Thursday, December 6, 2012

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear: Innocent Stripes

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013
Model Ruby Jean Wilson wearing the 1st look of the collecton

We could say that the Marc Jacobs show was one of the shortest, yet most memorable shows during New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013. Mr. Jacobs has had a talent of hypnotizing us each season, for he leaves us like innocent children drooling over a piece of lollipop. This spring, the collection focused more on a 60s theme, presenting an interesting side to the Marc Jacobs woman we weren’t quite familiar with….until now.

The show began with model Ruby Jean Wilson wearing a striped t-shirt with short black hot pants. It was a huge surprise to us seeing the first outfit on the catwalk, knowing the brand to be expressed as a modern, classical lady. “It was necessary to do something different,” Jacobs recalled backstage, and it certainly was something shocking. 60s bedhead hair and smoky eyes the models ported lifted the atmosphere of the collection.

Stripes! Stripes! Stripes! Everything else was all about stripes, the dominant rulers on the runway. The construction of the stripes were not just any kind of stripes, they were the representation of a revealing and playful woman. Neutral colored coats were showcased throughout the show (such as trying to set the outspoken stripes down), but we actually couldn’t still get over those striped suits, we wanted more and more. We didn’t mind jotting those down in our wishlist either though. Low dropped skirts that sat at the models hips, were one particular interest that set part of the tone in our opinion. It was an exceptional manner of Mr. Jacobs allowing those swinging hips to move around. He definitely knew how to interpret a more sensual (and in a way sexual) woman without needing too drastic changes. Exposed midriffs were shown as well, for those who wanted to go to the next level.

The exquisite t-shirt dresses, which exposed a good amount of bare legs, added temptation and adrenaline. As the models wore the t-shirt dresses on the catwalk, you couldn’t really notice how much exposure was given, unless you were to bend down to see the panorama. Marc Jacobs knew what he was experimenting with…a teasing game between reality and imagination.

Dresses were of course all about stripes and intriguing back. The finale dresses were thought of as a game mademoiselle was finishing playing with, focusing her playfulness on sequin stripes, rather than her innocent body. Mr. Jacobs always manages to have a new talent hidden under him, which never bores us.  After his shows, we leave like blissful young kids counting the days till we return again to our beloved place.

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013
A model wearing a red striped suit with a low hip skirt that allows for movement.

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013
A t-shirt inspired dress that provokes imagination for some.

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013
A sequin striped dress from the collection.

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