Marc Jacobs Spring 2014
Leave it to Marc Jacobs to end New York Fashion Week on an utterly dramatic note. His Spring 2014 collection was the ultimate in fantasy, with models striding with a sense of panicked purpose on runways covered in glittering black sand amid the wreckage of a party ship (note the cigarette butts in the sand). Imagine if a group of surfers landed on a desert island and discovered trunks of Victorian gowns and made amazing amalgams. Tasseled sweatshirts over see-through sequined gowns paired with sparkling moccasin booties segued into lantern sleeve gowns with Marc's take on Tevas. It was a moment of embellishment on adornment — did Marc Jacobs just signal the end of minimalism?