Wednesday, September 10, 2008

MARC by MARC JACOBS: Showing of the spring/summer 2009 Collection

TIME & PLACE: @ 4pm, Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The NY State Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue, NYC

Text, Vivian G. Kelly
Photos by Ed Kavishe/

We arrived late, rushing over from the ARAKS show downtown, but we did manage to catch the finale parade and get a good look at the last set of looks.
What we saw reminded us of the MUDD club kids in the eighties and Boy George in his heyday – maybe it was the slouchy fedoras they wore.


Gray is a major player here and so are stripes. Both worked well for the playsuits , tanks, and trousers that are just the right thing for laid-back urban hip daywear. We can easily picture NYU and Columbia U. students snapping these clothes up.

Marc’s always had a winning hand when it comes to designing accessories, and he hit it in this collection. While the slouchy hats aren’t for everyone and not everyone will want to wear a fanny pack [again] as we did in the eighties, the shoes were a slam-dunk.
Even if you don’t really wear color, you can pick up a pair of the cobalt blue sandals and participate in this trend.

Although according to Neiman’s Ken Dowling [as per a recent article in WWD], jewelry is THE new accessories, lamentably we haven’t seen a whole lot of it on the runway. Marc was an exception and we loved his neon bright “nutty knots” necklaces, especially in the hot pink.