Jacobs’ Frank approach

A name that comes to mind when viewing Marc Jacobs’ F/10 RTW collection (from the comfort of my lounge room, via Style.com) is Anne Frank.

Call me crude, but had Miss Frank survived I believe she would have blossomed into one of the women Jacobs sent down the runway yesterday – demure, earnest, prim and of course ‘serene’ (a word the fashion world is particularly fond of this week).

In terms of colour, his collection was simple, made up of greys, taupes and creams. The silhouettes and finer details, on the other hand, were much more interesting. Mid-calf-skimming dresses, fur lapels, grainy fabric and bias-cut skirts added a sense of mystery and suggestiveness; a combination so many women fail to get right.

It’s as if, with the swoop of his needle-holding hand, Jacobs has reminded us how beautiful innocence and naivete can be – it helped that the musical theme to the show was Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

And to think, I’d started to lose faith in Jacobs’ level of taste!

Marc Jacobs F/10 RTW

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