the “girl” that marc jacobs envisions wearing his marc by marc jacobs line has matured a bit, and is now raiding mom or grandma’s closet for spring. the collection had a bit of a 40s vibe: slouchy chinos, a-line skirts, retro florals and gold trims, but also those 60s shifts and mod minis, and the 20s silhouette he focused on in his main line: dropped waist dresses, boxy double breasted jackets with bracelet sleeves, silk patchwork shorts and ruffled cotton tanks. low heeled suede ankle tie wedge sandals, canvas patchwork bags with big exterior pockets, mint green patent purses, and slouchy hats highlighted the accessories.
another designer who is hitting his stride is derek lam. he loosened up his silhouette for spring, showing slouchy birdseye tweed trousers, paperbag waist pants, popover silk dresses with a kangaroo pouch, loose tuxedo blouses, suede swing coats, trapeze jumpers, pieces silk blouses and circle print strapless chiffon dresses. he worked in a primarily neutral palette of nude, black, navy, white, with shots of cobalt and army green, but mixed it up by using menswear striping, geometric patterns, and madras plaids. for evening, he worked mostly in solids, showing long silk shirtdresses and deep v-neck gowns, and his signature grecian draped silk jersey numbers.