The Marc Jacobs show, which consistently boasts the best edit and strongest point of view in all of New York, provides a barometer of where fashion is inevitably going to go in the next 12 months. The quick recap: we're rewinding to the 1920s, with plenty of flapper fringe, waistless dresses, headbands and dingy dance halls to boot. The cool thing about this show, and standard in the Jacobian world, is the mishmash of references that come crashing down onto the runway in a remarkably cohesive and cool way. Jacobs layered his retro-jazz shapes with a healthy dose of 1960s crumpled plastics, vinyl paillettes, mid-calf socks, droopy pantyhose, even sporty sweatshirts. Girls were missing their trousers, or the bottom half of their jackets, but no matter. It all made sense – including the good, old-fashioned 1980s cowboy boots, reimagined in a cropped, sheer-plastic and sliver-leather version. Yee-haw!
Photographs courtesy of Dan Lecca