They say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But for fashion’s rebellious wunderkind Marc Jacobs, rules are indeed meant to be broken, as seen at his Autumn/Winter ’19 show. Staged at the vast Park Avenue Armory in New York, the designer brought new meaning to self-reflection. Case in point: a mirrored runway that stood out against the set’s pitch-black and minimalist interior, hauntingly illuminating the models as they glided past. No need for theatrics here, as there was brilliant logic in this: an invitation to explore the dialogue between intimacy and distance, while refracting each of the designer’s elaborate concoctions in a new light.
Indeed, Marc Jacobs has been doing a lot of self-reflection lately. Consider his Pre-Autumn ’19 collection, which riffed off his highly controversial-slash highly seminal Spring/Summer ’93 collection for Perry Ellis. At a time when glamour was at a high, Jacobs marched to the beat of his own drum, sending out supers like Christy Turlington and Kate Moss in Doc Marten boots and grunged-up slips, resulting in his dismissal from the Seventh Avenue brand. He said in a recent interview, “The Grunge collection epitomised the first time in my professional career I was unwavering in my determination to see my vision come to life o