Thursday, February 26, 2009


New York State Armory, Lexington Ave. NYC
February 17th, 2009

Words, Images Judith Ecochard

Marc Jacobs proper is a highlight of Fashion Weeks anywhere. Period.

His more youthful second line Marc By Marc Jacobs is also watched as it is a coveted label to wear by like every tweener on up---that we know--- who wears clothes and cares about effortless cool style.

For us, it was kinda a trip on the wayback machine in terms of the garb. The vivid colors (teal, wine, red, lava black), prints (plaids, paisleys, bold striped scarves) textures (wool, tweeds, silks, cords, velvets) and general pulled together styling of the layered ensembles for gals/guys was exceptional---no wonder fashionistas drool over this collection. But it definitely took us back to the mid eighties for sure.

Like back to our school days in a lot of the looks---with some of the feminine silhouettes.

Especially the wide belted shaped not shrunken blazers …and knits with gentle ruffled hems, wool trousers, oversized shawls, long sleeve dresses with belted waists and little peaked puffed shoulders, lace up boots with colored tights/leggings, and warm top button overcoats that are gracefully nipped in slightly at the waist…and puff out in a slight A-line (like the ones we grew up in from Best & Company)… and lastly, the felt hat toppers.

Interestingly enough we wore tons of Perry Ellis by Mr. P.E himself...a label Jacobs worked for. Bummer we grew two inches in a way, we’d still be wearing the separates.


We didn’t know what to expect as no guy we hang out with/family members wears or even thinks about donning Marc By Marc Jacobs. But we think they’ll reconsider. We saw very handsome polished, tailored looks including terrif pullover sweaters and cardigans, wool blazers, an always need dark brown trench, overcoats that’ll work over a suit as well as a tees/denim, cuffed wool and cord pants, and tweed jackets. Without a thought to the label… guys will wear these clothes ...they're well made, elegant--- AND not old-fashioned.

An insane amount has been written about the event Marc Jacob’s--- but we saw a RTW runway show…that started on time…and was flawlessly executed. No drama except where it should be…on the models struttin’ down the runway.