When asked by WWD about whether he would take on the role of Dior creative director, that he’d be “honored to do Dior,” adding, “but I work with a team, and I’d like to be able to keep working with them. I think it would be really exciting. I wouldn’t be able to say no,” it seems a safe bet to assume that Marc Jacobs will be fashion’s newest couturier in the near future. That aside, the designer presented his namesake Spring 2012 collection proving what we already know, that he has the chops to meld the wearable with innovative envelope pushing.
Fantastic fringed bags, gorgeous cropped jackets, and beautiful, bunched fabric skirts made their way down the runway alongside more daring plastic cowboy boots, boldly hued sequins, sheer slip-like gingham dresses, and plastic skirts and dresses, for a collection that appeared to take influence from a variety of decades and styles.
There’s no denying the collection made for a great show, and while a big portion of the Spring line will be challenging for most women to pull off, the level of innovation that Jacobs is able to deliver (who knew you could make a cropped jacket look fresh?) is nothing short of astounding – love it or not.