MARC JACOBS — A Piece of Paradise

An explosion of retro goodness, Marc Jacobs Resort 2017 collection was a nostalgic nod towards the ‘80s. From pop culture-inspired motifs to loud mixed graphic prints, the runway painted quite a picture with its burst of bright neon colors. 


The base color palette of black and white was all amped up with fluorescent pinks and blues, an eccentric twist on the average Resort collection color scheme. The bold animal prints (zebra stripes mixed with leopard spots) found throughout the range were also patched together with geometric stripes and racing checks. As the models hit the runway with their hair tightly crimped and eyes darkly outlined, the whole Resort collection was a blend of zest and irreverence, separating itself from other American fashion labels.


The eighties kitsch featured acid washed denim jackets, leather coats, holographic and metallic fabrications, which all complemented two of Marc Jacobs’s classic elements—heavy embellishment and embroidery—exceptionally well. 

Apart from the iconic sweatshirts featuring a sequin MTV logo, we also witnessed military-inspired coats paired with ‘Paradise’ themed details, including rainbows, flamingos, stars and palm trees in both pave charms and patches. Additionally, sheer tulle A-line skirts were presented in vibrant pink and yellow patchwork as well as a white corseted cocktail dress embroidered with sequin tropical flowers and bows.

Words by E.V. Leong