Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear
February 16, 2017
• Marc Jacobs is not a designer to keep an ongoing theme, merely changing up the color palate season to season. No, with Jacobs, one never knows what he will offer, as he is able to dramatically change his process to convey his interpretation of whatever inspires him.
• Fall 2017 found the designer looking to the 2016 Netflix documentary Hip-Hop Evolution, which covers the music genre’s evolution from the 1970s through the 1990s. It’s an excellent choice of source material, given the close connections fashion has to music in terms of artists who use clothing to craft a stage persona, as well as the dual role fashion and music play in popular culture.
• The collection certainly has a late-‘70s vintage vibe, utilizing a warm, neutral color palate, and platforms (although Jacobs is no stranger to shoes with high soles).
• Hemlines were kept short, but the models (who finished their walk down the runway—conducted in absolute silence—by posing outdoors on a windy February day) looked warm in those big coats.
• A highlight of the collection might be the hats, which are outlandish enough to be statement pieces, but are not unwearable. It’s that fine combination that’s enough to make an “it” item.