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New York Fashion Week Day 5

Posted on February 14 2012

Monday: Marc Jacobs

Wow-wow-wee-wah.  Seriously.  Marc Jacobs really pumped it to the max at last night’s show, didn’t he?  My eyes don’t know whether to be delighted or hurt, but our jaws are still agape.  One of the industry’s leading showmen, the man has done it again.  With fingers in all sorts of fashion pies, this style connoisseur already holds the position of creative director at Louis Vuitton, his own label plus the diffusion line, Marc by Marc Jacobs.  He also most recently turned down Galliano’s previous post at Dior following his controversial outrage and subsequent dismissal from the fashion house last year. For the duration of his mainline however, it has continued to astound and amaze the fashion press and buyers, sequentially leading those who follow with their natural ability to catapult trends into the arms of the mass market.  His Studio 54 inspired collection last Spring set pulses racing and launched a multitude of lookalikes on the high street and the ‘20s heavy show last September is set to be an equal success for SS12.  Despite the fact that do-rags have been the hair accessory of choice for some time now at Beyond Retro, but we’ll let that one go… But wow.  This show blows all those others out the water.  Straight out of a Dr Seuss novel, with a detour down Sesame Street before popping in to say hi at Jamiroquoi’s house.  Festooned with fluff, fur, brocade and feathers, the models were dressed like glamorous travellers.  Shrugs and stoles were wrapped and pinned around torsos, covering expensive paisley midi skirts underneath.  Exaggerated cocoon shapes were flattered by skinny capri pants, hindering any potential chunkiness that may ensue.  As the range is far from commercial, we predict the glorious wool coats to be the star of next season.  And what joy!  The Peter Pan collar prevails! Okay, it’s decided.  Our eyes are in love.