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Marc Jacobs presented his women’s ready-to-wear collection for Fall/Winter 2020 in New York with a show where chaos, structure, restraint and bold character came together with chic beauty.
New York, a city of extremes and contrasts, has always been a boundless source of inspiration for Marc Jacobs and an integral part of the designer’s creative ethos. For his Fall/Winter 2020 women’s ready-to-wear show during New York Fashion Week on February 12th, Marc Jacobs paid a sparkling tribute to New York City.
In contrast with the previous season’s show, with its bright colors and unbridled free spirit, Marc Jacobs’ Fall/Winter 2020 collection emphasized restraint, quality of fabrics, make and proportions, proclaiming a timeless simplicity.
Still, the Marc Jacobs woman is certainly not everywoman, affirming her individuality, like singer Miley Cyrus, who strode the catwalk with determination, trailing a zebra print coat. There were discreet fitted black and white dresses, joined by yellow and bright pink jackets.
Contrast and variety figured at the heart of the show, embodied by staging created in collaboration with choreographer and dancer Karole Armitage. The staid procession of the models was accompanied by the abrupt, even brutal gestures of the dance troop. Chaos and structure flowed together in amazing harmony, just like daily life in New York.
In his collaboration with Karole Armitage, Marc Jacobs brought the cultural influences of today into conversation with a past New York that he continues to honor with each new season.