Fall 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Marc Jacobs

February 6th, 2007

Marc Jacobs Fall 2007 Runway
Photo Credit:  New York Magazine

Key Takeaways: Unlike his Fall 2006 collection, which featured heavy layering, Marc Jacobs’ Gatsby-esque Fall 2007 collection featured long and lean silhouettes plucked out of the 1920s.  Key trends included: menswear as womenswear, slim, boyish silhouettes, high-waisted silhouettes, colorblocking,  colorful accessories, and metallic shine.

Color Palette: Traditional fall: orange, navy blue, grey, mustard yellow, maroon, eggplant purple, metallic silver, and shades of white and black.  Colorblocking featured prominently.

Silhouette: Nothing Marc showed was too tight or too voluminous–the silhouette was slim, but workable for Real People.  Menswear as womenswear featured prominently, with tuxedo-style suits complete with vests, skinny ties, and shrunken jackets.  Calling an end to the skinny-jeans-fad, Marc cut his trousers bootcut.  Loosely pleated skirts and wide-legged shorts were paired with long sweaters, always belted at the waist.  Boatneck styles hinted at the nautical, along with crisp white pants and navy buttoned jackets.  Detailing to note: pointed collars, the tiered, tailored ruffling, oversized collars, and bows.

Accessories Report: Wide-brimmed and cloche hats adorned the models’ heads.  Belts were key in nearly every outfit, delicately hinting at boyish figures.  Oversized clutches and gloves–both wrist length and elbow length–added ladylike drama to daytime attire.

What’s Wearable: Unusually, almost every piece in Marc’s collection can be translated onto the streets. The cocktail dresses are perfect for gals who want to be a bit eclectic, while the suit combinations will work well for business-savvy women who want that intellligently chic look.

What’s Not Wearable: Keep the flying-saucer hats on the runway…or to where you want to make a fashion Statement.

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Women

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  • 1. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  February 13th, 2007 at 1:18 am

    [...] Hello, retro.  For Fall 2007, the silhouette slimmed down–way down–as designers reached into the archives for inspiration.  The excess layering and embellishment of seasons past gave way to tailored, more refined looks with a distinct edge.  SILHOUETTESlim SilhouetteMarc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenHigh Waisted SilhouetteDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Oscar de la RentaMenswear as WomenswearMarc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Proenza SchoulerAsymmetryGrey Ant, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler80s InfluenceGrey Ant, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam20s InfluenceMarc Jacobs, Proenza SchoulerDETAILINGRufflesGrey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Zac PosenPocket DetailingVenexiana, Derek Lam, Zac PosenColorblockingDiane von Furstenberg, Narciso RodriguezBowsDiane von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Doo RiOversized ButtonsVenexianaPuffy SleevesVenexiana, Proenza Schouler, Derek LamKimono SleevesDerek Lam, Doo Ri, Zac PosenOversized CollarsBetsey Johnson, Venexiana, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenFABRIC & PATTERNPlaidGrey Ant, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Derek LamGeometric PatternsCarolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso RodriguezDotsDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Betsey JohnsonMetallic ShineMarc Jacobs, Grey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler, Monique LhuillierFurVenexiana, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Zac PosenGARMENT CLASSIFICATIONSSleeved DressesDiane von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein, Monique Lhuillier, Betsey JohnsonSkinny PantsNarciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Zac PosenThe CapeletBetsey JohnsonSweaterjacketsDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina HerreraTie-Front BlouseBetsey Johnson, Diane von FurstenbergLeggings and TightsVenexiana, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Betsey JohnsonACCESSORIESGlovesCarolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Doo Ri, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenWide BeltsCarolina HerreraOversized Plastic SunglassesBetsey Johnson, Grey AntColorful AccessoriesMarc Jacobs [...]

  • 2. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  February 19th, 2007 at 1:25 am

    [...] We asked: Is 80s Fashion In or Out?You said:  The 80s called, and they want their clothes back.  Nearly as many people voted 80s Fashion Out (30%) as In (34%).Omiru’s take: True–the 80s did give us more than their share of fashion mishaps.  Think giant shoulderpads and the parachute pant (eek).  But that doesn’t mean that we should throw out the baby with the bathwater.  Gold lamé, in moderation, can provide sparkle to an otherwise ordinary evening outfit.  And off-the-shoulder tops can beautifully counterbalance narrow pants.Next Question: Colorful accessories lit up the runways at Marc Jacobs and Duckie Brown.  But what do You think?   Tell us, are Colorful Accessories In, or are they Out?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!Pictured: Grey Ant Slash Top | $209 at Shopbop. [...]

  • 3. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  February 28th, 2007 at 12:07 am

    [...] February 28th, 2007 Marc Jacobs and Duckie Brown subtly shook things up on the runway with brightly colored hats and gloves accessorizing neutral looks.  But these shots of color needn’t be limited to cold weather accessories.  Spice up a modern military look with a brightly colored tee."Shot of Color" Fashion Formula = Military Blazer + Sweater + Brightly Colored Tee + Jeans + Casual Oxfords.Marc by Marc Jacobs Whipcord Military Blazer | $498 at NordstromStock Utility Mockneck Sweater | $58 at Urban OutfittersNo Tag 1978 Vintage Weave Graphic Tee | $19.99 (sale) at Banana RepublicKasil Victory in Midnight | $187 at Revolve ClothingLacoste ‘Token 2′ Oxford | $130 at Nordstrom [...]

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