Wednesday, 16 September 2009

All the frills of the fair at Marc Jacobs

Bumbags, Edwardian ruffles and Japanese beauty throw it all together and you're getting the picture for the Marc Jacobs spring 10 show.

The ruffles, frills and pleats were seen in a neutral colour palette with nude flesh tones and pale white-washed greys most common. The copious amounts of fabric spoke for themselves without adding colour to the equation.

Spring Jacobs style is a bulky affair with few clean lines. Voluminous skirts and trousers paired with tailored belted jackets, underwear worn to be seen and to add shape over shirts also featured.

It was certainly far removed from the 80's and grunge looks we have been submerged in of late. This collection was theatrical, yes, but there are elements such as the cut out shapes in the fabric and abundance of ruffles that will translate from high fashion to the high street.

The rules of conventional dressing were disregarded with the unusual pairing and layering of garments but this made for an interesting show whatever your take on the collection overall.

- sheer full length dress
- exaggerated ruffle tops
- high volume trousers