..And badder than ever. The Eighties.
More proof that fashion does indeed work in cycles. This is the grandaddy of all trend resurgences, in the form of Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 09/10 collection.
This collection has left me somewhat speechless, in one of those "It's so awful that it's fascinating" moments. But I do cheer Jacobs on for the bravery, and he is right in noticing that we are rapidly drifting towards this style era whether consciously or not. From chains, leather, PVC pants, fetish shoes, slasher looks and wide-shouldered silhouettes, it is only natural that we transgress to a bit of pink and bad hair too.
To give the man some credit, a few of the looks are actually wearable, in fact I'm digging this one below - bold jodphur pants, and the accessories are definitely worth getting excited about. These sunglasses are on my wish list for next Summer.
This last look is also very wearable, and funnily enough has a certain D&G Fall 2008 Queenie feel about it. Who have you been partying with, Mr. Jacobs?