the marc by marc jacobs show featured some of the playful design and layering the collection is known for, although it was scattered at times. influenced by dancers, the show featured leg warmers, leggings, unitards and full skirted dresses. there was also denim, but cut fuller and wider, with ticking details and worn with flat platform sandals.
roland mouret has definitely hit his stride the last few seasons, and for spring, he continued exploring the intricate draping and pleating found on his f/w dresses and suits, while adding some looseness in the form of balloon sleeves, and fuller shorts, skirts and trousers. the palette of black, gray, navy and grass green was punctuated with plaids and bright dresses at the end of the show.
narciso rodriguez was another designer entering new ground. not only did he show a looser silhouette for spring, but he peppered his womens looks with menswear, a first for the designer. the womens looks included silk tanks and skirts in shades of pale lavender, grey, black and white, loose linen jumpsuits and taffeta trenches. what made them all even fresher was the flat, small wedge heel that everything was worn with…a nice change from his usual stiletto.