been for his namesake collection, Louis Vuitton, or his secondary line — Marc by Marc Jacobs, one could expect uniqueness, excellent craftsmanship and a knack for setting trends.
But there was (is) something extra special about this collection that made my heart gasp, my jaw drop, and the utterance of OMG spill forth from my lips with every exit. From one of the first looks of a tartan plaid sheath with four bands of bugle beads falling below the waist, I knew I was about to witness an exceptional collection. It continued to build on the beauty of those first exits, touching on metallic brocades and leopard print, chevroned mink, grommeted leather, nailhead studded silk, and forties tailored jackets with harlequin beadwork that created a hand painted effect paired with pleated vinyl/leather skirts. And, those thick-heeled black vinyl boots worn tight as hose, and leather gloves in all lengths. I’ll need one of both please!
Could this be the result of a slimmed down schedule? A desire to pour all his passion into his name sake collection, to create his legacy there? What ever has Jacob’s creative mind working at its maximum output I hope it stays around a long, long time.
Below are more of my favorite looks to wrap up our coverage of NYFW. Many from old-time favorites (Derek Lam, Calvin Klein Collection and Victoria Beckham), and some from exciting newish designers about to forge great paths in their fashion careers (Zimmermann, Hellessy and Rosie Assuolin).
Zimmermann // Derek Lam //Marchesa // Hellessy // Prabal Gurung // Narcisco Rodriguez // Calvin Klein Collection // Rodarte // Victoria Beckham // Marissa Webb // Rosie Assuolin //Proenza Schouler //
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