Who run the world? GIRLS! Who doesn't like a girl gang ready to take on the world, especially one clad in ninja/motocross/street urchin gear by the label formally known as Marc by Marc Jacobs, now MBMJ (or is that mbmj?) as designed by the new Creative and Design Directors, a certain Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley? Luella is back, baby and what a comeback that was. Did these two steal all the energy away from every other show this week just to super-compress it and release it upon us this afternoon? Because this show had energy and attitude, a lot of attitude and that was needed, both for NYFW but for Marc Jacobs' diffused-too-much diffusion line too. Jacobs himself took a seat next to his buddy Sofia Coppola and watched the show with a big grin on his face.
Alice's Theme from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland was the soundtrack and the girls came down the wooden runway, motorcycle boots done tight, oversized obi belts around their waists, pigtails bouncing, black velvet headbands neatly on top. Shiny lamé dresses shouted 'Bunny Hop' and 'Revolution', grey tailoring had red racing stripes down the sides, there were button-ups and knife-pleated baggy trousers, knitwear had padding on the shoulders and elbows, ninjas were embroidered on the back of jackets and giant oversized bows hugged the girls' shoulders like little capes. Oh, and there was vinyl and big tulle skirts and glorious accessories and well, there was everything and it was all great! When Luella and Katie walked out for their bow they wore black jackets from Jacobs' main collection. No Tweedledum and Tweedledee, these two.