Man of the Moment: Marc Jacobs

Posted: September 19, 2012 in Fashion, Music, Technology
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These days, everyone wants a piece of Marc Jacobs.  So what is it about the man of the moment that makes his designs so delectable? FashionTV takes a look at Marc Jacobs S/S 2013 collection, to reveal all.

We always thought that socks and sandals were the ultimate fashion faux-pas and something to leave to the physics teachers in their nonchalant way. Turns out, we were wrong! Once again Marc Jacobs has broken the rules in his quintessentially cool way, with a colorful mix and non-match of layers, patterns, and fabrics for Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 2013.

Marc by Marc Jacobs: Time to Wrap Up

Marc by Marc Jacobs brightened up the catwalk this year with a riot of colors, playful stripes, and romantic silhouettes. But what made this collection such a crowd pleaser?

What only could be described as a collection inspired by a happy-go-lucky trip to the jumble-sale, upon closer inspection, holds the key to trans-seasonal weather changes — the scarf. A multicolored accessory that featured on every female model that took to the catwalk, whether it was loosely coiled around her neck, wrapped around her waist, or tied in a casual turban on her head, showing us the Maasai way to embrace the chilly season.

Photo: Vital Agibalow

While for the men, playful paper bag pants and loose-fitting blazers with rolled up sleeves, accessorised by statement sunglasses and artist caps, could give even the Jonas brothers (spotted in the front-row), a few pointers in the direction of cool. This collection is the ultimate mood-enhancer on a rainy day.

Marc Jacobs: Lets Get Edie

Always a celebrity favorite Jacobs never fails to impress. You can see it from the first collection–a cute one at that at that, as a sexy Mod- take on Edie Sedgwick’s look was carried to the catwalk for Marc Jacobs S/S 2013 collection. The designer adorned everything from suits, to hip-slung midi-skirts, A-line coats, T-shirts, and floor-length dresses in graphic stripes, stripes, and more stripes, of all shapes and sizes. While the models kitten heels, Edie-hair, and cleopatra eyes added a touch of vixen to the stage, Jacobs amped up the bold collection with frivolous touches.

Photo: Vital Agibalow

Did you see the cropped Mickey Mouse sweater? Perhaps a tongue-in-cheek play on London Fashion Week’s “Minnie Mouse Must Haves” accessories and garments set to hit the runway. Mixing references from Andy Warhol’s Factory Girls, to Bridget Riley’s Op Art, and Sixties “It” girls — as Vogue pointed out — the collection seemed to give a nod to the 1996 fashion spoof “Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?”

Jacobs’ satirical touches help define nothing other than his own distinguishable signature and looks. Maybe that’s why women from SoHo to Shanghai love his quirky collections.

For more on New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 Collections, Click here!

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