Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 Collection
It boggles the mind how Marc Jacobs can introduce something so avante garde and try things that are so new yet make them work so well.
Marc Jacobs used a lot of new materials for his Spring 2012 collection including plastic diamond shaped paillettes, completely clear plastic, and what appeared to be fiber-optic threads as fringe. Though these fabrics may not be completyely wearable or comfortable they certainly make a statement about the direction of fashion. Which is forward and futuristic even though the flapper dresses and drop-waist silhouettes were straight out of the 1920’s.
Even the cowgirl booties had clear plastic tops. Something so novelty and yet will almost certainly be the next mega trend. another mega trend will be check material. Last season Marc dresses each of his models in polka dot printed material, for Spring 2012 it is check material. Regardless of the materials opacity checks should be somewhere on the outfit.
Getting back to shoes for a moment there is another trend alert which is sharply pointed shoes and a trend that has been seen throughout Fall 2011, Resort 2012, and now here in Spring 2012, socks with these stilletos. The type of sock can be any height or material but they are worn with those pumps!
for evening wear the clothing was really detailed with laser cut tops, skirts, and outerwear in thick opalescent eyelet fabric. Full voluminous folds of fabric clung to the front of one skirt in particular, the dimensions of this skirt really allow you to appreciate Marc’s work.
The colors of the handbags looked cheap and cheerful (but don’t tell Marc that.) At least the daywear portion of the show did, the latter was filled with tiered leather and plastic piette handbags that had amazing depth and amazing price points I’m sure.
The silhouettes were just above the knee, looser around the bust, hips and thighs with a narrow hemline. Some of the jackets were super short clean cut bolero style which brought focus to the waist and an almost always looser fitted tops. Something to note was the clean lines on top and then the more fun frilly bottoms.
High gloss and high voltage, this collection was a glimpse into the future of fashion.
P.S. Though Style.com thought “the clothes […] fell a little bit flat,” I strongly disagree.