For spring, Jacobs delivered a collection that yet again, couldn’t help but please both press and consumers.
It’s difficult to attempt to critique a Marc by Marc Jacobs collection when seemingly everything sent down the runway is accessible, upbeat and just plain fun… I mean, really, where is the sport in denigrating that? It is that sense of uncomplicated fun running through his collections that is at the heart of Jacobs' beloved diffusion brand, and the reason he has fans of every age bracket buying into his vision.
For spring, Jacobs delivered a collection that yet again, couldn’t help but please both press and consumers. In line with his mainline collection, Jacobs sent graceful Seventies silhouettes in bright, summery colour down the catwalk – beginning with a beachy multi-colour stripe tank dress paired with canvas sneaker wedges (which I haven't decide if I’m a fan of yet – there’s something about sneakers and high heels I feel should always remain separate). But where the Marc Jacobs collection was referential and disco-decadent, Marc by Marc Jacobs opted for a more sporty, casual and contemporary aesthetic. There were over 60 looks on show, including a number of jumpsuits, which have surprisingly retained an on-trend status for a few seasons now, that were alternately loose and billowy, and structured and somewhat militaristic. Cute bonnet-style hats perfectly set off loose-fitting cotton-twill cape-like dresses and jackets, polka-dot halter-neck swing dresses added a little drama, and youthful high-waisted mini-skirts and sweater ensembles were consistent throughout - but without a doubt it was the humble stripe, in striking, sumptuous colour and in endless incarnations, that stole the show.