Marc Jacobs has mastered the art of fashion design. He makes garments that people want to wear. What else can be said? This is indeed the year of Marc Jacobs. The designer has been getting a lot of press lately with the opening of his new bookstore, posing nude for his new fragrance, and this, his SS2011 presentation.
Take a walk in Chicago during the 70s where disco and funk reigned supreme. This is where I was transported while viewing Marc Jacob’s collection. Bright colors and big hair illuminated the runway as models strutted with their baaaaaad selves!
Jumpsuits, oversized belts, and light textiles were the aesthetic of choice and the designer did a good job of getting the most out of each concept. The designer created many different pieces: jackets with flounces and pleating, big bows galore, and analog jumpsuits with tied neckpieces and feathers. The designer played with light satin-y materials to get a shiny look. Overall, I didn’t see one piece that wasn’t wearable. On another note, blue was the dominant color of the season, but for Jacobs, lavenders, pinks, and mustard yellows controlled the runway.