This is the definition of the most impeccable fall wardrobe.
Velvet, fur, 70s/hendrix vibes.
Back in February when this collection was shown, I wasn't sure what to make of it. I was so used to seeing that 80s inspiration come through Marc's designs, but since he presented his highly feminine spring collection full of light pastels and frills, knowing what Jacobs would do next was completely unknown! Yes, it is a true fact that the trends this season are greatly influenced by the curvaceous women of the 1950s, but Marc Jacobs presented his view of those women in a much different way than most designers did, like Miuccia Prada, and even the way he showed the inspiration through his collection for Louis Vuitton.
At first glance I really didn't like the collection, I almost found it boring to look at, because of the color palette used for each look. The cuts of the skirts, jackets, and sweaters were relatively basic as well. After I checked out the collection more and more times until my thoughts on it reached full maturity, I came to the conclusion that this is probably my favorite collection of the season, and it truly has a timeless look and feel to it, going back to how I think MJ presented the feminine trend of this current fall season in a completely different way than the majority of the other designers. He did not go directly to the full skirts of the 50s, instead, he took simple pieces hat every woman should have in her closet, and went from there.
When Tati Cotliar opened the show, she was wearing probably one of the simplest ensembles of the almost 60-look collection. A gray sweatshirt with a gray knee-length skirt with ankle socks and pointy, neutral Mary Janes. The same silhouettes continued throughout the first 10-ish looks, with blazers added, fur-trim coats, all in beautiful neutral pastels.
Each look was made of similar variations to the next, but the stand out looks for me were look 11, a knee length patterned skirt, with a impeccably mismatched tunic-sweater.
Next is the translucent brown sparkly coat with a fur trim shown on Marike Le Roux. Marc Jacobs is definitely a designer that pays THAT much attention to detail when it comes down to the fabric that creates a garment.
The other fabric that I found quite stunning and lovely was the velvet used in several evening-gown looks. Shown in several different colors, the standout was the yellow velvet floor length dress, the velvet looked classy in every way shape or form, not cheesy at all, like velvet can sometime come across.
Each element worked cohesively, from each garment to the light gray-brown nail polish on each model. In the end, whether I like it from the beginning or not, Marc Jacobs knows how to win me over.
all images via tfs/style.com
Fall is all about layering this season, especially with neutral tones, like the light pinks and nudes seen at Rodarte. Layering doesn't just mean a heavy jacket over a thermal, it means layering any piece of clothing, like two dresses over each other. Above with the look from Rodarte FW 10 are two examples of how I think layering should be done this season. First is a look from the streets of Japan, a knee length cream dress over cuffed jeans with socks and platforms, all in natural tones. Sasha Pivovarova opts for darker shades, with a jersey wrap around long sleeves and paired with flats and crew socks. For the full layering report of fall, check out my article about the trend on The Fashion Spot here.
The boys of Proenza Schouler have collaborated with film director Harmony Korine to present their fall collection in a different manner, through beautiful vignettes shot in Nashville, Tennessee. The film will be shown on PS's site next month.
Miuccia Prada proves herself as a truly artistic woman with a vision. She is always able to present a collection for any season that is classic, like this fall's very womanly collection, but with a completely modern edge that shows that fashion is completely moving forward, and these are my favorite shots from this season's fantasy lookbook, which I always look forward to.