Spring 2008 Fashion Week Notebook: Marc by Marc Jacobs

September 12th, 2007

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2008 Runway
Photo Credit: NY Magazine


Key Takeaways:
  While Marc Jacobs’ namesake collection was all about theatrics, his Marc by Marc Jacobs collection provided much more wearable looks.  Of note was the often-subtle asymmetry seen in the collection–perhaps one shirt panel done in a different fabric, or having a rounded corner hem on one jacket side and a square corner hem on the other.  Key trends included: the high waistline, colorblocking, dots, bows, short shorts, emphasis on the waistline, and nautical influences (e.g. sailor pants, horizontal stripes, navy blue).

Color Palette:  Neutrals plus navy, red, brown, and olive yellow.

Silhouettes:  For women, the most important trends were: emphasis on the (high) waistline, boxy dresses and jackets, the cropped jacket, skirts that fall at mid-thigh,and skinny pants.  Key detailing included oversized pockets and the v-strap neckline.  For men, skinny pants, short shorts, and tiny collars on collared shirts.

Accessories Report:  For women, belts at the waist, wide-brimmed hats, tall newsboy-style caps, shoulder strap handbags, the clutch…and luggage.  The Marc by Marc Jacobs woman is a jet-setter.  For men, too-short ties, medium width ties, sport sneakers, and aviator sunglasses (hung in the pocket, not worn).

What’s Wearable:  Silhouettes, minus the short shorts and skinny pants, were generally wearable–though the subtle asymmetry of the garments is harder to pull off.  Our favorite wearable look for women was a silk tie-neck polka-dotted blouse paired with a high-waisted navy skirt fashioned to emulate sailor pants.  On the men, we loved the 70s inspired safari coat.

What’s Not Wearable:
  If you’re uncomfortable with the untraditional, skip this collection.

Previous Marc Jacobs Fashion Week Coverage from Omiru:
Fall 2007 Fashion Week Runway Review: Marc Jacobs
Spring 2007 Fashion Week Runway Review: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Spring 2007 Fashion Week Runway Review: Marc Jacobs
Fall 2006 Fashion Week Runway Review: Marc by Marc Jacobs
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Entry Filed under: Men, Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend, Women

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  September 12th, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    Amazing red “suit”– what a statement that would make. This might be a little too much for me, but I can see how toning it down and working with the general idea would be fun.

  • 2. Trisha  |  September 18th, 2007 at 12:51 am

    Yeah, love the idea, but I don’t think I could pull it off either…

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