The man in focus for this Designer Day is the amazing Marc Jacobs – probably my first favorite designer. Marc Jacobs is head designer for Marc Jacobs (doy), a brand which saw the light of day in 1986, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and also creative director for Louis Vuitton.
The designer has said himself that “My clothes are not hot. Never. Never.” Mr. Jacobs, respectfully, I beg to differ.
Typically, Marc Jacobs receives a lot of critique from other designers after his fashion shows, but by the next showing it turns out that his critiques have let themselves be inspired by him. This happened both after the showing of his fall collection of 2005 and of 2006. Maybe Mr. Jacobs is just so genius that it takes the other designers some time to stop wallowing in their fears of being too extreme and to absorb and appreciate his brilliance instead.
After this fall’s New York fashion week, Cathy Horyn of the New York Times, called Marc Jacobs’ spring collection a warm recollection of the 1970s, and he brought on heavy, bright colors like red, orange and burgundy, knit, zig zag patterns, gold, glitter and luckily, wider pants! We at Vili Flik are so, so, so, so sick of slim fitted jeans – we want baggy back! And Marc Jacobs, like Santa Claus only with way better style and way cooler gifts, seems to have read our wish lists, and given us hope for the coming year. Thank you, Mr. Jacobs. (Die, skinny jeans, die!)
You can look at the amazingness for spring 2011 at Marc Jacobs. I know I will.