The fall 2015 runway collections that appeared at New York Fashion Week in early September contained a few main trends that stayed consistent with the ‘70s and ‘90s styles that have been reoccurring. A few main trends featured were plaid, fringe, high waists, floral and shearling. I was inspired by the Marc Jacobs ready-to-wear collection that incorporated both ’70s and ’90s styles, mixing bohemian with grunge. Marc Jacobs is credited for bringing the grunge style of the ‘90s to high fashion in 1992, and he brought back similar looks for his newest collection this fall. In the past two years we’ve seen grunge styles resurfacing, but this time it has a modern twist. Overall, I loved the dark colors and mismatched feeling conveyed through his collection.
To recreate this vibe within my own outfit, I incorporated those dark colors within plaid and other prints within my outfit and makeup. Pantone’s color of 2015 is Marsala, a deep red. Marsala was featured within Marc Jacobs’ collection, and is personally one of my favorite colors to wear. The bohemian printed top I wore reminded me of many ‘70s styles featured on Marc Jacobs’ runway. To incorporate other prints within my outfit, I added a gray, plaid cardigan. The neutral color of the cardigan isn’t too distracting from the rest of my outfit and also adds another layer of warmth. To keep within Jacobs’ theme of dark colors, I added a pair of black jeans. These jeans have a medium waist but are reminiscent of the defined waists that appeared across all runways during NYFW. I paired my outfit with a pair of caged booties; I personally love the olive color and velvet texture of them that adds some dimension to my outfit. All of Marc Jacobs models wore a very dark burgundy lip as well, which is perfect for the fall season. Together, I tried to keep the colors within my outfit dark, with deeper reds and greens that we often see each fall.