Like the opening and closing looks of a fashion show, the opening and closing shows of the Fashion Week are also meant to be impressive and outstanding enough to make us look forward to more fashion magic. The Marc Jacobs fall/winter 2015-2016 collection show organized yesterday evening at the Park Avenue Armory to close New York Fashion Week fall 2015 was breathtaking and awe-inspiring, to put it mild. It was an entire theatrical show with Diana Vreeland’s Billy Baldwin-decorated apartment used as the backdrop along with her famous Jeremiah Goodman painting, mirrors, lamps and curtains creating the mystique atmosphere on the runway. The designer, who left his post at Louis Vuitton exactly a year ago to dedicate all his time and creativity to his own fashion house, seemed to be trying to prove something through his new creations that were the best and the coolest we have seen so far throughout the existence of the brand. “In the manner of the late, great Mrs. Vreeland, that’s what fashion is: You love it till you hate it; you hate it till you love it,” he stated backstage explaining the idea behind his fall line, which was thoroughly dedicated to the roots of his house, recalling and reinventing the forgotten past in the best way possible and putting it all in a single show to prove the unique and incomparable style of Marc Jacobs.
We loved the Marc Jacobs fall 2015 fashion to bits, from the color palette chosen and the magical prints used to the drop-dead gorgeous sexy silhouettes and the small details making the looks even more devastatingly beautiful! Erin O’Connor proudly opened the show, donning a below-the-knees checkered sleeveless shift dress with straps of black bugle beads used to inject glamour and sophistication into the simplistic and perfectly tailored design. A pair of elbow length black leather gloves and knee-high black boots completed the look along with the edgy top bun and dark makeup with a deep plum tint added to the lips that looked so eye-popping on the backdrop of the powdered pale face and the subtly shadowed eyes. The same beauty looks and accessorizing details finished off every single look showcased, with the gloves at times appearing shorter or in white tones and the boots sometimes replaced with heeled sandals, as well as some luxe fur scarves and handbags making an appearance from time to time to complete certain looks.
Throughout the show we saw an abundance of dark hues ranging from black and navy blues to burgundies, burnt mustard shades, browns and notes of pink shades, as well as lots of checkered patterns, gorgeous florals, sparkling beadwork, fluffy and luxurious furs, perfectly tailored suits, sweaters, dazzling outerwear options, pants, skirts and dresses. You have it all for the upcoming fall season and whatever Marc Jacobs offers this year is simply to-die-for, statement-making and cool. “Last season, it was so about military as an influence but it became cartoony; this is more about military precision with no military reference,” Jacobs said, explaining the amazing craftsmanship behind these stunning daytime and evening-ready looks. Some of his most iconic designs of the past came to spice up the overall austere and opulent mood on the runway, from the masculine meets feminine looks and patchwork furs to trompe l’oeil, sexy transparency and decorative coats.
While the beginning of the show was more into simplistic fabrics and shapes, the finale was all star-studded with lots of faux-pleats, embroidered, sequined and jeweled evening gowns, amazing brocades and masculine coats topping the looks. It was a remarkable and fabulous collection filled with inspiring fashion that we love a lot and that we can never imagine hating one day!
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