Sunday, March 01, 2009

Naughty Eighties is Back ... Marc Jacobs F/W 2009-10

Remember how fashion editors and authorities used to loathe shoulder pads? Now looks like they have changed their mind over what they had said after Marc Jacobs presented its latest Fall/Winter 2009-10 ready-to-wear collection. And guess what? Most pieces come with … hehehe … shoulder pads!

Witnessed by major fashion authorities from around the world who jetted into Big Apple for another installation of New York Fashion Week, the fashion genius and the head honcho of Louis Vuitton creative department paid homage to the naughty eighties style scene of New York.

Think of the time when us teenagers would spend most of our time obsessing on ‘Fame’ dance moves and colourful costumes, Cyndi Lauper’s catchy boy-meets-girl anthems and never forget, Madonna’s inventive approach on fashion (like recycled silk stockings a
s headbands, anyone).

Now, I’m done with the reminiscence of sort and let’s get back to the show. Evoking the true spirit of the eighties, not a single element from the era known for its neon hues and naughtiness were spared. There were loads of graphic prints drenched in electrifying colours, hot enough to shoo away the winter wind back to the Arctic; abundance of black leggings and metallic tones; strong shoulders supported with, what else, the shoulder pads, and David Bowie’s Ziggy makeup style to complete it all.

Speaking of shoulder pads and thrilling colour palette, I wonder, could the new electronica goddess Lady Gaga be the new muse of Marc? Well, it’s just a wild guess anyway after comparing Jacobs’ new look with Lady Gaga’s salacious style taste. What’s more, the hot pink hooded coat with strong-looking padded shoulders strengthens my thought. But whatever it is, if the pieces bear his name, there’s no doubt they’ll sell like hot cakes.

Apart from the ensembles and outer pieces, the short-hemmed dresses fare very well too. The silhouettes are rather simple and some were decorated with classic detailing, making fall/winter dressing more enjoyable and classy. However, I personally think that the clothes works even better if we discard that ghastly rock star makeup from the menu, though.

Marc Jacobs FW09/10 ready-to-wear and accessories collection will be available at Marc Jacobs’ stores worldwide as early as late August to early October.

*Photos by Marcio Madeira for

Marc Jacobs – Ground Floor, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

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