Marc Jacobs' 'brutal' collection
Marc Jacobs has shown a "brutal and simplistic" collection at New York Fashion Week.
The mod-inspired range was in complete contrast to his opulent Fall/Winter 12 line early this year, which was all about luxurious texture, jewel tones and over-sized hats.
"[It is] very, very brutal. Brutal in its simplicity. That's our new word for the season," he said.
Stripes were the order of the day, featuring on well-cut T-shirts, smart calf-length skirt suits and sexy minidresses. The palette was monochrome, with white T-shirt dresses boasting wide columns of black stretched all the way down.
For those looking for a little more glitz and glamour, there were leopard prints made of leather and sequins stuck on to look like chess boards.
The designer appeared to want his loose T-shirts to take centre stage as in many instances models simply wore black panties underneath.
Other options included low-slung skirts which fell from the hips, A-line coats and ruffles added to pretty tops. Futuristic swirl patterns on a maxi dress added a pop of colour, coming in burgundy on a white background.
As always Jacobs attracted a stellar front row, including Ricky Martin, Rachel Zoe, Karen Elson, Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne and Kelly Osborne.