Watching the Marc by Marc Jacobs is weird for me, always has been, and probably always will be. Normally it’s because after the Marc Jacobs collection I’m spent after having what normally amounts to the best 11 minutes of the week, and a diffusion collection of slightly affordable, accessible, and younger seems like somebody offering you a plate of spam after you’ve just had the best filet mignon you’ve ever sliced into.
So when the Marc Jacobs collection got pushed back I thought: this is the season, this is the season where I’m actually going to be able to enjoy the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection and appreciate it for what it is.
And I did. And I don’t like it.
The Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection seemed at best to be a rehashing of the best trends of the past few seasons, of the stand out collections that could remotely be associated with the Marc by Marc customers. So in this respect fresh faced models came down the run way in color blocked looks featuring peplum detailing and a few striped prints. Wanting to know references? Take a look at the collections of Jil Sander, Miu Miu, and Prada(menswear and womenswear) for the past few seasons.
It wasn’t all bad though. The pieces were still a tad interesting even if the neo minimalist looks had been done so many times before in the past few seasons. It was the accessories that possibly carried the show for me. Always one with a tendency towards bags due to his work at Vuitton, Jacobs presented color blocked bags as well as shoes, and shades with his collection. while there did seem to be a stacked shoe for the men that makes one think back to the now infamous Prada stacked brogue, there was a wedge heeled hightop sneaker for the women that sent me into an absolute tizzy.
But while I was taken by them, my hunger has yet to be satiated and I shall again wait for the main Marc Jacobs collection to take me away.