Everyone who was devastated in 2015, when the fusion of Marc Jacobs’ secondary line, ‘Marc’, into the main Marc Jacobs label brought an end to the era of affordable Marc Jacobs must-haves, will be delighted to hear about his new venture. Jacobs has recently announced that he is stepping back into the ready-to-wear market with his new line The Marc Jacobs, which will offer a wide range of clothing, bags, accessories and shoes.
The first collection for Pre-Fall 2019 draws inspiration from different periods in fashion, pop culture, art, music, film and print, but there is a particularly strong influence from popular pieces of his grunge spring/summer 1993 Perry Ellis looks, which were the cause of his dismissal from the brand. The new line will also collaborate with Milton Glaser’s New York magazine and Jacobs has teased at an upcoming collaboration with the Peanuts crew.
The collection is available to buy online now and has already been spotted on the likes of Elle Fanning, who wore a floral printed blouse and skirt at Cannes Film festival, as well as Gigi Hadid, who sported items from the collection to Jacob’s own wedding.
In a press release Jacobs explains “We wanted to do something that is unlike the collections we are already doing; in that it is more ‘item-y’”. He elaborates that the aim of this line is to create collections which offer pieces to be combined according to individual flair, rather than just imitating a whole runway look.
It follows that the main focus of the line will be on celebrating authentic personal style. This is evident in the campaign which showcases a wide range of looks which are sure to offer something for everyone. You can expect bright colours and unpredictable bold print clashes as well as classy toned-down looks. For the everyday, the collection offers cute tees reading “B***h Peas” and “Buns of Fun”, to be paired with flared jeans and oversize jumpers, whilst for extraordinary occasions there are two toned tights, wides shouldered dresses and the most outrageous neckerchiefs to choose from.
The Lookbook provides inspiration for everyone from the jeans and tee minimalist to the sequinned skirt and ruffled blouse statement-maker, but the real beauty of this collection is that each piece has its own quirks and that items them can easily be dressed up or down to fit in with your own personal style.
BY: MIRANDA STONER