Marc Jacobs mixed bohemian separates with streetwear for fall/winter 2017.
The fashion designer presented his latest collection on Thursday (16Feb17) as part of New York Fashion Week, choosing to ditch the traditional runway in favour of a show held at Manhattan’s Lexington Armory, with the likes of Frances Bean Cobain, Mandy Moore and Lil’ Kim all in the front row.
A focus on outerwear was evident from the first look, with Jacobs’ first model opening the show wearing a gold lame minidress underneath a light brown cord jacket with fluffy white collar as well as white knee-high boots.
Several key coat styles followed, including a brown crushed velvet jacket, a brown and mustard yellow tartan coat, and a beige knitted bomber. While wardrobe staples such as short plaid coats, slouchy trousers and track tops were updated with boldly coloured trims or clever leather detailing.
Jacobs opted for a largely neutral palette of browns and tans, except for a ruby red cord suit worn by model Kendall Jenner, which was paired with a grey sweater and a black leather tote bag.
Referencing a ’90s-inspired hip hop vibe, models also paraded the runway in worn-in looking tracksuits with wide leg trousers, a light gold velvet minidress, and a gold sequin miniskirt which was matched with a luxurious white and pale brown faux fur coat. Hemlines were short when it came to dresses and skirts, though the designer ensured his models were covered up with sheer black tights or knee-high boots.
As always with Jacobs, accessories were a major focus, with the 53-year-old choosing to pair ensembles with chunky platform boots, patent oxfords and slouchy boots in tan and brown leather.
And models also wore oversize baseball caps and bucket hats, flashy gold chains and pendants as well as large hoop earrings, all of which complemented the streetwear theme, with one model memorably wearing a gold hoop in her right ear that had a single large gold key hanging from it.