While Marc Jacobs’ playfully austere main-line collection may have moved well away from the disco-decadence of Spring/Summer, his youth-driven Marc by Marc Jacobs collection was firmly footed in the sexy, sultry seventies. That first look on the catwalk said it all – blazing copper-gold leather blazer atop a rusty metallic satin blouse, paired with herringbone trousers and lace-up oxfords. Wow. And the easy-breezy blown-out hair on the fresh-faced models wearing the luscious disco-by-day ensembles pushed an earthy-glam vision of perfection you couldn't help but want to be a part of.
For winter, textures had been emphasised, and visibly taken up a notch from last season. The collection, crafted in lavish fabrics, as always had endless looks – standouts included polka-dot velvet dresses, leopard print sweaters, loose-fitting late-disco era shifts, a supple silk jungle print jumpsuits and deep chocolate alpaca coat. Tailoring, oversized and playfully feminine-masculine, was observed: corduroy suits, double-breasted macs and loose-fitting mens-style tailored shorts and suit jacket ensembles were key. Cashmere and chunky knits were also consistent throughout as coats, double-knit trousers, sweaters and dresses. Hemlines were elongated in keeping with the trend for spring, and accessories were – you guessed it – 70s inspired: brown leather satchel-handbags, navy panther shoppers and leather hobo totes, alongside suede booties, chunky platform high-heels and chic tassel loafers. There was an early 80s edge throughout, that brought to mind New York punk rock heroine Blondie – and suggested a potential return to a more strict 80s mod-rocking New York style for spring.