Marc Jacobs took us to the beautiful place of Deauville for his Cruise 2014 Collection, but not Coco's Deauville this one has Marc's inspiration, inspiration that has been in the past collections, a lot of silk dresses, satin tops, slip skirts and a touch of fur-tastic love. Certainly a collection were women can feel confortable glamorous ...
The word mandal in a review: the occasion for its usage is the 2014 resort collection from Marc Jacobs, which featured mandals galore, a plethora of thick criss-crossing straps, weighty buckles, and chunky tread soles, in deep shades of bordeaux and navy. Back in the day, around 1996, to be precise, these were the kind of sandals that were dubbed geek chic, and there is no doubt that Jacobs geeked out with his resort, so plentiful were they.
And when he wasn’t mandalizing, Jacobs was thinking of banded slides that barely elevated the foot off the floor, or ballerina flats with a double strap across the front, perhaps in a contrast of lizard over leather. When heels did appear, a strappy shoe with a distinct whiff of the late seventies, or a metallic block heel that virtually defined clompiness, in a good way. Well, lovely though they were, the feeling they left was that, in the end, it was really all about those orthopedically sensible shoes, and the wonderful contrast they created with whatever Jacobs had conjured up to wear with them.
That could mean ... negligee-like sequin jackets fastened with two trailing ribbon ties, sixties-in-spirit short fur coats striped like Breton tees ... satin bras and slip skirts ... and silk dresses that trailed towards the floor, and which were aerated with irregular pleating, all of which furthered the look Jacobs started exploring with his fall 2013 collection. Add some eminently practical leather purses worked with geo-checked calfskin, and what resulted was a look that worked all sorts of eras and dualities, elegance/dowdiness, the thirties/seventies, vintage/technology, the sixties/nineties that Jacobs does so well, and which is all his.
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"On a vast circular set with a runway consisting of a row of numbered hotel room doors and a charming nineteenth-century blue scroll-print-papered wall, Marc Jacobs gave vent once more to his incredible soaring imagination, one capable of elevating the experience of being at a Louis Vuitton show and the clothes themselves. They, incidentally, were remarkable, and took the last day of Paris, and therefore the fall 2013 season, to a delicious and delirious high ..."