It has become common knowledge that whatever Marc Jacobs shows this season, we’ll be seeing splattered across the runways next season, and that might be for the best as it will probably take a few moths to wrap our heads around this collection. In a showing that looks as if Artist Yayoi Kusama got stuck in a sex shop, polka dots ran rampant with a significant hit of rubber, lace, and latex. The designer worked with renowned London fetish apparel company House of Harlot to create sequin look-a-like paillettes that, like most other things in the collection, are made of rubber.
The romantic, 70s shapes we saw last season are gone and high necklines and narrow skirts that look both camp and contemporary are ushered in for Fall. This may be one of the least practically wearable collections Jacobs has shown in recent history, but there is no doubt it will prove to be both a commercial and editorial success.
The Stephen Jones hats paired with the slicked ponytails and metal music soundtrack transformed the lean sophisticated New Look silhouettes into a neo-futurist uniform. The play on texture we’ve seen a lot of this week was explored with menswear silhouettes, mixed textiles, and contrasting accessories, begging the question of what is real and what is fake?
Photos: Vincenzo Grillo, IMAXtree