Spring 2017 sees a bright, colorful response to the gothic Fall 2016 show. The collection, Marc’s interpretation of “twisted street wear,” features a wide range of looks built around a rising hemline. Denim is key, shown in bright colors with a velvety flocked and shiny satin effect. Cotton twill provides the base for camouflage printed military jackets and slim cargo pants. A silver leather motor jacket with fox fur sleeves, belted hot pink suede trench, rainbow washed sequin coat with mink collar, and a patch-worked suede ¾length coat round out a bold lightweight outwear offering. Mini dresses in embroidered sheer lace, iridescent sequins and metallic zebra prints and ruffled miniskirts show off playful embellished thigh-high socks. Hot pants in satin denim further emphasize the short silhouette, paired with strong shouldered embellished jackets. Artist Julie Verhoeven’s graphic illustrations cover a satin denim jacket via python and suede appliques as well as striped cashmere sweatshirts. Featuring modern iconography including hairdryers, electrical outlets, castles, frog, lips, rainbow colored teeth and a skyline of New York, the Marc Jacobs x Julie Verhoeven python shoulder bags, cotton twill backpacks and leather messenger bags perfectly compliment the feminine ready-to-wear. Exaggerated platforms provide the perfect pedestal once again, this time in colorful patch-worked thigh highs, trompe l’oeil athletic-sock boots and velvet sandals with metallic embroidery detail.
Julie Verhoeven is a British artist and illustrator known for her whimsical designs, heavy with pop culture references. Collaborating with Marc Jacobs for the Spring 2017 collection, Verhoeven created modern cartoon imagery used in landscape patch-working across all product categories.
“Julie and I worked on it, and there are pieces of it everywhere! Hairdryers, castles, rabbits, lips, rainbow colored teeth and a skyline for New York!”–Marc Jacobs
Julie Verhoeven is a British artist and illustrator known for her whimsical designs, heavy with pop culture references. Collaborating with Marc Jacobs for the Spring 2017 collection, Verhoeven created modern cartoon imagery used in landscape patch-working across all product categories. After collaborating during his tenure at Louis Vuitton, Marc and Julie teamed up again to create a unique patch working of modern, optimistic imagery. The biggest cross-category story of the season, Julie Verhoeven’s designs are seen on RTW, shoes and bags across all price points.
Marc Jacobs introduces The Sling, a uniquely modern and versatile new bag. Offered in soft calf leather with nickel hardware, as well as a Julie Verhoeven embellished canvas version, The Sling’s clean lines are highlighted in bold colors of plum, copper and canary. Dual exterior pockets draw inspiration from a classic motorcycle jacket, while the innovative design allows The Sling to transform into three separate styles, by manipulating the utilitarian strap; a classic hobo, a useful cross-body or a functional knapsack.