It seems spring 2017 sees a bright, colorful response to the gothic Fall 2016 show of Marc Jacobs. The collection, Marc’s interpretation of “twisted street wear,”features a wide range of looks built around a rising hemline. Denim is key, shown in bright colors with a velvety flocked and shiny satin effect. Cotton twill provides the base for camouflage printed military jackets and slim cargo pants.
A silver leather motor jacket with fox fur sleeves, belted hot pink suede trench, rainbow washed sequin coat with mink collar, and a patch-worked suede ¾length coat round out a bold lightweight outwear offering. Mini dresses in embroidered sheer lace, iridescent sequins and metallic zebra prints and ruffled miniskirts show off playful embellished thigh-high socks. Hot pants in satin denim further emphasize the short silhouette, paired with strong shouldered embellished jackets.
Artist Julie Verhoeven’s graphic illustrations cover a satin denim jacket via python and suede appliques as well as striped cashmere sweatshirts. Featuring modern iconography including hairdryers, electrical outlets, castles, frog, lips, rainbow colored teeth and a skyline of New York, the Marc Jacobs x Julie Verhoeven python shoulder bags, cotton twill backpacks and leather messenger bags perfectly compliment the feminine ready-to-wear. Exaggerated platforms provide the perfect pedestal once again, this time in colorful patch-worked thigh highs, trompe l’oeil athletic-sock boots and velvet sandals with metallic embroidery detail.
“We collaborated with Julie Verhoeven and created all of these great patchworks and embroideries on the shoes and bags. Hairdryers, castles, rabbits, lips, rainbow colored teeth and a skyline for New York. Pieces of it are everywhere!”
Julie Verhoeven is a British artist and illustrator known for her whimsical designs, heavy with pop culture references. Collaborating with Marc Jacobs for the Spring 2017 collection, Verhoeven created modern cartoon imagery used in landscape patch-working across all product categories.