Marc Jacobs Catwalk Fashion Show New York FW2012
It was a spectacular set at the Marc Jacobs’ show yesterday. The designers’ friend artist Rachel Weinstein was responsible for this paper construction looking like “a broken castle. Marie Antoinette’s version of ruins”, she told the press. But nothing reminded of 18th century France. It was more like modern streetstyle meeting 17th century – and it was clearly a celebration of fashion and clothes.
The models wore pilgrim shoes with giant shiny buckles,and large furry hats. It was magical and poetic. A cacophony of textures and colours, Jacobs evoked a strange sort of folkloristic glamour. There was a continuation of the past two season’ fascination with contrasting fabrications. Wool stoles were buttoned over wool coats worn on top of patchwork skirts above cropped pants. Prints ranged from oversize paisleys to floral pencil drawings, and holographic appliqués dripped off dresses. Volumes were turned up to, including padded hips.