Marc Jacobs Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 15, 2016
An acid trip to end New York Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs would have it no other way. A Who’s Who of A-list models (Kendall! Gigi and Bella! Karlie! Jourdan! Adriana!) were nearly indistinguishable in their massive rainbow dreadlocks as they paraded the designer’s rave-riffic designs.
The proliferation of sky-high platform kinky boots at Hammerstein Ballroom was only offset by the setting itself: twinkly lightbulbs strewn from above with splotches of oily puddles on the runway. The many colors of coats, from blues to purples, were demarcated by white and sand-colored stripes, not to mention a psychedelic collared jacket in swirls of purple and yellow daisies.
The whole Harajuku mood was loud and clear—like a hard-partying girl the morning after. Glitzy party dresses, jackets and pants in shiny metallics, complemented by completely wearable pieces like a basic orange-and-green wide stripe sweatshirt, cropped denim jacket with sprouting feathers and leather button-down coats in red, pink, orange and light brown.
Embroidered on many of these pieces were fanciful insignias done in collaboration with friend and artist Julie Verhoeven, including the New York City skyline, vintage phone, hairdryer, electrical outlet, phallic mushrooms and pills. All in all, Jacobs’s twisted reality at its finest.