Marc Jacobs Womenswear A/W11

Graphic symbols in oversized dots and rings took over the collection of preppy and classic shapes

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For his Autumn Winter show at the his classic sartorial hang out, the New York State Armory on Lexington Avenue, Marc Jacobs pulled out the heavy guns on Monday evening, at least when it came to graphic symbols. We say 'symbols' but there was really just one on Jacobs' agenda; circles, rings, dots - call them what you like, but the round shapes were everywhere. As prints, embroideries or as cut-out metal bits, the symbol dominated a collection that, colour wise, used burgundy red, silver and a spot of green to contrast the usual whites, blues, greys and blacks. It was a formal and fairly strict Marc Jacobs outing, with an extensive use of lace in dresses and blouses that almost felt a bit Victorian. A few of the top silhouettes, like T-shirts, coats and jackets, had a loose and border line over sized aesthetic. All in all, it was a sleek and smart MJ collection, covering most wardrobe angles in the life of a 21st century woman...

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