Marc Jacobs is always the hottest show of New York Fashion Week—but tonight’s MJ spectacle was, quite literally, sweltering. Even before setting foot in the New York State Armory venue and onto a runway of sparkling sand, guests were urged to grab mini Fiji bottles and folding fans, both of which were offering upon entry to the building. As 8 pm drew near, a fancy-voiced PA announcer warned us that yes, despite the pouring rain and intermittent lightning outside, the show would be starting on time—down to the minute. And so it did.
As hinted by the aforementioned heat and sand, along with a set that depicted a dilapidated shoreside complete with a broken-down bus, the theme this season was beachy—but not at all in the traditional sense. There were (embellished!) Teva-esque sandals and dark floral Bermuda shorts, but they were paired with tasseled military jackets, heavy tapestry prints and graphic sweatshirts. Later in the lineup, there were gorgeous, almost witchy-looking lace evening dresses edged with ruffles—but Jacobs dialed down the Victorian romance factor by having models wear sequined mukluks and sport jagged bowl cuts. Downton Shabby, if you will.
Click through to see our editors’ Instagrams from the show. Oh, and if you really want your mind blown, blast Aphex Twin’s "Icct Hedral (Philip Glass Orchestration)," which served as the runway soundtrack, while doing so.