NY Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs shows forest-inspired runway
Marc Jacobs transformed his Fall/Winter 12 runway into a forest yesterday.
The designer is renowned for creating flamboyant settings for his presentations, and his turn at the on-going New York Fashion Week was no different.
This time round Marc opted for a forest which seemed right out of a fairy tale, with the designer keen for the set to look broken and old.
It was designed by Rachel Feinstein, with WWD reporting the designer told her around two weeks ago: “I’m thinking about broken things and Puritans and Pilgrims and kind of fake winter melancholy.”
The clothes themselves completely fitted with the theme. Models donned huge fur hats as they strutted down the catwalk, many with floppy brims and in eye-catching hues such as bright red.
Some were darker and styled as over-sized top hats, while others had stiff brims which came out wider than the shoulders.
The other big theme was layering, with the women boasting skirts, dresses and sweaters. Brocade was used to give skirts, which fell to mid-calf, interest and shirts also came in the fabric.
Tweeds were paired with leather and for those keen for a bit of sparkle in the winter months there was glitter added to tulle.
Colour wise black and grey were seen time and again, but the palette was not dreary in the least. Bright yellow bags and hats, as well as slashes of pink and green helped lift the outfits.
Also showing yesterday was Betsey Johnson, who was inspired by 60s London. Her clothes were tight and short, with models in gold minidresses, bright pink tights and leather skirts.
Checks were a big look on that runway, with models in houndstooth trouser suits and dresses. Flat caps completed the look, suggesting headwear will be big business for Fall/Winter 12.
Donna Karan New York and Emilio Cavallini also showed yesterday, with Badgley Mischka, Tory Burch and Vera Wang displaying today.