36 posts tagged "Marc by Marc Jacobs"
Growing up, there were fashion codes my friends and I religiously followed, and even my sartorially challenged younger self knew there were certain things you just shouldn’t do. However, designers have taught us that some fashion rules are meant to be broken. So throw out the guides you’ve always known and try out three lessons the runway taught us this year:
Mixing patterns is a fantastic idea.
Some of the most striking looks on the Fall ’14 runways boasted bold, seemingly clashing patterns. From stripes and plaids to florals and animal spots, nothing was off-limits. Have a look at collections from mix masters Dries Van Noten and Peter Pilotto to see how it’s done.
Black and blue make a hell of a pair.
The black-and-blue combo has long been considered a no-no, but it just happened to be the most popular color scheme on the Fall runways. Need proof? Check out the Oscar de la Renta and Marc by Marc Jacobs‘ Fall lineups.
When it comes to footwear, socks and sandals are the bee’s knees.
Formerly associated with clueless, fanny-pack-toting tourists, the socks-and-sandals trend tore through the Resort ’15 collections (Rag & Bone and M.Patmos included) and popped up on the streets during the Fall ’14 shows. (Fanny packs are back, too, by the way.) We can thank normcore for this one.
Many women have childhood memories of dressing up in glistening princess gowns straight out of a Disney movie—but why should kids have all the fun? We’re currently coveting glittery, gunmetal statement pieces. Opt for a dusting of sparkle with eye-catching accessories, like an ombré pump or vintage-inspired jewels. If you’re going all in, avoid the seventies discotheque look by keeping your silhouettes simple, like the glam-rock darlings at Marc Jacobs Resort ’15 and Saint Laurent Fall ’14. Their glittering dolly-bird shift dresses were the perfect mix of playful and sexy. Shop our favorite sparklers by Jimmy Choo, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, and more, below.
1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Cosmo Night satin dress, $598, available at bloomingdales.com
2. Deborah Lippmann nail lacquer in Today Was a Fairy Tale, $20, available at sephora.com
3. Saint Laurent Candy glitter leather shoulder bag, $950, available at mytheresa.com
4. Lanvin Iconic gunmetal-tone crystal ring, $495, available at net-a-porter.com
5. Jimmy Choo Agnes ombré glitter pumps, $625, available at mytheresa.com
This season, Marc by Marc Jacobs hosted a virtual casting call via Instagram to find the fresh faces for its Fall ’14 campaign. More than 70,000 hopefuls applied to model Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley’s first collection for the label. Nine were chosen, and their vivid, badass, Technicolor David Sims-lensed images were unveiled earlier this week. But just who, pray tell, are the dynamic individuals who star in the Katie Grand-styled snaps? Why not have a look at brand’s behind-the-scenes film, which debuts exclusively here, and find out? Pay attention to what these youngsters have to say, dear readers, because who knows, maybe Marc will cast you next season.
Marc Jacobs and Katie Grand took to Instagram to source their models for the fall Marc by Marc Jacobs ad campaign, which features Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley’s youthful, girl-power debut collection. According to WWD, more than 70,000 hopefuls submitted their photos with #CastMeMarc in the captions. “It seemed like a great idea to me, as casting through Instagram seemed cool, current, and strong,” Jacobs said. “We wanted the ads to shout with youth and energy…to be fresh and reclaim the spirit that the collection had when we first conceived it—to be another collection, not a second line.” Thirty finalists were flown into New York, and nine made the final cut for the David Sims-lensed campaign. In the ads (seen here), the models are styled much like the badass girls in February’s show, with pink hair, braids, and skull-printed bandannas.
The campaign will debut in the August issue of Teen Vogue, and behind-the-scenes videos will be available to view at marcjacobs.com.
A new figure will soon be charged with the future of Philosophy’s dreamy sensibilities. Creative director Natalie Ratabesi has parted ways with the house in the wake of increasingly poor sales, WWD reported this morning. Alberta Ferretti passed the reins of Philosophy to Ratabesi (a vet of Dior, Gucci, and Oscar de la Renta) in October 2012. The brand’s Spring 2015 offering will be designed by an in-house team.
Ratabesi’s departure comes on the heels of the enigmatic news from Aeffe SpA CFO and managing director Marcello Tassinari that the company was “taking action” to improve the line’s financial straits. Though the split comes “by common consent,” per an Aeffe SpA rep, some might see the move as a reaction to the also Aeffe-owned Moschino’s recent success under Jeremy Scott. The hires of Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley at Marc by Marc Jacobs makes a similar case for big names to refresh a brand that, as Marc Jacobs International president Robert Duffy admitted at the time, was “getting a little stale.” Only time will tell if a decisive appointment at Philosophy will translate into a similar renaissance.