Illustration – Marc Jacobs SS16 NYFW
Marc Jacobs, ladies & gentlemen, presenting you an all-Amrican show. Models walked down a red carpet to eventually parade in theatrical settings with live orchestra. There was a bit of everything. Varsity jackets were paired with dazzling floral skirts. Embellished florals adorning muted plaids. Pringle diamonds with metallic embellishments. Masculine stripes. Hollywood red carpet inspired looks. Plenty of brooches and a bit of roaring 20s influence. Shocking pink spotted in a blouse paired with pleated trousers. Pink again made an appearance in leggings teamed with varsity jacket. There was one look that earns a sure shot place in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Some looks had dazzling versions of Jackie’s clothes from That 70s Show. Nautical influence came in form of sailor collar. And then, there were faces emoting with the clothes. Faces were later used as repeat motifs like in Pop Art, just that the colours were barely close to pop art. Red and white stripes taken straight from the American flag in muted hues were spotted too. From floral embroidered sheer ensembles to suits in muted greys, there was a bit of literally everything. Even the modelling cast, had debutants to established names like Karen Elson and Adriana Lima. Beth Ditto walked the ramp too! It’s hard to describe everything from all the 60+ looks in words. You will end up missing something or the other. In fact, even the video didn’t do justice to the scrupulous details in the garments. You want more. You want to see the clothes in real, get a tactile feel. 60 looks weren’t enough. You want more and more. You can’t get enough of the razzle dazzle parade at Marc Jacobs SS16 ruway. The show inspired from American theatre came to me like an Indian masala film – with a bit of everything, in a positive way. It was an exuberant Marc Jacobs premiere!
It also happened that the man, Marc Jacobs, THE Marc Jacobs later retweeted and shared this review & illustration article!