Tuesday, 19 June 2012

STYLE@LXG: Marc Jacobs Skater Style

If there's a menswear trend this year that's worth taking seriously, its got to be the straight-line, skater-dude, laid-back attitude that dominates the MARC BY MARC JACOBS Fall Collection.

Youth-driven, accessible and plenty to love about, Marc Jacobs' menswear line is every bit the designer collection - produced in Italy, full of specially developed fabrics and hand-finished details, and price tags to match - but its attitude is exactly the opposite.

The label calls this approach "weird luxury." Jacobs and his team drew their inspiration this season from the unlikely marriage of nineties skaters and Istanbul.

The former provided the technical details, like reflective sheens on track pants and bags, and the vintage-seeming, often slightly militaristic shtick (many pieces on first viewing, look like they came straight from the army surplus store); the latter, the scorched-earth palette of mustard brown, khaki, and terra-cotta red.

And for once, we could actually see most of these styles and combinations translating relatively easily from the catwalk to the sidewalk.

JSM

Marc By Marc Jacobs, 
01-11 Mandarin Gallery, tel: +65 6304 1376; 
02-09 Takashimaya Shopping Centre, tel: +65 6304 1375; 
Level 2 Isetan Scotts, tel: +65 6304 1393.
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