No one seems to quite know what to make of Marc Jacobs’s SS14 runway show, seeing as it was dolled up like a trashed beach, full of cigarette butts and ripped fashion mags, among other detritus. And even when asked about it, Jacobs couldn’t quite explain the collection, except as having a Victorian-meets-Gotham-City vibe to it and having a stated desire to break free from the cliches of telling women what to wear during spring and summer. It, frankly, all seems a little muddled and more than a little like a reaction to something rather than a thing itself, if that makes any sense. Still, you can’t fault him for his designs, even if the presentation or explanation is a bit of a head-scratcher. The pieces are interesting on an individual basis, but you’d have to be fairly adventurous to want to wear some of those exaggerated Victorian jackets. If nothing else, he always gives you clothes worth looking at and talking about.
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