New York Fashion Week: Marc By Marc Jacobs S/S’14


Amongst the wave of high shine silk, hi-top trainers and disco style jumpsuits was a wave of sadness as we realised this would be the last time Marc Jacobs would have full creative direction over Marc by Marc Jacobs. As excited as we are to see Luella Bartley and Kate Hillier’s amazingly creative minds take over, it’s still feels like the end of an era!

The show started with a slash of wave printed jumpsuits and shirts with monochrome scalloped edges swirls in loose draping fabrics, a certain nod to the late eighties. Moving onto soft high shine pyjama style suits in pastel pinks and turquoise hues a boyish unisex look dominate the feel, with men wearing very similar combinations. Teamed with neckerchiefs and sequined high top trainers we get the impression that Jacobs wanted his last collection with Marc by Marc Jacobs to be playful and a fun mixture of his best bits from the last ten years building up the sister label.

Towards the end of the show the emphasis on sport continued, the burgundy high shine panelled dress looks like something reminiscent of a cheer-leaders uniform with a twist of retro European sports kits thrown in. The way the fabrics hung in ‘slept in’ condition with a throw in element of metallic leathers added to the 80’s feel at the beginning of the show.

Bring the show to a sparkling end were a scattering of high shine sequin covered star coated jumpsuits, destined for the dance floor yet looked faultless with the sporty styling of the show. However, as amazing as the collection was, we couldn’t help but feel a little bit of de-ja-vu and we can’t wait for Barley and Hillier to breath a new bit of life into this brand next season.


Feature: Robyn Egerton