Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Marc Jacobs is feeling the romance

It looks like getting married was a huge inspiration for Marc Jacobs. As he presented for fall 2010 both his own collection in New York and Louis Vuitton in Paris, romanticism was present. For his own brand, Marc Jacobs, the designer went for an untypical look, very different from the edgy collections we are used to seeing from him. Perhaps it started last season, as he preented the spring 2010 collection inspired in ballet, resulting in a soft and lovely compilation. But this time it was even more romantic. With "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" ringing out from Frederic Sanchez's soundtrack, the designer showed a repertory of sweetly romantic palette of soft neutrals and pale pastels designs which summerized his past collections. "It's refreshing to see something that isn't trying so hard to be new," Jacobs, subversive as ever, said after the show to Style.com. "There's so much striving for newness now that newness feels less new."
A few weeks later, he was in Paris to present the Louis Vuitton fall collection. Undoubtly there was an absolute Parisian atmosphere, as Laetitia Casta set the tone of the collection. A selection of romantic and 50's inspired designs appeared on the runway through the whole show. The silhouettes reminded of the era of the young Bardot, and the music was like taken out of a black and white movie. You couldn't help to feel in love with the whole setting.
For sure being the designer of two major houses isn't an easy thing. Marc Jacobs set a connection between this two brands, which stand completely apart in terms of style. But for fall, Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs followed one concept, but as their own way.

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