INSPIRATION: An overflow of '70s-era funkiness (taken from Marc Jacobs' eponymous show) and mixed nautical elements
TOP LOOKS: Cream-color multistripe dress; disco-era jumpsuits in gray, parachute-style, and slouchier color-blocked versions; flower minidress in "Barbie pink"; boldly striped dresses, top, and full skirts, paired with neutral pieces like khaki button-down shirts and navy sailor sweaters; gauzy white halter dress with pink and blue embroidered dots
ACCESSORIES: Stacks and stacks of bangles; large oversize sunnies; wedges in the form of platform sneakers and patent wicker; colorful cross-body bags and carryalls
WHO WAS THERE: Retailers, editors galore, no celebs
WHAT WE THOUGHT: In case you didn't get enough of the '70s-era designs that Marc Jacobs showed at his namesake collection, his subsidiary line's spring edition was more youthful and just as delightful. With more than 60 looks marching down the runway, a summery something appeared for the disco diva in all of us.
Sundresses, flowing and cut at the knee or ankle, came with thick nautical stripes in funky colors; jumpsuits abounded in various forms (our favorite being the parachute version worn by Karlie Kloss); and flouncier frocks were subtly embroidered with pink and blue dots. Easy-peasy short-sleeve day dresses in shades of bright yellow and orange could light up any room.
Given the custom for summer, accessories played a major role and practically each look featured a stack of bangles angled up the arm. Meanwhile, bathing suits worn as hot pants, and paired with button-down shirts and slouchy sweaters, evoked a certain Lauren Hutton-esque nostalgia. If only summer didn't come but once a year.
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