Always one that can be relied upon to do something different on the New York runways, Marc Jacobs started his Spring 2008 catwalk show with a wave to the crowd. Then came the fabulous gowns, followed by cocktail dresses, and then the day pieces. It was a fashion show in reverse.
His Spring 2008 collection progressed amazingly well from his 1950s inspired Fall 2007/08 collection, and met all my expectations. It featured a lot of similar shapes and colours, either straight or billowy, there were the reconstructed dresses, and the surreal styling gave the viewer a feeling that the women were trying on their mothers wardrobe in a eclectic mix that made for fascinating viewing. I just couldn’t tear my eyes away from the mix of bold colours, ruffles, prints, black satin, tailored suits, and the odd toga like dress were definitely something different.
Of his collection, Marc commented back stage that it was a “cartoon version of all the women I know – conservative types, vamps, everybody.” Best to let you watch the collection unfold, rather than read my rant.