May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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BEST OF FEST New York: With a finger perpetually on the pulse of all things youth, leave it to Marc Jacobs to jump into the mosh pit with a music festival-ready collection. Marc by Marc’s take was unique in his deft upscaling of the archetypal concert attendee’s wardrobe, without any dilution of her rebellious spirit. Of course Jacobs is no stranger to the roots of this aesthetic, having made history at Perry Ellis in 1992 with a collection that captivatingly curated the look of the then-fledgling Grunge sub-culture. This time around, Jacobs trotted out his signature high-low mix of the undeniably desirable and the thrift store find (dot-embossed leather shorts sets meet gnarly art student sweaters) with witty nuance. From here, it certainly Smells Like Teen Spirit. —Kibwe Chase-Marshall
Silhouette: Shrunken / Blouson / Belted / Midi / Lean / Stacked
Color: Chambray / Greyed sea foam / Cerulean / Olive / Vicuna / Malt / Poppy / Black / Brick
Key Items: Scrimmage short / Bomber jacket / Graphic tee / Floral printed dress / Lateral tie-dye
Materials: French terry / Washed denim / Embossed leather / Cotton twill / Silk georgette / Silk crepe de Chine
Print + Pattern: Rugby stripe / MJ icon graphic / Solarized rose / Camo-dot mash-up
Details + Trim: Rib-trim / Drawstring blouson / Hood / Yoked shirring / Channel batting / Mitered stripe / Wide ribbed hem trim
Accessories + Footwear: Dome-button clog / Velvet oxford / Metallic pilgrim loafer / Easy tote / Cross-body pack / Printed satchel
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