Show report: Marc by Marc Jacobs cotton basics

10 September 2008

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Well, after Monday night's mirrored extravaganza at Marc Jacobs, the Marc show seemed subdued by comparison.  In place of the sparkling set there was a simple U shaped runway. Instead of lashings of gold lame, there were layers of soft printed cottons, so fresh you could almost smell the laundry soap. Pretty blouses with prairie flower prints, flouncey layered skirts that hit just above the knee, and baggy cotton trousers cinched with utility belts pretty much sum it up......give or take a broderie anglaise slip dress or two. The final section featured geometric shapes in contrasting cottons, patched into shapely jackets and billowing cotton dresses printed with a version of Yasser Arafat's Palestinian scarf motif. It was vaguely reminiscent of twenty year old Anglomania, which, after all these years can still sum up the spirit of summer. Shoes were either simple flat gladiators or the same strappy shape with a moderate heel. Marc took his bow wearing a black version of the tartan‘skort' (skirt in front, shorts behind) he wore last night. In oppressive humidity, his breezy variation on the kilt made the grey suited executives in his front row look a little sticky by comparison. In spite of this, somehow, I don't think it's going to catch on.

- By Paula Reed, Grazia's Style Director

That was what the fashion editors saw front row. Check out (and rate) the pictures below to see what our photographer Jason Lloyd-Evans was doing and shooting backstage with the MBMJ models.


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