Friday, February 7, 2014

• Marc by Marc Jacobs • A/W 14 •

I usually overlook Marc by Marc Jacobs at New York Fashion Week but then Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier were going to be the geniuses behind the contemporary label. It's Bartley's long awaited return to fashion. The duo were inspired by Chloë Sevigny (Kids era) and the statuesque Gwyneth Paltrow in Wes Anderson's 'The Royal Tenenbaums'. 

Pier 36 was the venue for the Fall 2014 show and the setting was an urban wood skate park. I loved the K-Pop/ninja/militant vibe given by the collection. The MBMJ girl defied all odds and revolted this season as the word 'Revolution' emblemed on all the clothes told us.

The label has been renamed to MBMJ (Marc Jacobs has stated that he hated the previous name). Luella and Katie made everything desirable and evoked the funky MBMJ narrative.

Think of bubble writing, but very distinct bubble writing with pointed edges, so technically not bubble writing. I hope you get what I mean. That's what the logo was like on the clothes. Look 29 was a white high waisted calf length skirt with 'MBMJ' on it with a black sweater with 'MBMJ' on the sleeves and 'Twisted Uprising' on the chest panel. 

The only thing in the collection I have something bad to say about are those god-awfultrainers and military trainef boots. They are horrendous but luckily the clothes made up for it.

I am looking forward to see how Luella and Katie direct the brand in the coming future. It's quite exciting.

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