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New York Fashion Week: Marc by Marc Jacobs autumn/winter 2013

After digging out from a fierce blizzard, New York Fashion Week 2013 was stormed by intriguing geometric prints and vibrant floral designs of the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection autumn-winter 2013, the designer's diffusion line, which brought back both heat and colour to the cold City. A multitude of models sporting back-combed curls and ultra-voluminous coiffure, bold eyebrows and letter-box red lipsticks flooded the catwalk of the Lincoln Center.

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The collection is clearly inspired by the Seventies, when women were increasingly moving up the corporate ladder, often dominated by men. Marc Jacobs perfectly portrays the career girl of that time, reviving and recreating the look with retro silhouettes and vintage accessories. Pretty leaf-print dresses, polo neck blouses, working suits, cropped high-waist trousers, cheeky mini-dresses, caban coats and sensual pencil skirts emphasize the figure of the all-grown-up Jacobs girl.

No minimalism and simplicity for next autumn/winter Marc by Marc Jacobs collection. The designer displays the warmest, most intense shades, like maroon, red, purple and triggers the imagination in graphic floral patterns, leaving out the classic wintery cool tones. Captivates with the oversize volumes of his coats and jackets, which modernise the Seventies look.

The tailored suit jackets and skirts are impeccable, chic and hug the waist with a slim leather belt. Special attention to the beautiful accessories on the catwalk: round-shaped rigid cases in glossy shades and elegant clunky shoes, extra comfortable yet feminine.

On the runway also the man collection, which follows the 'fil rouge' of the woman line, using an even more vibrant colour palette and dare materials and fabrics, like the satin suits. Among the famous names who applauded (in standing ovation) from the front row, model Coco Rocha, Elle Magazine top editor Kate Lanphear and Vogue Japan editor-in-chief Anna Dello Russo.

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