There was something so fiercely ninja-pop-militant about the presentation that girl power was the irresistible takeaway. In the recent past, MBMJ's shows have been a neutral parade of girls and boys in vintage-inflected schmatta. We all know girls rule the world, and, minus the draggy testosterone, the collection finally took fierce flight. All the BMX lingo on the clothes—Revolution! Bunny Hop! Twisted! Uprising! —functioned as a goofy manifesto.
The first look - a soldier in Marc's fashion army—was accessorized with pigtails and a single tear streaking the model's cheek. Instantly defiant/romantic, it set the tone for the rest of the show. If some outfits looked Bolshevik apparatchik, others had the knife-pleated, crinolined flair of a Dickens chick, wrapped in a bow. Urchin girls! The poignancy of such creatures gave MBMJ an edgy new life. So did the solid-soled trainers. Attitude starts from the ground up. And this collection had attitude in fabulous spades.
VIP Launch Party - October 2014
Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ground Floor, Bonifacio Central Square Mall, Bonifacio High Street
Global City, Taguig Philippines