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Show Report: Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 14 Womenswear

by Indigo Clarke on 10 September 2013

Indigo Clarke reports on the Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 14 womenswear show.

Indigo Clarke reports on the Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 14 womenswear show.

Progressing from last season’s slouchy grunge-fest to a refined take on seventies Glam Rock and thirties Broadway with a side of eighties collegiate, Marc by Marc Jacobs ditched the now-ubiquitous nineties aesthetic for a party-ready vision championing eras of excess for Spring. Daywear for evening and vice versa proved the overriding theme of the men’s and women’s collections, with vibrant and youthful dusk-til-dawn ensembles ideal for 24-hour party people. Holographic sequin sheath dresses in luminous pink and green paired with geeky sneakers, iridescent leather jackets and mini-skirts and playful harlequin silk dresses offered a dressed-down approach to eveningwear.

While effortlessly-cool collegiate jackets and sporty shorts and pastel-hued loose-fitting pyjama-like suits for both sexes teamed with nonchalant neckties and oversize clutch bags (for the boys) hinted at preppy Americana. Prints were graphic and bold, with geometric and abstracted floral motifs in subdued candy colours drawing on a seventies aesthetic. Rounding out the collection in upbeat contemporary glam-rock style, black and platinum-toned silk-satin suits alongside shift dresses and jumpsuits embellished with sequin and bead star motifs closed the show.

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