Marc by Marc Jacobs Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2011
Today Marc Jacobs’ models had the same frizzy hairdo as in his other show yesterday. Yet apart from the hair there was a whole different vibe going on. The spring/summer collection had everything in it the Marc by Marc Jacobs brand is famous for: flirty, playful, bright, young, wearable clothes and accessories.
Marc Jacobs chose orange and bright (almost neon) yellow as his main colors. He used those in his jumpsuits, summer dresses and skirts. Even the thick bangles and streetwise bags came in those eye-catching shades. Not to mention the models’ orange-colored lips.
The silhouette was feminine and playful at the same time. In most designs the waist was accentuated, the skirts and dresses came by in a flared version and the pants ended above the models’ ankles.
Remarkable were some ultra-short, yet high-waisted shorts and classic bathing suits. Less impressive were several shirt dresses and some navy-inspired red & white striped Tees. Also we must say the helmet hats most models wore on their heads looked kinda awkward.
For men Marc Jacobs came up with long (trench)coats, sweaters and shirts. The legs and sleeves of most pants and jackets seemed too short (7/8), but judging from the female looks this will be the style for next spring.
The male models wore their looks very careless; loose tie, standing shirt collar, tucked up sleeves and sneakers. Very cool & funky indeed!
All looks were perfectly balanced and had the right feeling, color and fit for the slightly younger audience Marc Jacobs aims at with this line. Their might have been an overkill on the stripes, but overall we liked what we saw.