27 posts tagged "Marc by Marc Jacobs"
You can’t hide from camouflage this season. Much like leopard print, it’s appeared in innumerable incarnations over the years, but recently, designers have been taking fatigue-inspired ready-to-wear to new heights. During Resort, fresh takes on the pattern materialized at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Giambattista Valli, and Kelly Wearstler, and it came on particularly strong at the menswear shows. Model Miles Langford sported both high and low versions of the look, first wearing his own thrift-store find in the London streets, then a few days later, turning up on the Dries Van Noten runway in a matching windbreaker and button-up. Historically, camouflage was intended for disguise, but wearing the stuff, you’ll have a hard time blending in.
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Once the temperature hits 80 degrees, it is tempting to swap spring pastels for summer neon brights. However, classic black and blue are two hues that never go out of style. With chic summer essentials like these from Proenza Schouler, Dolce & Gabbana, and Jason Wu on offer in both shades, it’s easy to see why. Shop our picks, below.
1. T by Alexander Wang jacket, $465, available at www.lagarconne.com
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses, $120, available at www.zappos.com
3. Proenza Schouler dress, $1,059, available at www.farfetch.com
4. Barneys New York CO-OP gladiators, $400, available at www.barneys.com
5. Current/Elliott jacket, $274, available at www.bergdorfgoodman.com
6. Jason Wu dress, $1,595, available at www.kirnazabete.com
7. Chloë aviators, $295, available at www.shopbop.com
8. Dolce & Gabbana gladiator, $645, available at www.netaporter.com
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Couture-inspired silhouettes popped up in droves on the Spring runways, so it makes sense that peplums are having a moment. In the late forties and fifties, Christian Dior added flounces to the waistline of jackets as part of the New Look. This season, everyone from the current team at Dior to designers like Jason Wu and Celine’s Phoebe Philo (who called them basques) revived the look. “Peplums cinch in the waist and highlight curves in a way that’s come-hither yet demure,” said Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs. While most designers, the Cushnie et Ochs duo included, took peplums in a dressed-up direction, Marc by Marc Jacobs and the new Kenzo collection from creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim featured them in a sporty, everyday context.
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Hard as it is to believe, Marc by Marc Jacobs celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. In celebration, the label has reissued a few of its classic styles from throughout its history, from military jackets to dresses to print scarves to belts. That’s reason enough to celebrate (especially at these prices—beginning at $68 and topping out at an affordable $300). But what’s really got us shaking is the playlist Jacobs has created and is making available for a month of free streaming on Rhapsody. It’s a decade in music, the Marc Jacobs way: All the tunes that have been played at the brand’s runway shows or in its ads, from Pavement to Pulp to Peter Bjorn and John. And while M by MJ only stretches back to the early aughts, Marc’s connection to music goes much farther back than that. You get a hint of it in Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” a nod at his famous grunge collection (and the one that, in famously getting him fired from Perry Ellis, could be said to have kicked off the Marc Jacobs label in the first place). It’s that collection the designer’s pals, Kim Gordon (left, with Jacobs in 2006) and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, put into their ’92 music video for “Sugar Kane,” parts of which were shot backstage at the show. Jacobs and Perry Ellis didn’t last, but Jacobs and SY did. In tribute, the playlist’s first track: “Teen Age Riot,” off the band’s Daydream Nation. The playlist starts streams March 10 through April 10 at Rhapsody.com/marcmusic.
The reign of Patti Smith rages on. The eternally cool rocker-poet is up for the National Book Award tomorrow night—Just Kids, her memoir of her early years with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, is a finalist for the nonfiction category—and she’s the inspiration for yet another editorial in the new issue of VMan, on stands November 11. Freja Beha Erichsen takes the role of Patti (left) and Christian Brylle does a fairly convincing Mapplethorpe—all the more convincing because he actually shot the spreads himself. [VMan]
Turning ten is almost on trend these days! First there was Style.com, then 10, then SHOWstudio, and now Marc by Marc Jacobs is celebrating a decade in the business. WWD checks in with Marc Jacobs international president Robert Duffy—the mastermind behind MMJ—who reminisces on the early years, the inspiration behind it, and why he’s never going to spend $300 for a pair of jeans. In honor of the anniversary, a capsule collection of the best Marc by Marc pieces from the past ten years hits the floor this spring. [WWD]
Words of wisdom from her diva-ness, Iman: “Alexander Wang is one of my favorites. But he is like my daughter. He is like 12.” [Harper’s Bazaar via Racked]
Words of wisdom from her other diva-ness, Vogue Italia‘s Franca Sozzani: “I personally think that TV shows about fashion are generally boring.” [Styleite]
And in sad news: Fashion favorite Rachel Weisz and her partner of nine years, Darren Aronofsky, are splitting up. Apparently, they’ve been separated for months and some sources say that Weisz is currently dating Daniel Craig. [TMZ]