In its first standalone presentation, the men’s Marc by Marc Jacobs line took a dramatic turn away from its romantic vintage-y aesthetic and into the land of action sports, showcasing a collection based on BMX and motocross with strong ninja influences. (The women’s show on Tuesday is expected to have a similar message.)
A plaid kimono-inspired jacket was shown with voluminous skater shorts, while strong graphic elements were also evident in silk bombers with allover motocross prints and Japanese tiger claw motifs worked on T-shirts and long-sleeve shirts. Oversize down puffer jackets with a shiny coating added a chic touch.
This new attitude and separate show format made for exciting new territory for the Marc by Marc Jacobs man.