Marc Jacobs is on a roll. A mere 18 hours after presenting his
sophisticated and mature signature collection, the globe-trotting designer went
for lightning-speed street smarts at Marcand it worked like a charm.
Wallflowers, beware: To a blaring soundtrack by the Cure, Jacobs' girls stormed
the runway wearing super-tight, faded and striped jeans, fitted military
overcoats, graffiti-printed sweats and T-shirts, flocked miniskirts and
no-nonsense olive parkas.
It's the kind of look that has made headlines in
London for the last few seasons, but Jacobs added preppy elements to the mix,
like varsity bomber jackets, rugby shirts, skinny ties and corduroy jackets, all
layered haphazardly. Even the girliest clothescherry-print ruffle skirts, wool
felt school blazers and a floral peplum dresslooked modern and tough when worn
with triple-layered elastic belts and chunky ankle booties.