Marc Jacobs

marc jacobs spring 2012

New York: As usual, there were vintage-inspired looks and throwback themes at Marc Jacobs; jazzy flapper styles reflected an obvious 1920s reference point this season. Drop-waisted silhouettes, headbands and fringe straightforwardly recalled the decade’s fashions, but tech-y high-shine materials made for ensembles that felt ultra-modern and unconventional. Classic gingham patterns were printed in giant scales and trompe l’oeil details, like sheer fabric appliqués that mimicked ruffles, added elements of wit. –Whitney Kessler

Silhouette: Straight, drop-waisted and 1920s-inspired

Color: Burgundy / Chalky pastels / Metallics / Cream / Dull black / Cerulean / True primaries / Forest green / Champagne / Seafoam and mint / Deep teal / Mustard / Stormy blue / Coffee brown

Key Items: Boxy jacket / Mid-length skirt / Shell / Western shirt / Flapper frock / Sweatshirt / Swing coat / Slip-dress / Lace-trimmed bralette

Materials: Leather / Heathered jersey / Cashmere / Satins, chiffons and taffetas / Silicone / Cellophane / Denim / Reptile skins

Print + Pattern: Gingham / Floral eyelet and embellishment patterns

Details + Trim: Fringe / Sequins and paillettes / Trompe L’oeil details / Deep V-necks / Ruching and gathering / Sheer trims / High-low waistbands / Fabric appliqués / Contrast linings, collars, cuffs and pockets / Bow accents / Ringer and raglan details / Pintucks and accordion pleats / Snap closures / Studs / Scalloped edges / Eyelets / Faggoting

Accessories + Footwear: Heeled cowboy boots / Solid cravats / Fine gauge ankle socks / Color-blocked pointy pumps / Boxy handbags with colored straps / Lady loafers / Flapper headbands / Thigh-highs / Fringed clutches / Bowling bags

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