Marc By Marc Jacobs FW15.
New York Fashion Week
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The first thing I thought of was Wednesday Addams. Let me assure you though, that this was a positive thing. I love Wednesday Addams; for me, the idea of a supremely dark schoolgirl full of irony, and one of the most ironic things about her was the fact that she wholly rejected the notion of candy or popular culture, and everything that went with it. This of course includes fashion, and yet, here’s Wednesday Addams in the same black outfit every day with her wide, white 70s collar. (The 70s is a theme this season, in case you have not been made abreast).
Still, for the Marc Jacobs FW15 collection, Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier have left the 80s dance culture from the previous Spring/Summer 15 line to explore the punk scene happening downstairs. If I’m being honest, this is also a much stronger collection from last season, with more attention being made to sophisticated touches that really flatter the body. … But not too sophisticated, as this inherently undermines punk. The plaid has been destroyed with painted grids for a nice pop, while sleeves and cuffs have printed slogans like SOLIDARITY and CHOICE to remind the onlooker that rebellion moves things forward.