Gliding down a set of four escalators in the manner of a high end department store, a la Barneys New York, surrounded by mirrors, Marc Jacob’s models descended two by two onto the yellow checkerboard catwalk. In pairs they came, adorned in their Louis Vuitton finest as Marc swung from the stripes of his own collection, shown in New York, to gridded formulations of checks, as seen at Dries Van Noten. Toting a very Sixties vibe with blown out beehive hair secured by pretty hair bows, the colours were buttercup yellow, almond, grassy green, amaretto, chocolate brown and monochrome that went from tiny checks that looked almost grey to full on graphic blocks of line against a transparent background. Squares both big and small, curved and straight, patchworked and draft board-esque covered everything from dresses short, calf and long in length, coats and jackets and skirts. Pencil skirts and maxi skirts, little crop tops and jackets with prim little sleeves that stopped at the elbow, and sparkling back shifts, separates and coats all came with a very ladylike pair of pointy kitten heels, while bags ranged from envelope clutches to the signature Vuitton bowling bag all bedecked in an assortment of checkered formations. Florals spouted almost map like onto dresses in silk and tweed made up of tiny square sequins, and on sweet little skirt suits. Always ingenious in his presentation of a new collection, Marc outdid himself this season, playing on the favoured pasttime of women who love to shop with their best friend. It was simple and elegant and bang on trend.
Catwalk images: copyright vogue.co.uk