Marc Jacobs’ Little Miss Harlot.

by Katie on February 15, 2011

I flirt with Marc Jacobs.  I really do.  Figuratively that is.  Some seasons I’m all over it and just some, well, it leaves me cold, as do much of the legions of MJ bag-clad followers.

The Jacobsmeister’s latest N.Y show was a triumph though:  A turning point for change in a sea of 1970’s nostalgia (kinda’ what he did last season) and the glut of sensible work-wear that is ‘Norma Normal’ for NYFW.
Linking with London’s House of Harlot, Jacobs went out on a kinky edge, playing with fabrics, textures and strict lines, daring his fans to go one step further and pushing a risque version of acceptable lady-like bondage.  The Asian market will love it.  A touch of Harlot as Ms Gaga, Aguilera or Guinness would testify, goes a long way to making a hard impression.
What I loved was the element of restrained playfulness and the contrasts; sequins looked like fur while rubber looked like sequins, chiffon sleeves, heavy lace, snakeskin -like spot print latex, demure 1950’s round collar, short sleeve shirts paired with wide pants, large Peter Pan collars, peplum jackets and all worn with Stephen Jones pill box hats with bondage under straps.  Yes Please Matron. 

Lots of sensible black and white separates and sumptuous textures collided.  The royal blue silk velvet cape was to die for and it is these elements that will play the more standard basis of the Jacobs’ fans wardrobes. But, oh for those shiny, too shiny, ankle boots. 

Boldtastic Mr Jacobs.

Pics used with kind permsision of  Please vist the site for more Marc Jacobs inspiration.
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RedlegsinSoho February 16, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Naturally I loved quite a lot of this collection, fancy setting up a female designer store smash and grab mob? Anyone got a moped?! x


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