Marc Jacobs merged bold colour with "exotic sportswear" silhouettes for spring/summer 2018. The fashion designer unveiled his latest line, titled Somewhere, at the Park Avenue Armory on Wednesday night as part of New York Fashion Week, with A-listers including Nicki Minaj, Emily Ratajkowski, Dianna Agron and Cindy Crawford all perched on the front row.
Steering away from the disco and urban themes of his last two collections, Jacobs took inspiration from his travels for the range, as evident in the use of rainbow colours, waterproof outwear and flowing caftans.
"During the last few months while friends vacationed, we took a holiday in our heads and went somewhere - twisting fantasy into reality through exaggerated, decadent and exotic sportswear silhouettes," he said in the show notes. "This collection is the reimagining of seasons past somewhere beyond the urban landscape of New York City."
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The show opened with a model wearing an oversized bright orange suit which was matched with a peach shirt, champagne-hued silk headwrap and bright pink fanny pack tied around the waist. A procession of similarly baggy suits followed, in candy pink or burnt orange. Merging a myriad of fashion references, another model wore a glittery blue gown underneath a yellow raincoat, which was accessorised with a fluffy sea-blue jumper, blue Sophia Loren-inspired headwrap and a blue and yellow fanny pack. Kendall Jenner strutted her stuff on the runway in a sheer black and yellow striped top paired with trousers printed with flowers, while Gigi Hadid stunned in a large blue skirt and blazer worn with a pale blue shirt, bejewelled flip flops and a dramatic brown headscarf featuring a sparkly flower brooch.
Jacobs also included his take on the classic safari suit and '60s-style caftans, ramping up the glamour with a parade of sequinned gowns with chevron patterns.
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Model of the moment Kaia Gerber closed the show, in front of her proud model mother Cindy, walking the runway in a beaded canary yellow gown which was complemented with a black headwrap and full-length gloves.