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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Elegance AND Comfort?

Back-to-basics (or should I say A Call to the Past) was certainly a pattern on many runways this fall. The Marc Jacobs fall collection, also, seemed to embody the past. However there was also an air of mystery and romance; the soft, muted colors of the clothes suggested a simple yet timelessly, classic era. Long skirts and maxi dresses floated down the runway one after another, elegance and comfort both suggested in the clothing....

The elegance mixed with the simplicity and practicality left the audience in awe. A long evening dress made with jersey, cozy socks stuffed into satin slippers, a glittering cardigan paired with a tweed skirt, a fairy-like dress worn with a sweater vest, and a sweater hastily thrown over a shimmering dress brought the elegance back down to earth. I could almost here them saying, "let's practicalize this and add some grunge to that." Afterall, we can't always go around in our most impractical outfits! It can be difficult to let go of our sky-high heels, and remember the past. But sometimes we all need a breather from impracticality... and the Marc Jacobs collection was just that, it brought back the past and with it, a sigh of relief.


What do you guys think of the new grungy elegance and comfort?

8 comments:

style-haus said...

i actually dig the mix of elegance with casual ease. when done right, i think it can look amazing & chic. love the sequin cardigan w/the skirt!

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Rheanne said...

i love anything maxi! maxi skirts or maxi dresses ♥

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^^
Love, xx

Diana said...

i really like grunge looks these are really chic and updated - i think i'll be incorporating some of these trends in my wardrobe come fall :)

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Jade "Purple" Brown said...

marc jacobs always reinvents the grunge look so well!

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MadeMoiselleTrenDy said...

Love Marc Jacobs !! What a nice collection for fall, I especially like the second set of looks with the sequin cardigan :-)

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Anonymous said...

i love this collection!!!! The shimmery cardigan and clutch take on a completely different way of displaying the grunge of slouchy socks with tweed skirts.

Willa said...

It's always reassuring when designers understand what normal people would actually wear... love it!

Anonymous said...

wow, you wrote this entry so eloquently. you know so much about what you are writing! thank you for taking the time to write such a beautifully sounding post!!