Total Elevation. Marc Jacobs AW22

New York Fashion Week may officially be over, but that didn’t stop one of it most beloved showmen from unveiling a surprise new collection on Instagram. What’s New York’s fashion scene without Marc Jacobs? The 10 look line-up (which will be available exclusively at Bergdorfs), is essentially a glamorous reworking of Marc’s remarkable autumn-winter 2021, with their grand silhouettes slashed into new skin-baring forms, cargo pants transformed into sweeping statement skirts, and brilliant paillette embellishments wrapped into something stunningly new. The collection came up quite spontaneously. As Jacobs avoided the phygital fashion and virtual shows which largely defined this industry through 2020 and 2021, he instead waited until he had the potential of a live runway to create a collection for. “We were like, ‘we’re not showing until we can do a show the way we show,’” Marc told I-D. “But then, this time, me and Joseph [Carter, from his design team] and Alastair (McKimm, Marc’s collaborator) decided that we were going to make some clothes. And we were going to photograph them.” In result, this new collection appears exceptionally impactful, something of a deeply desirable dystopian fantasy. “We played with the clothes that we made before in order to make other, new clothes,” he explained. So paillette pieces were slashed and wrapped into new apparitions, while a denim jacket draped on the body to become a fabulous sculpted stole. Couture-level deconstruction, something the designer is obsessed with lately. “There was this word that kept going around early on in the process: elevate,” Marc laughed. “‘It has to be elevated, it has to be elevated.’ I looked it up in the dictionary – and to elevate has two definitions. Firstly: to raise or lift something up to a higher position, and secondly: to raise to a more important or impressive level.” He managed to tap into both meanings with this mind-blowing offering, as we can see.

Collage by Edward Kanarecki.

Ultra Lady. Louis Vuitton AW10

There are those collections in fashion history that just get better with time. For a while now, I’m absolutely obsessed with Louis Vuitton‘s autumn-winter 2010 – one of the best collections created by Marc Jacobs for the French maison. “And God Created Woman” announced the program, bringing up thoughts of the era of the young Bardot, of fifties-sixties wasp waists, and circle skirts. At the time, Mad Men was on everyone’s minds and TV screens (those were the pre-Netflix times…), and that same season, Miuccia Prada also went for the retro ultra-femininity. Jacobs’ collection was stark contrast casting-wise (lets not forget 2010 was peak time of the super-skinny-model standard) as the designer called on Laetitia Casta, Bar Refaeli, Catherine McNeil, Karolina Kurkova, and finally Elle Macpherson, all women whose physical attributes have acted as a disqualification for fashion show participation for years. The rehabilitation of the embonpoint was done with refinement. Marc framed it more as a fresh, feminine, ingenue look, with hair scraped back into high, bouncy B.B. ponytails; clean makeup; and square-toed, block-heeled pumps trimmed with flat bows. The show swung along prettily as a fountain sprayed and jolly fifties movie music played in the middle of the tented courtyard, creating that quintessentially Parisian atmosphere, a sense of all being right in the best of all possible cities to be appreciated as a woman. Not only the lady-like silhouette was the main focus – the charming details and trimmings exemplified the LV knack for classy detail, as in fur buttons, collars and glittery heels. I sometimes really miss Marc’s Louis Vuitton…

Collages by Edward Kanarecki.

Festive Guide: Cozy Up

And just like that, this is my last festive shopping guide of the year! Fabulous and bold winter scarves, hats, and gloves are always a no-fail idea. After all, we all wish for a white Christmas, and what better gift is one you can use right away. For immediate satisfaction, let her unwrap COS’ classic cashmere scarf or JW Anderson’s wooly teddy mittens. However, the must-have winter wear of the season is sure to be a colourful, statement sweater – The Elder Statesman, Christopher John Rogers and Loro Piana are brands to go for!

From left to right: Raf Simons oversized sweater, Molly Goddard fairisle cardigan, Dries Van Noten handle clutch & Christopher John Rogers ribbed-knit maxi dress.

COS floral pullover, Dries Van Noten feathered top, The Row cashmere snood & Rick Owens nylon blanket jacket.

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The Row cashmere, wool and silk-blend cardigan, Cashmere In Love hood, Ashley Williams strawberries socks & COS wool pullover.

Loro Piana cashmere sweater, Cashmere In Love beanie, Paco Rabanne x Kimura socks, Christopher John Rogers polka-dot jacquard-knit sweater, Molly Goddard cable-knit wool sweater & COS cashmere beanie.

Marc Jacobs wool hooded jacket, COS cashmere socks, CFCL tote, Marc Jacobs puffer collar & Marc Jacobs wool skirt.

