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Marc Jacobs’ AW18 collection is all about serving that old-school drama

Marc Jacobs’ AW18 collection is all about serving that old-school drama

'80s reign

Text: Joan Kong


Image: Marc Jacobs

“These are runway clothes. That’s what I know how to do…that’s what I’m doing. I love doing this.” – Marc Jacobs

If there's anyone we can count on to close NYFW with a bang, Marc Jacobs is the one. Instead of an opulent OTT show, for Autumn/Winter 2018, it was about the quiet drama-models walked down the narrow runway made from old wood to instrumental music, dressed in an array of strong '80s silhouettes. Inspired by haute couture of that decade, all the defining trends such as strong shoulders, baggy trousers, and bow neck scarves were the mainstay of the collection, further amped up with bigger-is-better proportions. Outerwear from long coats to menswear-inspired tailoring was introduced in a series of neutral and colourful tones (namely red, fuchsia, teal, and marigold), coupled with a few menswear-inspired looks in the form of double-breasted suits (Lady Gaga wore the oversized grey co-ords to the Women of Hollywood celebration recently). Aside from the oversized silhouettes, a few form-fitting looks were also peppered among the looks, giving off the same impact. 

Not to be missed, are the accessories of the season. Engaging the work of Stephen Jones, the black top hats are available in three sizes, and the large version, in particular, is finished with satin lining that mirrors the colour of the look, which helps to further amp up the ensemble. Aside from the milliner, as a nod to the works of illustrator Tony Viramontes, flourishes were tied around the neck or around the waist. Some of the other noteworthy accessories include the Hot Shot bag adorning the décolletage, pointy-toe oxford shoes for a hint of sartorial and a faux fur shawl that was a luxe touch.  

 

Watch the video below to relive the brand's Autumn/Winter 2018 runway:

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