Ready to Wear fashion designs are some of the most anticipated lines every season because they are what fashion editors, and major clothing buyers will be able to have complete access to. The average person on the street will be purchasing these items for their own use, and picking and choosing which designer is offering the most consumer-friendly lines for that season becomes the challenge.
In the Marc Jacobs Autumn Winter 2015 Collection there was a lot to be excited about. Colors were kept dark, basic and simple. Brown, beige and gray dominated the catwalk. Hair styles were somewhat severe, with tight up-swept buns, lacking any flounce, wispy strands or curls. Even the makeup was kept to a swipe of dark red or burgundy lipstick and a basic layer of dark eye shadow covering from lid to brow.
This Fashion Show was about texture and attitude. Whether it was the gauzy sheer black dress, worn sans bra and beautifully embellished or the leather elbow-length gloves seen on numerous models, texture abounded. This Autumn Winter collection offers a lot of options, but it is not just a flirty, sparkling collection for holiday gatherings.
Everything, from the dourness of the models makeup and expressions to the tone of the music mirrored the dark coldness that can be found in fall and winter. This was not a depressive darkness, but one that is anticipating the gritty reality, and providing the wardrobe a powerful woman will need to meet it.
There were many touches that seemed fitting for the stern, dominant woman. Tall black leather boots, leather trim on casual and career ensembles and long leather straps were worn on waists, necks and wrists as accessories.
Black, plum and gold were seen individually and together, and solids were worn alone and paired with stripes, plaids and checks. Multiple patterns and colors were meshed together to create ensembles while hemlines were wherever the wearer wanted them to be. The evening wear offered some feminine touches and shimmering pieces, but still remained powerful in its design. This is definitely a collection for a woman who is in charge and not afraid of letting the world know.
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