Marc Jacobs Resort 17

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The Marc Jacobs Resort 17 mini-show proved a highlight of the recent cruise collections, channelling 1980’s kitsch in a irreverent collection bursting with nostalgic pop-culture references.

Models walked to a Duran Duran soundtrack, showcasing a contemporary take on retro glamour – mixing 1980’s prom dresses, vibrant neons and sequins with petticoats and military khaki.

  • Prairie dresses with oversized puffed sleeves and belted waists.
  • Full petticoats adding volume to skirts.
  • Bow and necktie detailing.

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  • Oversized, slouchy jumpers with zip fronts.
  • Metallic gold biker jackets with fur shoulders detail.
  • 1980’s double denim in retro acid washes.

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  • Retro MTV logo sweatshirts – tipped to be the most coveted and best-selling piece of the collection.
  • Neon strobe prints and vibrant leopard updates the bomber jacket.

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  • Patchwork prints on dresses – clashing zebra, leopard and tropical toucans.
  • Military jackets in khaki and camouflage covered in patches and badges.

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  • Clashing prints were key – patchworks of animal skins, racing checks, and head-to-toe zebra.
  • Round toed boots in metallic and patent leathers.

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  • Monochrome – Beetlejuice stripes, faux fur coats, sequined jackets in zebra print with clashing checks.
  • Playful applique detailing.
  • Sheer spotty tights worn with cowboy boots and pumps.

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  • Models sported frizzy crimped hair and thick black liner.
  • Accessories were key – slouchy boots inleopard, zebra and python, retro sneakers, cowboy boots, waist belts, neckties and Madonna-esque lace gloves.
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(Images courtesy of marcjacobs.com)

USP: Marc Jacobs took the 1980’s revival trend and ran with it – showcasing a fun and energetic collection, packed with kitsch references and hero pieces.