What do you do when your inspiration cowardly leaves you in the middle of an economic crisis?
Marc Jacobs turned to bloggers and the eighties. I haven’t seen such a mish-mash of trends, colors, styles and fabrics since I last visited a flea market! (and that was a loooong time ago!) (don’t miss the rest of the pictures and the full fashion show video right after the jump!)
He started nice and easy with a gray silhouette, classic straight cut pants with a cardi, nothing shocking. But behold! Pink and grass green ahead with football shoulders and hideous Sprouse-ish leggings. Lady Gaga’s leotards-no-pants-just-tights fashion was featured in the show also. The hair style was mimetic, taking the clothes shape.
Take your mamma’s closet, your grannie’s rusted scissors, some thrifted goodies and your laptop connected with la crème des day-by-day style bloggers and you’ve got yourself the Marc Jacobs Fall Winter 2009-2010! I continue to be amazed by the fashion editors who don’t dare to bring out their true colors, striving to see an unnamed ray of good in this collection…(you can read the style.com review in the link below, the Time review by Kate Betts here and The New York Times’ Cathy Horyn here) God Forbid, if they don’t get invited to the next show?!
Good news? Velvet’s back on track, scarves still go strong! Would that make people feel safer in such challenged times? (you can see all the pictures from this Marc Jacobs collection here, the music from the show is signed by Spinnerette and you can hear some of it here, the show starts with Valium Knights)
Note to myself: I had such a hard time choosing the models I liked the most, I’m definitely suspecting something fishy going on with Marc Jacobs’ designs. Detestable mais so chic!