Marc Jacobs brought back 1970s glamour at his spring 11 catwalk show in New York yesterday, showcasinh thigh-skimming dresses teamed with wide-brim hats in a delectable sunset palette.
Wraths of burnt orange, terracotta and aubergine-coloured sheer fabrics wrapped around models as strapless and halterneck maxi dresses, which were cut to the hip with cummerbund style waists. Tailored silk suits and wide-legged all-in-ones came in an equally vivacious palette, continuing the trend seen at Tommy Hilfiger and Carolina Herrera earlier in the week.
Felt wool A-line coats with bell sleeves were teamed with calf-length trousers. Peasant tops and gypsy skirts were adorned with oversize corsages fastened on the waist while knitwear also followed the 1970s theme with horizontal stripe patterns and retro graphic prints.
In contrast to Marc Jacob’s overt glamour, Donna Karan’s collection was more sensual, focusing on sandy tones making for a neutral palette with only one hint at a print.
Bias cut dresses featured plunging or wide-neck asymmetric necklines that fell delicately off the shoulder. Silk slip dresses had spaghetti straps and ruffled necklines to tie in with crumpled-effect jackets that featured throughout, along with crinkled trousers that stopped just above the ankle.
Hemlines were long with calf-length draped dresses occasionally slit to the thigh. Loose-fit trousers skimmed the body with a filmy quality and fabric belts sat freely on the waist.