Just a quick post this evening,
After an eventful week, Marc Jacobs drew yet another opulent and luxurious NYFW to a dramatic close. With some stunning shots leaking onto Vogue Runway and our social media feeds, the show concept loosely incorporated a 'rasta-hippie' vibe into the usual jaw-dropping Jacobs action. With a clique of million-pound faces to walk the beautifully strung up runway at Hammerstein ballroom. Supermodels Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner and the Hadid sisters were amongst the cool-squad chosen to represent the closing brand at Fashion Week, dressed up in faux, rainbow dreadlocks and platforms worthy of an 80's strip show.
A menagerie of colour, texture and layering, the design team behind Marc Jacobs SS17 collection used vast amounts of sequins and embellishment on the garments to create the elaborate, retro vibe the star-studded audience seated at the ballroom were expecting. With the best looks already displayed on Harpers Bazaar and Vogue.com, the fast-fashion element within the more couture end of the industry is absolutely playing a key role across 2016 fashion weeks. With inspirations such as the 1980's club kids, Burning Man Festival and Rasafarianism, it is no wonder the collection is the source of some controversy. The question is being raised as to why there was not more of a cultural diversity present within the modelling cohort walking the show, or even members of the true rastafarian community to lend cultural appropriation.
However, with a tongue-in-cheek, kooky approach to the styling, it can be said that the incorporation of dreadlocks on white models is simply a reflection of current trend and should be applauded as a bold move forward in Marc Jacobs design.
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