Marc Jacobs Creates a Dystopian Present for FW22
The designer continues his vision from his SS22 collection.
Waiting for the opportunity to put on a true fashion show, designer Marc Jacobs takes inspiration from our dystopian new normal, presenting an array of artfully torn fabrics paired with sculptural and airy puffers for the label’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection. As a self-identified showman, Jacobs rejects the digital-physical hybrid productions his peers have flocked to. In an interview with i-D, the American designer stood his creative ground, stating, “We were like, ‘we’re not showing until we can do a show the way we show, but then, this time, me and Joseph [Carter, from his design team] and Alastair [McKimm, Marc’s collaborator] decided that we were going to make some clothes and we were going to photograph them.”
Grounded in a black and white color palette, Jacobs’ FW22 range features provocative shredded maxi dresses, as well as oversized and exaggerated puffer vests for his continuation of last season’s collection. Seemingly inspired by the collective mandate to remain indoors, all-encompassing quilted, blanket-like outerwear serves as the line’s unifying silhouette, while chainmail tops and cut-outs accentuated the skin. Sweeping denim skirts accented with early aughts-inspired mirrored belts alongside floor-length gowns complete with a graphic iteration of the fashion house’s logo stand out in the assortment of monochromatic garments. Keeping with the trends, lady-like opera gloves accessorize the edgy looks, while matching eye makeup add a futuristic and grungy aesthetic to the garments
Scroll through the lookbook above to see Marc Jacobs’ FW22 collection.