Marc by Marc Jacobs
Clean is a relative term, especially when used in reference to Marc Jacobs, who is known to pile on more than a little frill, flounce and well, at times, the whole kitchen sink. But for spring, Marc went positively minimal (for him), reducing his second Marc by Marc Jacobs line to a collection of sharp silhouettes in plain (for him) colours and practically no (for him) pattern. What we were left with was a wonderfully clean colour play where orange and navy made big noise, next to a bit of well-behaved striping and a few non-quacking bird prints. The loudest action occurred on the models' feet, which were planted inside multi-coloured leather high top sneakers with built in platforms, a visual conceit Jacobs clearly could not resist.