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The international fashion weeks are more then simply a gathering of fashion designers, runway models, and the press... The events are as complex as they are intriguing. Therefore, they should be discussed and analyzed in great detail. Feel free to communicate with one another regarding all of the many elements involoved in managing one of these delicious events. Lets investigate every aspect, including your favorite fashion week city, where to find stylists, which designers have the biggest temper tantrums, etc.

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Comment by s. lomman on October 27, 2008 at 3:41pm
my article on marc's show this season...

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


“Vote for Marc”


Marc Jacobs Spring 2009 Collection (photo: Randy Brooke)

In keeping with the election theme of Fashion Week, Marc Jacobs should run for office. He certainly has the power of the people on his side, with an even deeper pool of celebrity followers than Obama! Marc debuted his Spring 2009 collection last night and the scene on Lexington Avenue could have been mistaken for a box office movie premiere (by anyone oblivious to fashion week). Traffic was jammed by the Armory as the street was blocked with limousines, press and loads of onlookers trying to catch a glimpse of the action and the celebrities. This event draws them like no other at the tents (or off site shows), and last night proved not to disappoint. The major players were there of course; Anna Wintour, Glenda Bailey, Hamish Bowles, Sofia Coppola, Helena Christensen, Padma Lakshmi and Lauren Hutton just to name a few. I didn’t have a lot of time to scan the venue, because the show nearly started on time (O.K. approximately half past nine, but I think that’s a record)! I arrived at 8:55, went straight inside, and after a fairly quick “airport security” bag check complete with chugging my Evian and tossing it into the trash, I proceeded to the main stage. After passing the blinding flashes of the cameras and squeezing my way through the mob, I made it to my seat on the metal bleachers and regretted wearing my micro shorts. It was 9:05, not bad; certainly better than JFK.


Marc Jacobs (photo: Randy Brooke)


Shortly thereafter, the first model strutted down the catwalk. If one didn’t know any better, one could have assumed that Jacobs was showing a Fall line, featuring hues of burgundy, magenta, jade, navy, brown and mustard. In fact, mustard was used quite liberally throughout. Models were wearing men’s straw skimmer hats during the first half helping to create a spring-like vibe. About half way through, the disc shaped hats were replaced with navy turbans neatly covering the head. Fabrics were ornate and detailed in most cases, consisting of dark ground, multicolored jacquards, bright patterned knits, and soft woven plaid shirting. Leather, jersey, sheer mesh and metallic blend knits were also represented. Somehow, Jacobs managed to marry odd combinations of fabric, pattern and color to create beautifully balanced ensembles. He used wide banding (looked like 5/8” width) in solid black to outline, border, cut up and separate the various prints. He also utilized a wide belt to break and divide the top and bottom half of the body, allowing for two completely different palettes or patterns to occur simultaneously.

The Spring 2009 collection mixed glamour, luxury and high society with the working class. The apron appeared to be an inspiration with crisscrossed back straps repeating in many different pieces, and the bow tie in the back consistently surfacing as a detail. Variations on the bib overall also played into the mix and further conveyed the spirit of blue collar. Even the turbaned head piece could have been interpreted as a babushka or handkerchief. However, the elegance was not overwhelmed by the humorous twists. Feminine, pretty pieces flowed down the runway, reflecting in the mirrors stacked like dominoes down the center of the runway.


Marc Jacobs (photo: Stan Honda)

Jackets were an important component in the collection. Shoulders were strong, sharp and crisply padded with an emphasis on the cap. Jacobs repeated the use of the cap sleeve throughout, adding a narrow, rigid piece to an otherwise sleeveless jacket or top. He also used it on long sleeve jackets where it was seen jutting out slightly past the natural shoulder. Marc showed classically clean jackets in solid black and navy, one being a double breasted, notch collar paired with narrow bermudas. A good amount of the jackets gliding down the runway were longer, and cut in more ornate fabrics. Most of these beauties were shawl collared, and all of them belted with cummerbund-like wraps. The emphasis on the waist was apparent, as the cummerbund cinched the majority of the models.


Marc Jacobs (photo: Stan Honda)

Skirts were mostly long and narrow; however, they were far from simple. Many were multicolored and patterned, and one silhouette (which appeared several times) was ruffled along the bottom, crossing diagonally up along the back to the waist, with fabric being drawn into a bow, creating a lovely package. Other skirts were multilayered with different prints on the layers. One marvelous piece was cut shorter in the front than the back, with solid color in front and a bright print decorating the back layers. Even the jade, leather pencil skirt was folded and pleated in front with a bow tied at the back waist. Pants weren’t featured, but the silhouettes present were narrow Bermudas or tapered cropped, with a wide cuff finishing a couple inches above the ankle. Oh, I almost forgot one other pair of bottoms – plaid patterned undies worn with a belted jacket.

Draping, gathering, ruffles, ties and manipulated excess fabric translated into shapes. There was definitely a sense of soft versus hard as the strong shoulder offset the lighter pieces. Softness and fullness was controlled by the use of a belt, a bow tie, even by neatly shirring fabric into a back yoke piece on a blouse. There was a lovely gathered, asymmetric top that seemed to come together in a bow at one shoulder. The last few dresses to grace the runway felt a bit out of place, though they did deliver the clear message of spring. Navy/white and red/white fine stripes in what appeared to be heavy jersey generously draped the body with an excess of fabric to create long, languid dresses evoking Madame Gres.

The collection was artful, complex, bold and daring – just like the women who possess a passion for Marc’s clothes. So, remember in November: Vote Marc.

-Stacy Lomman
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Comment by Roderick Rowser on March 29, 2008 at 4:09pm
Been away from the the network for a while and glad to be back!
Comment by Mark Elliott on March 25, 2008 at 10:50pm
The purpose of Fashion Week - building awareness and getting the label out there - Sydney based Japanese designers choose Sydney fashion week to show Spring-Summer (transeasonal) collection
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