At Marc Jacobs, the final show of the fall 2014 season of New York Fashion Week, the overriding feeling was lightness and calm, which may be how the designer is feeling after leaving his post as artistic director at Louis Vuitton in Paris to focus full time on his own label based in New York.
The palette was pale, and the prevailing silhouette a futuristic-looking tunic top worn over slim, flared pants with contouring paneling the only details. There were also cloud-like, rounded shearling jackets, rib knit leggings and sweaters, paired with color block flat boots. It made for an uncomplicated and in some ways inherently American way of dressing but may not be everyone's thing.
But the simple chic chemise dresses with swirling bands of beading or undulating waves of chiffon were unquestionably beautiful, bringing to mind Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings of sculptural Western landscapes, clouds and calla lilies.
And indeed, inside his show space, there were cloud forms in the air and perfect lilies on each seat. Now that Jacobs is home for good, the sky's the limit.