New York Fall / Winter 2006 Wrapup II
Marc by Marc Jacobs
This is one of the small number of shows that I really look foward to each season. For this show, Marc continues the dark, gloomy feel with black, navy and gray. I liked some bits of the collection but didn't like the bits where the clothes were so-ninties. A less dramatic version (as compared to the Jacobs line) of the urchin hats were sported also. But similar to what I said yesterday, its the fun, girly and casual way Marc mixes the garments together that make his clothes all in all so fantastic.
An absolutely brilliant black and white collection. It's so mind-stimulating the way Rodriguez used black and white in the collection -he managed to incoporate stiff geometic designs into figure-hugging, tulip style dresses/ skirts. So smart and tasteful looking! Oh, and I especially love the first outfit shown below:
Cute and Parisian chic are I think, good words to describe the collection. The clothes are sophisticated and age-flexible: some outfits are totally school-girlish, and others for the more mature customers. All in all, great collection for Thakoon's second try on the catwalk.