Last season, with it's mixed textures and rich colours, was by far my favourite collection for Marc by Marc Jacobs so my expectations were high yesterday for the brand's S/S12 show. But, as always with Jacobs, one muse always expect the unexpected.
The collection felt a lot more grown up compared to what we've seen in the past and definitely marked a step forward in the brand's aesthetic. A simple shift came in a bright orange and navy combination, which added that little bit extra to looks that would otherwise have appeared quite basic. The none orange tat opened the show on a thigh skimming dress popped up throughout the collection on the lining of a single breasted grey coloured coat and on a mid length sleeved crew neck top styled with black shorts, All the trousers were tailored and along with the oversized boyfriend's shirt, they'll make the perfect go-to basics to add to your wardrobe essentials come next season.
Like at DKNY, the collection had a patriotic feeling to it as a handful of peplum top, skirts and dresses all came in white, red and blue stripes.
But don't get me wrong, there was still a strong essence of Marc by Marc. The sporty sweatshirt-and-shorts combo teamed with bright trainers and visors reminded me of the youthful non-try-hard look that Jacobs continues to master.
If you fancy splashing £1,000 on one of Hakaan's coveted dresses you'll have to head to London's Harvey Nichols. This season the department store managed to secure an exclusive for the whole of the Turkish ANDAM winner's collection
This is huge for the retailer and naturally flows on from their recent attempts to celebrate cutting edge contemporary brands. Earlier this year they launched the re-design of the forth floor boasting brands like Alexander Wang, Meadham Kirchoff and Marc by Marc as well as a wall dedicated to women's trainers. "We are targeting a customer that I have believed strongly in for sometime," Avery Oates, Harvey Nicols buying director, said at the time. "The new floor gives us a lot of scope to spread our wings and tap into new emerging markets which also include a younger generation of shopper. We are able to execute this within an environment that encompasses a modern way of shopping and embraces all aspects of a fashionable lifestyle from fashion to furniture to art. Expect the unexpected!"
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If, like me, you were slightly skeptical when you saw the bunny ears in the Louis Vuitton A/W show but soon after found yourself secretly lusting over a pair, I come baring good news. In the Marc by Marc show, Jacobs sent all of the models down the runway in a cute smaller version of the ones he used in the Vuitton show.
This week we reported Jamie Bochert's dislike of the fashion industry. Okay, so maybe that is putting it politely. The model come singer must have some love for the profession as she was one of the models chosen to showcase Marc Jacobs' resort collection this week.