Marc Jacobs showcased his Spring Summer 2017 My Twisted Reality womenswear collection at Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan, closing this season’s New York Fashion Week. For bright and colorful SS17 collection, Marc collaborated with British artist and illustrator Julie Verhoeven, who created modern cartoon imagery used in landscape patch-working across all product categories. As always, Jacobs runway was filled with supermodels such as Adriana Lima, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Irina Shayk, Jamie Bochert, Jourdan Dunn, Julia Nobis, Karlie Kloss, Sara Sampaio, and the IT girls like Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid to name a few. In charge of styling was Katie Grand, with beauty work from hair stylist Guido Palau and makeup artist Francois Nars. Set design is work of Stefan Beckman, with casting direction from Anita Bitton.
“The collection, Marc’s interpretation of “twisted street wear,”features a wide range of looks built around a rising hemline. Denim is key, shown in bright colors with a velvety flocked and shiny satin effect. Cotton twill provides the base for camouflage printed military jackets and slim cargo pants. A silver leather motor jacket with fox fur sleeves, belted hot pink suede trench, rainbow washed sequin coat with mink collar, and a patch-worked suede ¾length coat round out a bold lightweight outwear offering. Mini dresses in embroidered sheer lace, iridescent sequins and metallic zebra prints and ruffled miniskirts show off playful embellished thigh-high socks. Hot pants in satin denim further emphasize the short silhouette, paired with strong shouldered embellished jackets. Artist Julie Verhoeven’s graphic illustrations cover a satin denim jacket via python and suede appliques as well as striped cashmere sweatshirts. Featuring modern iconography including hairdryers, electrical outlets, castles, frog, lips, rainbow colored teeth and a skyline of New York, the Marc Jacobs x Julie Verhoeven python shoulder bags, cotton twill backpacks and leather messenger bags perfectly compliment the feminine ready-to-wear. Exaggerated platforms provide the perfect pedestal once again, this time in colorful patch-worked thigh highs, trompe l’oeil athletic-sock boots and velvet sandals with metallic embroidery detail.” – Marc Jacobs
Models: Abby Hendershot, Adriana Lima, Alice Metza, Bella Hadid, Binx Walton, Cheyenne Keuben, Dasha Khlystun, Dilia Martins, Elizabeth Moore, Ella Zadavysvichka, Ellen Rosa, Estella Boersma, Faretta , Gigi Hadid, Grace Hartzel, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Irina Shayk, Issa Lish, Jamie Bochert, Jessie Bloemendaal, Jourdan Dunn, Julia Nobis, Karlie Kloss, Karly Loyce, Kendall Jenner, Kiki Willems, Langley Fox, Lexi Boling, Liany Gomez, Lili Sumner, Lululeika Ravn Liep, Luping Wang, Marjan Jonkman, Mica Arganaraz, Michi Delane, Ondria Hardin, Riley Montana, Rina Fukushi, Ros Georgiou, Sara Sampaio, Sora Choi, Stella Maxwell, Taylor Hill, Teddy Quinlivan, Veronika Vilim, Vittoria Ceretti, Willy Morsch, Yasmin Wijnaldum
IMAGES COURTESY OF MARC JACOBS