Who else but Marc Jacobs could you trust to end one of the most famous and the most followed fashion shows in the world? The American designer, whose diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs spring 2015 collection had already been presented on the catwalk of New York Fashion Week, really did end the world known show on a high note, presenting the bedazzling Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2015 collection. And we are saying this not only for the gorgeous designs he had created.
So imagine, for a second, that you are sitting in a purplish pink room waiting for the new Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2015 collection to be unveiled. You are handed Beats by Dr Dre headphones to listen to during the show. You put them on, and all sorts of instructions start to flow into your ears: “Go into the house and take a shower”; “Send the gap toothed girl with three bags around back” or “Meet in the twins bedroom and jump up and down on the beds” (what?) and so on. Very military, isn’t it, sending instructions like that? Well, guess what else was military? The whole collection was saturated with militaristic vibes and colors. “They’re kind of invisible colors. Then, I started thinking about uniforms and decoration and anonymity and the idea of uniforms and youth culture. Uniforms used to be a symbol of rebellion and protest. And now, it doesn’t mean anything. It’s just what you wear”, said Jacobs backstage.
The collection included all sorts of variations of military attire: we had long sleeved dresses (both knee length and mini) with belts and cargo pockets, jackets with epaulette shoulders, collared coats with buttons and massive pockets (also, the shorts sleeved variations of those). Jacob had also used satin to design blue and beige skirts and match them with tops that had one huge pocket up on the front (rather creative, no?). And we also saw cargo pants; of course, a military collection can’t be without those. These were rather high waisted and came paired with an off-shoulder stretchy top. Somewhere in the middle of the show satin off-shoulder mini dresses in gray, white, dark beige and light brown with wide belts and big pockets were presented. We also saw collared jumpsuits and V-neck short sleeved dresses sprinkled with thousands of small prints of circles. The collection was not deprived of see through materials of which we saw bell shaped V-neck dresses. Another interesting combinations included pairing a long dark blue skirt with an oversized hooded blue jacket, a yoke waist skirt with a matching top.
One particular shape that turned out to be prevailing in the entire Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2015 collection was that of a circle. It was seen as a print on dresses, it adorned cargo pants and tops, and there were also round peepholes on the hems of dresses, skirts and tops.
Jacobs also presented a wide variety of leather handbags in neutral tones, small shoulder bags and of course, backpacks. After all, this is a military collection we are talking about.
The hair of the models was styled in the same way: short bob with bangs that seemed a bit too long framing the faces of the models.
At the end of the show, everybody’s headphones sent one last message: “I am writing on a computer sitting in a park in Cold Spring. There’s been too much going on. Can we move the house…to a place…where things are slower? I’ll be happy there.” Who is the person saying this? Is it Jacobs? We can’t be sure. This was fashion gone deeper. What a wonderful show and collection Mr. Jacobs, we are utterly amazed!
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK