Earlier this year on the Fall/Winter 2018 runways, Marc Jacobs made a bold display of what the 80’s means to the 21st century.
Models brought the house’s inspiration – 80’s fashion illustrations – to life with broad-shouldered coats, bold colours and huge flourishes around their necks. Unlike most takes on nostalgic trends, Marc Jacobs didn’t seek to modernise the past but make it larger than life with supersized silhouettes and details.
So join us as we dive headfirst into this iconic era, and walk you through the best and boldest looks from the Marc Jacobs Fall 2018 Collection.
Coats & Tops
Bold colours such as fuschia and teal are a running theme in this collection, and we love it as a break away from the usual autumn hues we see this season! We’re totally digging the shawl wool coat in teal, that manages to incorporate slouchy silhouettes and sharp sleek lines all into one fall staple.
A sweatshirt is a staple in everyone’s wardrobe, and this Marc Jacobs Fall 2018 addition adds the perfect pop of colour to your sweats with bright patchwork. Pair these with the Metallic Logo Dart Sock Sneakers for a trendy and comfortable airport look you can hit the streets in as well.
Fabulously feminine, this polka-dot shirt is nothing but flattering with its exaggerated collar and flared cuffs. Channel a smart casual look that oozes modern Parisian vibes by wearing a high-waisted maxi skirt and black stilettos. Highlight the collars by bringing your hair into a low ponytail, and pop on a bold red lipstick!
This fitted denim-on-denim set dives deep into the western trend that’s everywhere this season! Embellished with little jewels for a little glimmer, the jacket and pants feature top-stitching that exudes an extra utilitarian feels. Go all out western and wear this set with your locks down and a pair of cowboy boots.
Tartans and checks have been a mainstay this year, and this 100% wool dress is the way to go when planning your party outfits. It’s form fitting to flatter your figure, has a stunning contrast sleeve with stones embellished along the chest. We love how this dress accentuates the shoulders, hinting that quintessential 80’s vibe while remaining subtle and sexy.
If polka dots or checks aren’t your jam, try a different print – this abstract diamond-print dress is all about the subtle details. Whether it’s the gathered neck, the slightly flared cuffs or the fitted waistline, the silky smooth dress will help you bring your A-game to the next fancy dress occasion. We also can’t resist the bright yellow box bag, which lends the outfit the pop of colour it needs!
The Marc Jacobs Fall 2018 Collection came with a slew of double J bags that we’re absolutely loving. From box bags, tote bags or camera bags, the sleek styles get a bold boost from the bold colours and chunky gold detailing that’s reminiscent of the 80’s era.
The bold pink hue of the double J Marc Jacobs Fall 2018 Collection brings a trendy flourish to the Snapshot Small Camera Bag – so if you’re thinking of a subtle way to double up on fall’s trends, layer on this bold bag with a printed dress, or a western outfit!
The 80’s illustration inspiration carried on to footwear as Marc Jacobs presented pointed oxford shoes for his fall collection, but there were a few nods to the athleisure trend that stood out and called to us. The sports sandal for example, with its contrasting sandal and sock print, strays away from your usual check, or polka dotted print and features a geometric one!
We love that Marc Jacobs is bringing 80’s back to life in a form true to the era. From the broad and sharp shoulders to the flared cuffs and bold colours, we’re in love with every detail of this collection. Which are your favourites? Let us know in the comments below!
Lots of love,