Marc Jacobs is pretty good at subverting expectations, but he might have outdone himself with the Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 show. He lead everyone into a cavernous (and sweltering) beach scene, and then instead of showing the deconstructed swimwear the scene seemed to imply, we got tapestry, tassels and high-neck lace dresses. The only thing the runway was missing was a Victorian-style, full-coverage swimsuit. Maybe next year.
With the intricate, heavy, surprising feel of the clothes, accessories naturally took a backseat to everything else going on. The bags, mostly long-strapped shoulder bags, were flargely ashioned out of the same textiles as the clothes, right down to the drapery-reminiscent tasseled trim. There were also a couple of crocodile options, which is fairly new territory for Jacobs’ eponymous brand. Surely, though, he’s had plenty of experience with the exotic material at his other gig – Louis Vuitton.
Below, check out our photos from inside the show.