Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fashion Week: Marc by Marc Jacobs

By ManhattanMataHari

Fashion Notes:
Military is back in a big way with the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection for men and women. The collection executed a more playful, youthful edge to military-chic, with some exhibiting even a preppy twist. Perhaps Marc is suggesting a new uniform for military school. We are sure the kids would love that!



Key Look
The military style peacoats will surely be a hit on the sales floors. In addition, liked the blue and black striped dresses and tops.

Silhouettes
Billowy dresses and full skirts had plenty of movement, but the belted and structured peacoats were the most figure-flattering designs. Going with this season's hat theme, Marc opted for soldier hats to accent many of his looks.

Textiles
Jacobs used lots of military wool grays, punctuated by prepster plaids, and pops of color in stripes and prints. Dresses were shown in a varity of textures, including velvet, plaid, mesh and lamé.

Scene
Last night the Armory was a magical fantasy land for the Marc Jacobs collection. In contrast, the Marc by Marc Jacobs show was austere, which further drove home the military theme.

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