Wednesday, February 16, 2011

King of NY Fashion Tells Us What to Wear

Marc Jacobs tells us what we will be wearing next season. His Spring show featured bold colors and 1970s silhouettes. Check out any website or fashion magazine right now and what trends are they touting as the musts for spring? Oh that's right, bright color mixing and 1970s inspired outfits.

So what now Mr. Jacobs? What will I be wearing next fall? It looks like I will be wearing a lot of plastic, deep, strong colors like black, white, gray, cognac, navy, maroon and hunter green, tons of polka dots, longer lengths, lace, and even some polka dots mixed with lace. Let's take a look at the trends Marc Jacobs set for fall 2011 on February 14th, 2011.

This fall 2011 woman is bad. ass. She isn't about easy dressing, that's for sure. She is about highly structured and honestly, not the must comfortable fabrics - like rubber. According to, Marc worked with House of Harlot to create these skirts and dresses out of rubber to look like sequins. We are about 100 miles away from the floaty, effortlessness of his spring collection.

As you can see, polka dots EVERYWHERE. Covering the entire garment and in accent, big polka dots, small polka dots, and on tights. Just. Everywhere. Embrace it. It's happening. These looks also give you a good sense of the color palette. 

 And here is the lace! I actually LOVE the bits of lace applique applied to the skirts and tops. The broad shoulders and structured silhouettes don't exactly cry out "feminine," so the lace elements are a nice touch. In the center we have polka dots mixed with lace and a touch of the Wild West in the collar there (a trend echoed in DVF and Rodarte, and a couple other of the later looks in Jacobs' show). And finally, we have that gorgeous red all-over-lace dress.

Jacobs is certainly sticking with the trend of longer lengths that we have been seeing the evolution of lately. Skirts and dress that graze below the knee and mid-calf are going to carry us through spring to next fall. Start your shopping list folks, we have got a lot of Fashion Week to go...