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Marc Jacobs

Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

New York

Marc Jacobs

Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

New York

BY Katharine K. Zarrella

September 14, 2017

Marc Jacobs never fails to disappoint when he closes out New York fashion week. 

This season, he lined the Park Avenue armory with chairs, leaving the entire center space completely empty—in contrast to last season, when he placed two long rows of chairs in the very center of the open space. 

Like last season, his models walked in silence, wearing what the show notes described as “a holiday in our heads,” and “the reimagining of seasons past.”

What does all that mean? A combination of sportswear and high fashion done in vivid hues—pinks, yellows, turquoise, emerald, and more—quirky prints, and exotic textures, from feather to tinsel to fur. 

Giant fanny packs abounded, slung around the waists of hugely oversized jackets or cardigans. Adding to the sportiness were Jacobs’ take on tracksuits, though these were roomy and fluid, and recalled the opulent loungewear of the 1970s. 

A printed, one-shouldered sari-style jumpsuit, louche, draped gowns, and the turbans paired with each look also evoked the glamour of a bygone era. 

This was a mind-bending mix of streetwear-casual and utter opulence, one that both captured and romanticized how women shop and dress today. 

It was a poignant finale that focused on Jacobs’ clothes and his artistry—one that was refreshing after a NYFW that, elsewhere, seemed so much about hype. 

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