Marc Jacobs Fall 2018 - Runway Revew
February 14, 2018
Marc Jacobs is thinking big. "Huge flourishes, gestures, broad strokes," the designer wrote in his show notes. The results were literal, not figurative. Jacobs closed New York Fashion Week with an exhilarating jolt -- a show that was big in every sense of the word: big shapes, big colors, big hats, big thoughts.
Set in the cavernous Park Avenue Armory, two rows of chairs filled an otherwise completely darkened room. The collection began with a series of fabulous coats in oversized shapes and bold colors: bright red, pink, turquoise. Leather gaucho-style pants paired with shiny trenchcoats and big sashes shaped like roses. Large wide-brimmed hats in black complemented large sweaters with exaggerated shoulders and scarves wrapped inventively with ruffles that traveled up and over the face -- the "extravagant neck, waist and hip flourishes" Jacobs alluded to. The exaggerated silhouettes were stunning, capped off by a ravishing pink-and-black floral number with one ruffled sleeve and a giant black sash.