Marc Jacobs AW16
The lowdown: For a designer renowned for putting on a show (it was a trip to the movies for SS16 and a carousel, escalators and a steam train all featured during his tenure at Louis Vuitton), Marc Jacobs’ AW16 collection was presented in a comparably stark setting – all-white and with just an eerie pinging sound for a backing track. An altogether haunting affair, models – joined by Lady Gaga – stomped out in monster platforms with spookily-painted faces parading Victoriana-meets-modern-goth-inspired separates in epic proportions. In a sombre palette of black, charcoal and teal with accents of fuchsia, mustard, spearmint green and purple, midi skirts came in laser-cut leather paired with pussybow blouses while bouclé jackets were adorned with raven feathers and oversized coats topped layered knitwear and starched denim. A final procession of gowns saw skirts get fuller and fuller, with a checkerboard fur cape sweeping the floor of the final exit.
While less of the bells and whistles than we’re used to, it was a show that ended on a political note, with the designer taking his bow wearing a T-shirt created in support of democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
On the front row: Maggie Gyllenhaal and US Vogue’s Anna Wintour
What they wore: A sheer, puff sleeve blouse tucked into striped trousers for Maggie; a Hillary Clinton campaign T-shirt for Anna
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