Birds Of Paradise
Jacobs whisked us off to the tropics for Cruise 2017. Mixing animal prints, including zebra stripes and leopard spots, Jacobs had an array of animal motifs across this collection. Lace dresses were adorned with a patchwork of toucans, tropical flowers and martinis on a background of baby pinks, leaf greens, sunny yellows and blues. Taking inspiration for the collection from Paradise Garage, the famous 80s New York disco, Jacobs brought out an orange snake skin coat with a fur trim collar paired with bright green boots, whilst camo print trousers were clashed against a cheetah print jacket. Welcome to the jungle.
There is always time for a disco revival. Looking back towards famously outrageous 80s looks, Jacobs brought those dated MTV garms out of retirement, gave them a makeover, shook them up and made them relevant for a 21st century audience. The models walked to Duran Duran wearing acid wash denim, metallic fabrics and studded jackets, along with monochromatic racing checks and voluminous prom skirts in neon pink and highlighter yellow that made sure that 80s styles are due a comeback. The models were disco-ready in sequined MTV jumpers, which were shown in fuchsia, rich purple and electric blue, big crimped hair and oversized pattern sunglasses. It was an exploration of costume-like nostalgia, wonderfully glam but brilliantly fun.
In true 80s fashion, Jacobs included a ton of bling. There was a pop art twist on the pins that adorned jackets, jumpers and dresses. Taking the form of lipstick tubes covered in gems, hearts, shooting stars, martini glasses, dice and racing checks, the pins complimented the see-through black lace gloves and the heavily lined with kohl eyes. These pins adorned crinolines and puff-sleeved prairie dresses too, making them less like costumes from Little House On the Prairie and more wild NYC club night.