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  • Review: Marc Jacobs SS15 via Style.com

    Sep 11, 2014

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    Review: Marc Jacobs SS15 via Style.com

    By Nicole Phelps

    For a while now people have been saying that the traditional runway show needs a rethink, and yet the calendar just keeps getting more crowded. Leave it to Marc Jacobs to give a new twist to an old form. In a New York fashion week first, Jacobs partnered with Beats by Dre, who provided headphones for every guest. Without them you couldn't hear the vocal narrative that record producer Steve Mackey (the husband of Jacobs' stylist, Katie Grand) conceived with the designer to accompany the show. "The idea was to put everybody in their own world," Jacobs said backstage of the immersive experience. "It's what you make of it." As for the narrative itself, apparently the idea came from a 1976 short film by John Smith called The Girl Chewing Gum. Google it.
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  • Review: Marc Jacobs SS15 via Vogue

    Sep 11, 2014

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    Review: Marc Jacobs SS15 via Vogue

    By Hamish Bowles

    Truth be told, I’m still feeling a little trippy after the Marc Jacobs Experience, otherwise known as his spring 2015 show. There we were, in the Uptown Park Avenue Armory, in the cavernous Drill Hall, recently transformed into the moody moors of Cawdor for Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh’s visceral production of Macbeth, and into an austere backdrop for Robert Wilson’s staging of Marina Abramović’s “funeral” (The Life and Death of Marina Abramović, happily starring the very much alive durational artist).
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  • Review: Marc Jacobs SS15 via WWD

    Sep 11, 2014

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    Review: Marc Jacobs SS15 via WWD

    The house was bubble-gum pink. The narration heard through Dr. Dre headphones was based on a 1976 short film, “The Girl Chewing Gum.” Coincidence? Most likely. In describing the gigantic three-wing house he commissioned as the centerpiece of his spring collection, Marc Jacobs likened the facade’s hue to Pepto-Bismol.
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  • Review: Marc Jacobs SS15 via i-D

    Sep 11, 2014

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    Review: Marc Jacobs SS15 via i-D

    Editors scurried to their seats at last night’s Marc Jacobs show at six on the nose, their heels crunching across the hot pink gravel surrounding a massive pink cartoon house. Anticipation was high for Marc’s first spring/summer show since leaving Vuitton to concentrate on his own line, and the individual Beats by Dre headphones at each seat added to the buzz.
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  • Review: Marc by Marc Jacobs SS15 via Vogue

    Sep 10, 2014

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    Review: Marc by Marc Jacobs SS15 via Vogue

    By Emma Elwick-Bates

    “Who loves, raves,” declared Lord Byron in his poem “Grotto of Egeria.” Fast forward to 2014—in a blacked-out Pier 94, with hypnotic lasers and pounding beats—and we’re raving again. In the house of MBMJ.

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  • Review: Marc by Marc Jacobs SS15 via WWD

    Sep 10, 2014

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    Review: Marc by Marc Jacobs SS15 via WWD

    Energy — the driving force of the planet, whether it unites, divides, uplifts or negates. In a matter of three seasons, Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley have infused Marc by Marc Jacobs with the kind of charge that people seek out. Young, fierce and intense, the powerful attitude established for fall gained momentum for spring. It pulsed from the set, a triangular light installation in the vast dark openness of Pier 94, which shook with hard-core bass.
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  • Backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs SS15 via WWD

    Sep 10, 2014

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    Backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs SS15 via WWD

    An Eighties English Rave Backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs
    By Jayme Cyk

    The Eighties English rave scene was the theme of Marc by Marc Jacobs’ collection. To coordinate with the clothes, Diane Kendal, working with Marc Jacobs Beauty, created glowing skin to capture the femininity and youthfulness of the era. “[It’s a time] when kids would go and have a really good time dancing,” explained Kendal. “It’s about keeping them really fresh and beautiful.” She began by evening out the skin tone with Genius Gel Supercharged Foundation and Perfection Powder. Then, she used Twinkle Pop Eye Stick in Honey Bunny to add a glistening effect to the eyelids and filled in the brows with Brow Tamer Grooming Gel. For a healthy glow, Kendal applied Lip Lock Moisture Balm to the cheekbones. Finally, she topped the lips with Lovemarc Lip Gel in Moody Margot.

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  • Review: Marc by Marc Jacobs SS15 via Vogue UK

    Sep 10, 2014

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    Review: Marc by Marc Jacobs SS15 via Vogue UK

    By Sarah Harris

    Let there be house… I am the creator and this is my house, and in my house there is only house music... once you went to my house it then becomes our house, and our house music… boomed Rhythm Controll's "My House" into Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley’s show space this afternoon. Since taking over the helm of Marc by Marc Jacobs no one seems to be in dispute of who this house belongs to; these two Londoners are a great fit.
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  • Review: Marc by Marc Jacobs SS15 via Style.com

    Sep 10, 2014

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    Review: Marc by Marc Jacobs SS15 via Style.com

    By Tim Blanks

    Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier, currently entrusted by Marc Jacobs with the stewardship of the collection popularly known as Marc by Marc but more conveniently tagged MBMJ (brevity being the soul of wit), were shaped in the crucible of English rave culture. The optimism, the idealism, the sense of community that were fostered in those heady days tend to linger. Guido twisted the models' hair into topknots like Björk's, when she was violently happy on the back of a flatbed truck. So it made perfect sense that Bartley labeled the duo's sophomore collection for MBMJ "hard-core idealism." And once soundtrackist Steve Mackey kicked things off with the tent-show testifying of Rhythm Controll's "My House," it was even easier to see why.
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  • Review: Marc by Marc Jacobs SS15 via The Independent

    Sep 10, 2014

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    Review: Marc by Marc Jacobs SS15 via The Independent

    By Alexander Fury

    If there has been something of a singular voice to the New York spring/summer 2015 collections thus far - sports stuff, pastel colours, the bra top and trouser combo from a 2013 Balenciaga collection (we’ve seen that look everywhere) - there are still a few rebels in the pack, whose resolute refusal to conform to expectations manage to give the week a buzz.
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