February 16, 2013

The Game Of Lights In Marc Jacobs’ F/W 2013 Show

An innovative approach made the Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2013 collection one of the most appreciated New York Fashion Week shows, ending the even on a high and memorable note.

An blindingly yellow artificial sun was suspended from the ceiling of the Lexington Avenue Armory, the venue where Jacobs chose to showcase his collection, diffusing a light as warm as it was mysterious, which desaturated the chromatic of the entire room. The effect, reminiscent of a sepia photograph, also affected the clothes, shifting focus over to texture and the form of the silhouette, instead of colours.

Shirt dresses in microplaid, mohair tops, fox fur coats, dresses and coats in shimmering pailletes, super short shorts and pyjama jackets all took the stage in various shades of gray. “Last season was all black and white”, said Jacobs backstage. ”And life unfortunately isn’t that way, it’s all the shades of gray. I wanted to see things sort of dismal and then still show the optimistic side.”

The optimistic side of Jacobs’ show came out after the last model stepped off the runway, when the blindingly yellow light disappeared and the show was taken from the top.

This time, waves of colour invaded the runway. Suave, muted pinks, subtle blues, deep shades of burgundy and green, warm browns and gold and silver sparkles made the melancholy disappear, installing in its place a chic atmosphere with a subtle hint of glamour.

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Photos courtesy of: style.com, vogue.com