With New York Fashion Week coming to a close who better than to finish it off in style? Marc Jacobs of course! Known for his whimsical and child-like experimental themes, Marc Jacobs didn’t fail to intrigue culture vultures and art connoisseurs alike in this year’s NYFW closing show.
When special guests arrive before the show they receive the show notes and themes and were then ushered to their seats. Held in at the Park Avenue Armory, guests were seated around edge the large ballroom-like area, leaving a wide space between them and the models, unlike a traditional catwalk.
At precisely 6pm the show begins in the most unorthodox way. Instead of the surprise of dramatic music and lighting to set the scene the models walk out in silence. All that is heard is the knocking sounds of their shoes on the wooden floorboards and the clanking of their big statement jewellery.
Supermodel sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid walked the bright runway companied by fellow reality star and current fashion icon Kendall Jenner. Kaia Gerber, the daughter of original 90s Supermodel Cindy Crawford, closed the show. Just before the all the models were due to walk out together music begins bellowing around the hall for the finale.
Marc Jacobs has been known for his out-of-the-box approaches to design, colour and trends. The show’s notes have indicated that the combination of the show’s looks provide a window into the crazy depths of Jacob’s mind and imagination, “This collection is the reimagining of seasons past somewhere beyond the urban landscape of New York city.”
Calling it a take on “real” sportswear, Jacobs endowed the models in various layered fabrics, from silks to wool and everything in between, plus over-sized cuts and fits. Each were accessorised to the nines with fanny packs (nod to tourism and/or inspired by past urban trends?) and coloured turbans, pulling from Kat Moss’s famous Met Gala look.
Make-up artist Diane Kendall looked to styles from seventies, eighties and nineties to create a dishevelled cat eye. Using multiple different eyeliners, Kendall worked the winged liner on each model differently depending on eye-shape. The dark eye look was a massive trend this season in many of the shows in NYFW.
So these looks may be a little too extravagant for you to sport down at your local coffee joint or at gals drinks but you sure can draw on the bold colour schemes Jacobs have used and statement accessories to jazz up any outfit.
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