Marc by Marc Jacobs

MID-CENTURY RAVE New York: For little brother label Marc by Marc’s S/S 2013 collection, Marc Jacobs filtered multiple of-the-moment aesthetics — “mid-century country club,” …

New York: For little brother label Marc by Marc’s S/S 2013 collection, Marc Jacobs filtered multiple of-the-moment aesthetics — “mid-century country club,” “suburban raver,” “luxe leisure” — through his quirky-cool commercial lens, resulting in mash-ups that felt both fresh and timelessly Marc. Skulls and music notes put a contemporary spin on 50s-inspired checkerboard motifs that decorated button-fronts, jailbird stripes lent direction to simple separates and painterly lines updated gingham checks. Proportions also looked right, with schoolboy blazers and short, boxy button-fronts topping rolled-up trousers (both slim and voluminous wide-legged cargo styles) and big pullovers contributed a laid-back element. Festival favorite accessories, like backpacks, caps and dandy footwear, completed each look. —Whitney Kessler

Silhouette: Tailored / Slouchy / Cropped / Straight shirt hems

Color: Eggshell / Eggplant — multiple shades / Lavender / Sky / Slate / Jungle green / Olive drab / Cherry / Dusty peach and mauve / Navy / Royal blue and purple / Tangerine / Neon pink

Key Items: Two-button blazer / Pajama separates — tops and bottoms styled seperately / Cargo pant / Retro, boxy button-front / Hip-slung denim stovepipe / Walking short / Slim trouser — styled rolled to the ankle / Tuxedo pant / Roomy pullover sweater / Eisenhower jacket / Anorak

Materials: Twill / Jersey / Nylon / Seersucker / Rumpled shirtings / Cotton sweater knits

Print + Pattern: Stripes – multiple kinds / Checks – a variety of scales and styles / Midcentury-inspired checkerboard prints featuring music notes and skulls / Logo graphics / Leopard spots

Details + Trim: Utility pockets / Contrast details — banding, collars and buttons / Faux shirt hem attachments / Shawl collars

Accessories + Footwear: Round mirrored shades / Driving caps / Backpacks, some with single straps / Flight bags / Monk shoes / Basic white sneakers / Belt-cummerbund hybrids / Ankle socks in bold colors and patterns / Assorted rings — some worn around the neck


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