Marc Jacobs @ Fashion Week

September 9, 2008


Fashion Week officially started here in NYC last Friday, so it’s about time that I got to posting a little bit about the most anticipated shows. Marc Jacobs unleashed a bold presentation last night that had Style.com calling it “Mary Poppins goes to Dubai. The King and I meets The Postman Always Rings Twice. Yves Saint Laurent’s Ballets Russes collection redux.”

If you’re not sure exactly what that means, the pictures above and below should give you a better idea. Layers upon layers of pattern and texture were shown, and random old school touches like flattened hats, aprons and shoulder-padded blouses somehow seemed totally au courant.


I was particularly taken with the generous addition of accessories, especially oversized stacking bangle bracelets, chunky colored necklaces and brooches. Their aesthetic was somewhat trippy: like regular jewels hopped up on enhancers. I don’t think we’ve seen this much bold mix-and-match jewelry since the ’80s, and since this is Marc Jacobs, be sure that the look will take hold.


Here are a few key words to shop if you’re feeling inspired by his collection:

Click right here to search Portero’s selection of cuff and bangle bracelets. I think the enamel pieces by SOHO are particularly well-suited to matching this look.

This Marni Runway blue, brown, black & grey resin & horn necklace is another good bet, as is this Lalique Onyx Resin Frosted Clear Crystal Woman Relief Brooch. The resin feels a bit ’80s, but also very now.

Click here to search all Marc Jacobs on Portero.

Images via style.com

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