NEW YORK (AP) -- Marc Jacobs has lots of cheerleaders in the fashion world. But in his Spring/Summer 2014 Marc by Marc Jacobs collection, he put some on the runway, too.
At least, that was the feel of some of his clothes for Marc by Marc Jacobs, the designer's more moderately priced line, and one he has lots of fun with.
Shiny short satin dresses, rompers and jumpsuits for the girls, and satin football-style jackets for the guys, in bright reds and pinks, made it seem like these kids were headed to a hipster pep rally right after Tuesday afternoon's runway show. Especially peppy: a deep red satin short suit, paired with a white tank and white sneakers, or a bright pink flame-motif crepe dress over a long white T-shirt, or a pink satin jumpsuit, with those same white sneakers.
Displaying his wares in a vast riverfront space on a pier along the Hudson River, great for accommodating crowds but less than comfortable on an especially steamy day, Jacobs also had fun with tuxedos. A blue tux jacket was paired with tuxedo pants in the same color, but these were funky short tuxedo pants, and they were paired, like all the outfits, with sneakers -- some low-tops here, and high-tops elsewhere. Great for the prom, preferably a fashionable one.
In all, the looks here were very, very shiny -- not too much for those with more subtle tastes -- and several pieces left one wondering where they could be worn, like those bold, body-covering jumpsuits. On the other hand, there were some dark, stylish suits, and lots of loose and slouchy pants for both genders, in cotton twill for example. They seemed perfect for a hot day in the city -- especially paired with Jacobs' sneakers, ideal for trudging back and forth between runway shows. And here was one fashion show where you didn't have to worry about those models tripping on their stilettos.