Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Marc Jacobs' Fall-Winter 2011 collection, genius!

by Samsara

     Of all the 100 shows debuted this month during the Women’s Fall-Winter 2011 runway season , one collection had me at the edge of my seat… alas the seat of my home office as a YouTube spectator – but that’s a story for another day.   On a mirrored runway and a venue lined with tufted blue vinyl columns, Marc Jacob displayed the most interesting and whimsical collection of the season! His ensembles were simply dazzling.  The elegant lines, the textures, the harmony of colors, all together in a walk down memory lane of 1940s silhouettes …personal assistants      ( then“secretaries”) , flight attendants (then “stewardesses”), yet in contemporary, or better, futuristic materials.  Elegance did not spring from Jacobs’ quite eclectic choice of fabrics -rubber, polyester, crepe, guipure-lace, paillettes, fake-crocodile, organza and fox fur- but from the peplum dresses, the pencil skirts and sheer blouses. As a result, the contrast of old and new was genius! 

Ok, let’s face it, a little over the top. Some reviews described the show as “simple eye candy”. However these trends –the polka dots, the cupcake hats, the color scheme and the plastic will become a part of our everyday lives.  Some of us will take a liking to its vintage facets, others will be inspired by the edgy and innovative; somehow this collection will all end up in our wardrobes.
Thank you Marc Jacobs!

  Photography by: AP Photo/ Kathy Willens


  1. I loved Marc Jacob's collection, it seems spots are going to be a huge trend this season, after seeing Topshop Unique's dalmation inspired show in London, and Burberry's on Monday!

    Great post :)

  2. I love your review! and i love this collection! xx

  3. Love Marc Jacobs!!!


  4. Love thoses shoes ;)
    I follow u :)