Marc Jacobs SS2013
September 12, 2012
If Marc Jacobs’ fall show was the pinnacle of fairytale opulence, his offerings for spring/summer were in a decidedly opposite direction. In fact, we can sum it up in three words: stripes, stripes, stripes. Taking inspiration from Andy Warhol’s favorite muse, Edie Sedgwick (remember that movie with Sienna Miller?), Jacobs delivered a runway full of simple, minimalistic, un-Alice-inWonderland looks. While some of his favorite silhouettes remained—long overcoats, skirt suits, and floor-grazing hemlines—every single piece was new and different, and displayed Jacobs’ ability to change up his thinking and direction. Stripes ran through almost every look, varying in width and size, but maintaining a solid black and white color-way the whole show. The essence of the show was a cross between the future and the past. A futuristic step forward, yet a nod to the mod sixties (and Edie), was a wave to a time that has passed.