First look: Marc Jacobs Cruise 2016

First look: Marc Jacobs Cruise 2016

Super light

Step inside Marc Jacobs' New York presentation of his Cruise 2016 collection (unless you are Anna Wintour in which case the presentation will come to you). This season is all about keeping fabrics light and colours strong. Take a closer look...

Marc Jacobs presented his Cruise 2016 collection in New York, where he transformed his showroom space into a runway for the morning, before marching his models along the streets of New York to bring a private viewing to Anna Wintour

Sending the message "Happy Resort" to his social media following the collection via Periscope was every bit as cheerful as his ready-to-wear. Despite a strict colour palette that lived rigidly in the realm of black, white and red (with a flash of cobalt blue on a boot) the fabrics used were light and not weighted. Prints were printed and reprinted upon light jerseys and tulle, "Everything is very, very light in weight," Jacobs asserted.

But the decorative elements stole the show, starting off where Autumn/Winter 15 left off, Resort 2016 sees plenty of silver and crystalline hardware dotted on collars and sleeves and all over jackets, with an ever so slightly rough edge to it: “We took the embellishments, the trappings of femininity, the sort of polished thing, and then we let it come a little more undone.” Elsewhere use of broderie anglaise in black also lent an edginess to the femininity of the collection. 

Accessories stuck to the colour palette seeing bags in red suede and black and white snakeskin, and the overriding beauty element of the strong brows, anchored the lightness of the collection in a brilliant balance. 

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