Marc Jacobs' FW18 Collection Is NYFW's Most Major Moment

Marc Jacobs' FW18 Collection Is NYFW's Most Major Moment

Marc Jacobs proudly continues his reign as the black sheep of NYFW.



Marc Jacobs proudly continues his reign as the black sheep of NYFW.

Text: AJ Longabaugh

Last night, Marc Jacobs brought NYFW to a close with, by unanimous response, the week’s most epic ‘fashion’ moment. Jacobs’ FW18 collection, very much inspired by 1980s haute couture, is an exaggerated, grandiose celebration of the relationship between structural shape and magnificent color.

In a bold gesture, Marc Jacobs confidently strays from all current trends and instead immerses his brand into the realm of fortissimo high-fashion. Broad, saturated top coats consume each model concealing any existence of figure, focally bringing to life the dramatic structure and detailing of each coat. Jacobs’ uses over the top gathering and draping at a high waistline, acting as a belt or cumber bun, as well as neck flourishes, adding major flair to each ensemble. Each piece in this collection, whether an elegant gown or wool trousers, have an apparent heaviness that is styled perfectly so that every layered design peers through just as colorfully as the previous.

In a time where uncertainty is certainly present in conversations surrounding the production and consumption of fashion, Jacobs’ is confidently placing creative expression as priority above capital discussions. Within the overarching trajectory of Marc Jacobs’ career and legacy, being considered the black sheep of NYFW is a title the designer has always proudly embraced; throwing to the wind his need for trends and concentratedly focusing on his craft as a designer. Bravo, Mr. Jacobs!

Click through the slideshow below to see Marc Jacobs’ FW18 collection.

Credits: Images courtesy of Vogue Runway

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