Quite frankly, I’ve never been Marc Jacobs’s biggest fan. Most of the time what he does is way too much for me, so I don’t care too much with his collections. But the other day, when I checked the latest one – you know, because it’s Marc Jacobs -, something got me.
I’m still not sure what. There’s a lot going on here actually, and it’s difficult to put in words, but let me try; – deep breath – negligee, platform shoes, school girl, rainbow-dreadlocks/mylittlepony hair, burlesque, 60s and probably some 70s and 80s too, stockings, prints, shiny metals, pastels, sequins hot pants, feathers, glitters, are the only things you can spot here in this selection, and what you can’t: camouflage, military style, kimono style, boho style, animal prints.
And that’s a lot. Somehow it still works in the beginning at least, because he totally lost me somewhere in the middle. It’s probably because, in the beginning he knew what he wanted, but all of the sudden he wanted too much, and put everything on the models in the name of fashion. But this is just me, and somebody who tends to gravitate towards more minimalistic looks, it’s just too kitsch. And somehow not Gucci kind of kitsch, as he usually keeps the focus no matter how much going on.
Anyway, lets concentrate the nice first half, the burlesque meets school girl, meets retro style, the shiny pastels, even the stockings and multi strap platform shoes. I like the shortest skirts paired with longer coats and boots, the cinched waists with accentuated shoulders and the tameness with wildness. Lots of inseparable contradictions which go quite nicely together. Yes, the first half is definitely worth the post.
I’d like to have one of those stockings, but please, send those pins too 🙂
Photos via vogue.co.uk