On Wednesday night, Marc Jacobs wrapped up New York Fashion Week with the showcase of his tropical-inspired Spring 2018 collection at the Park Avenue Armory. Season after season, Jacobs continues to push the sartorial envelope – who can forget when he sent models down the runway sporting gigantic, pastel-colored dreadlocks?
This year was no different. Below, read up on the five essential takeaways from the Marc Jacobs Spring 2018 show.
#1. The runway was completely silent, save for the clinking sounds of the models’ shoes on the Park Avenue Armory’s wooden floors. Jacobs chose to eschew any form of soundtrack until the finale, where all 56 models came back out with the aria from the 1981 French film Diva.
#2. Backstage, makeup artist Diane Kendal proved that there are a dozen ways to wear black eyeliner. Kendal created six iterations of the classic cateye in varying sizes and shapes. There was pointed inner corners, elongated wings, and soft, rounded corners. The 1960s-inspired makeup was paired with silk turbans by Stephen Jones.
#3. NYFW’s model of the moment, Kaia Gerber, closed the show wearing an embellished, canary-colored gown punctuated with elbow-length black gloves and a matching black turban. The 16-year-old shared the runway with a diverse number of it-girls including Gigi and Bella Hadid, Adwoa Aboah, Kendall Jenner, Taylor Hill, Slick Woods, and Winnie Harlow.
#4. On the star-studded front row was Nicki Minaj, Cindy Crawford, Courtney Love, Emily Ratajkowski (who debuted a new, brow-skimming fringe), and designer Raf Simons, who all came out to support Jacobs.
#5. When it came to the clothes, the collection was replete with giant flower embellishments, sequins, bold color palettes, belted jumpsuits, belt bags, and oversized silhouettes.