Set in a giant cardboard box, to the tune of Somewhere Over The Rainbow, the clothes had the simplicity of a prairie woman in the dustbowl, or Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother. The show started with lots of long, A-line skirts, without a seam in sight. Fur accents and smart patterns gave elegance to the simple clothes, mostly in creams and grays, with linear silhouettes. The collection was and echo from Jacob’s past, when he first started designing. His first collections had the same simplistic ease, so it made sense for Jacob’s to swing the pendulum back after many seasons of avant garde, conceptual clothes.
Jacobs designed elegant, tailored pieces including cocoon capes, jackets, and a favourite of mine, a beautiful glen plaid three piece suit. Eveningwear gave two distinct options: shiny sequined dresses or sheer, nude nightgowns; Both equally chic and beautiful. However, the true beauty of the clothing was the fact that a woman at any age (or shape) could wear the clothes on the catwalk. The collection is retail gold, and buyers will be singing their praises for Jacobs. The collection did have a few bold, statement pieces, like a transparent raincoat, and a beautiful pleated and cinched dress which closed the show worn by Jamie Bochert, Jacobs’ muse. The collection truly had it all: wearability, coherence, creativity and heritage; this collection really is from somewhere over the rainbow. Check out my favourite looks from the collection, and leave your thoughts on the show after the break!