The pink house and surrounding pink gravel runway erected for the Marc Jacobs show last night had fashion editors squealing with excitement (who ever gets over wanting a Barbie house?). But the clothes that came down the catwalk were in sharp contrast. It was no doubt deliberate on Marc’s part, as he has never been one to get matchy-matchy with his aesthetic.
It was very utilitarian, with khaki, camel and navy suits cinched at the waist with cargo pants and shiny gold buttons – and models all in matching jet-black bowl wigs to create a uniform model army. There were backpacks and cross-body bags, and even the strapless, silk mini-dresses continued the practical vibe with a buckle belt.
Polka dots – much like his diffusion line, Marc by Marc Jacobs – were prevalent, but re-imagined as bubbles, while there was a feeling of the 1960s (a strong theme throughout NYFW) with A-line mini-dresses and flat Mary Jane sandals. There was no doubt that Marc’s collection was one for a girl to get shit done in – while still looking a bit rebellious.
It was clear that Marc’s gal doesn’t care what people think of her. The models weren’t even wearing make-up, taking the #wokeuplikethis to the extreme. Just a dab of moisturiser. Which is, as we’re sure you know, as much of a statement as if they’d been wearing parrots on their noses.
At the end of his show, Marc strode out in a sensible white shirt and indigo jeans – rather than, say, a psychedelic T-shirt. Which suggested that perhaps he’d been getting shit done, too.
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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.