Marc Jacobs referenced everything from a young Elvis Presley to Dust Bowl-era workwear for spring, yielding a quirky and diverse collection loaded with personality.
In line with the brand’s “weird luxury” mantra, collegiate and dinner jackets came in meaty linen; roomy cargo shorts in pin-striped wools. Meshlike knits were rendered in silk and were cool to the touch. Shawl lapels on jackets and flashy fabrics heightened the retro Las Vegas mood.
While many Italian designers are only now getting in on the streetwear trend, Jacobs has been there for years, thanks to a long collaboration with Brooklyn graffiti artist Bast, who left his mark on the Staff International showroom walls — along with Hawaiian shirts and hand-painted sneakers in the collection.