Sometimes what you need is a little escapism and, luckily, Marc Jacobs understood the assignment.
After taking some time away from the catwalk, last putting on a show in February 2020, the designer returned for AW21 with a tongue-in-cheek offering playing with maximal shapes, puffa jackets (and hats), Mary-Jane platforms and monogram patterns.
The vision for this era of Marc Jacobs is a blow-up, multicoloured world brimming with joy, with the show notes describing; “the journey back to doing what we love most, in the wake of immeasurable loss, loneliness, fear, anxiety and uncertainty.”
With a physical show in New York’s Public Library, the collection was modelled by the likes of Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam and Kaia Gerber, seeing the cast of models sashay amid the book stacks while wearing OTT fur scarfs and ginormous, spangled dresses.
The show’s expansive vision and tenacious spirit come as a necessary reminder that, as the world opens up, adventures are out there for the taking once more — not just confined to the pages of the books that have kept us warm throughout lockdown.