NEW YORK, N.Y. - Marc by Marc Jacobs, the designer's more moderately priced line, threw a seizure-inducing rave Tuesday complete with multicolored light show and T-shirts declaring a "New World System."
The line is steered by Brits Katie Hillier, the creative director, and Luella Bartley, who heads design. For spring this New York Fashion Week, they went for teased 1980s punk hair and black latex leggings, along with supple plastic jackets and other pieces with blue polka dots fit for the average grunge fashionista.
And they pieced together patchworks of solids on one side of garments with mixed layers of pleats on the other in solid yellow topped by dark dots. It came in dresses and other looks.
Some outfits were in a slippery nylon for the brand skewing younger than the designer's primary Marc Jacobs line. Itsy bitsy bralettes were worn over cropped shirts.
For the rest of us, there were hooded coats and flight jackets in solid beiges and whites. One trenchcoat in white could be worn every day.
That last part wasn't so true for a backless army-style top in black paired with black ninja trousers.
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