The Spring/Summer collection by Marc Jacobs looks back to look forward, taking inspiration from eighties retro housewife. This collection has more fashion energy and fun about it as opposed to his Ready to Wear 2013 with vibrant colours and clashing graphics.
The main features of this collection were wrap waisted scarves, clashing textures and patterns, layering, material head scarves, and over sized clothing.
The scarves wrapped around the waist aided in creating the hourglass feminine figure which was hidden beneath the baggy shirts and tailored pants. The different patterns of the waist belts help to create an interesting feature to the outfit – more than the typical leather skinny waist belt. This is especially when teamed with nude coloured pants and shirt. Marc Jacobs also created an ‘ankle biter’ length for the pants. Showing a small part of the leg ensured that the models didn’t look like they were drowned by the looseness of the pants. The 7/8 length of the pants created a more casual approach in comparison to the full length tailored pant.
Despite all the layering, the lightweight fabric of the shirts and pants makes it appropriate for Spring/Summer wear. This was also accentuated by the light hues used – such as nude palettes, soft blues and vibrant reds. The bright colours and bold patterns make these outfits eye catching, despite the casual style.
The head scarves worn by each of the models – made of a similar material to the waist belts – highlights the vintage elements of the collection. The collection seemed to present eighties housewife chic; especially with the large smock shirts.
Despite the smaller collection, Marc Jacobs has produced such detailed pieces with such successful graphic chaos creating a fun and dynamic look from Spring/Summer 2013.