TASCHEN

The Elder Statesman tie-dyed cashmere sweater, COS cashmere slip-ons, COS leather gloves, The Elder Statesman cashmere track pants, Cashmere In Love balaclava & COS wool vest.

Sea crochet applique fruit sweater, JW Anderson striped knitted mittens, The Elder Statesman cashmere beanie, Sleeper shearling slippers & COS mohair scarf.

All collages by Edward Kanarecki.

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Festive Guide: Take It Easy

Balenciaga resort 2022

What to buy for the homebody? As the temperature dips, our homes become more important than ever. And for the homebody, this means a renewed commitment to all things hygge – with a focus on those everyday luxuries that make staying indoors ever more chic. At the top of her wishlist is undoubtedly a unique tracksuit that is polished yet practical. Tactility is key – so button-up cardigans, socks and blankets will tick all the right boxes, while a pair of shearling mules from Molly Goddard will delight. Here’s the “take it easy”, last-minute festive guide.

From left to right, top to bottom: Marc Jacobs logo-print mini t-shirt dress, Sleeper pompom-embellished shearling flats, Anine Bing sleep mask, Dries Van Noten feather-trimmed cotton-terry track pants & “Jean-Michel Basquiat. 40th Ed.” book by Taschen.

Marc Jacobs Heaven heart earrings, Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock “Arizona” slides, ERL logo socks, Cashmere In Love cashmere halter top & Amomento brown eco-fur balaclava.

Cashmere In Love hoodie, Rag & Bone bouclé sneakers, “Virgil Abloh. Nike. ICONS” book by Taschen, Issey Miyake shell knit bag & Dries Van Noten feather-trimmed cotton-jersey sweatshirt.

Marni sabot loafers, Coperni cut-out bodysuit, Bea Bongiasca asymmetrical flower power hoop earrings, Molly Goddard x UGG sheepskin slippers, Raf Simons silk pants & Rick Owens jacket.

All collages by Edward Kanarecki.

P.S. In this post, I happen to endorse products I genuinely love. If you end up buying something through the links, my site might earn an affiliate commission – which is always nice!

Festive Guide: In The Spotlight

Christopher John Rogers resort 2022

Between the Christmas holidays and the New Year’s Eve, and all the celebrations this festive season holds, you’ll likely need a bold party outfit – or two. If the autumn-winter 2021 runways were any indication, the time has arrived to get dressed up to the nines. So what better opportunity to wear the season’s most opulent prints, luxe textures, and, of course, exquisite sequins and shine? Here is a selection of festive evening dresses and spectacular gowns, jaw-dropping heels and charming bags, and magnificent jewels that will work as amazing holiday presents!

From left to right, top to bottom: Christopher John Rogers polka dot gown, “Andy Warhol. Polaroids 1958-1987” by Taschen, Bea Bongiasca quartz ring, Ashley Williams heart bag, Oscar De La Renta bouquet clip-on earrings & Amina Muaddi heeled sandals.

Libertine patchwork jacquard coat, Marc Jacobs ruffle cape gown & Bottega Veneta tasseled shoulder bag.

“New York. Portrait of a City” book by Taschen, Carolina Herrera oversized gloral-print silk-gazar shirt, Marc Jacobs wide-leg pants, Dries Van Noten pillow gloral-jacquard tote & Bea Bongiasca candy heart stud earrings with lime green enamel and blue topaz.

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Simone Rocha crystal flower earrings, Khaite ruffled chiffon and satin, Christopher John Rogers gradient evening skirt, Diptyque “Do Son” eau de parfum, Sylvia Toledano necklace, Loewe bracelet pleated leather bag & Clergerie lambskin platform sandals.

Oscar de la Renta tulle coat, Sylvia Toledano earrings, Simone Rocha cameo necklace, Manolo Blahnik “Maysale” mules, Saint Laurent sequined silk-crepe dress (similar style) & Versace gold “La Medusa” earrings.

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Rosie Assoulin “Thousand-in-one-ways” convertiblestriped merino wool-blend sweater, Molly Goddard taffeta dress, Christopher John Rogers cargo pants & Loewe striped mohair-blend scarf.

Simone Rocha pearl coin pouch, Sea ruffled cotton-blend poplin blouse, Byredo “Young Rose” eau de parfum, Rosie Assoulin scalloped pleated cotton-poplin skirt & Simone Rocha platform sandals.

Christopher John Rogers wool-blend blazer, Anthony Lent crescent moon hoop earrings, Marni necklace, Molly Goddard tiered taffeta dress, Simone Rocha crystal flower single earring & Blumarine Hello Kitty hair clip.

All collages by Edward Kanarecki.

P.S. In this post, I happen to endorse products I genuinely love. If you end up buying something through the links, my site might earn an affiliate commission – which is always nice!

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