As guests filed into the show venue, it was clear Jacobs had stripped things back this season. A row of silver stoolls lined a black, high-shine lacquered runway, and as the first model emerged from the darkness, lit only by a spotlight, a live orchestra began to play.
For AW19, Jacobs explained he'd wanted to explore a dark beauty: “It’s a dark angel kind of beauty... But still an angel,” his show notes read. This manifested in a collection that played with volume and proportion, with wide-shouldered capes, structured prom dresses with circle skirts, and huge trapeze-style coat all key. Presented in a mainly muted colour palette shot through with flashes of rich pinks, blues, soft greens, and pale lemon, much of the offering was heavily embellished, with ruffles, ostrich feathers, and intricate crystal beading all featuring heavily throughout. Basically, the Marc Jacobs girl is getting ready for a party next season.
THE ACCESSORIES WERE PRETTY ECLECTIC
...including sparkly tights, metallic party shoes, and leopard fur (faux of course) box bags. Many of the models also wore knitted hats with feathers sprouting from the top of them, as well as long wool scarves, which, when paired with the cocktail dresses that made up much of the collection, gave the impression the girls were perhaps running late for whatever party it was they were going to: or maybe making a break from one, given Jacobs’ mention of fallen angels.