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Marc Jacobs dispatched with nail art at his last show, and now, for spring 2014, he's brought his scythe down on bright colors and all things sweetly pretty.
Color's death knell rang often over the past ten days. Some shows dawdled in the neutral range, while most chose an overarching palette of black and/or white. The scheme was selected by designers as distant in aesthetic as Thakoon and Victoria Beckham, Rag & Bone and Ralph Lauren, Tracy Reese and Alexander Wang—not to mention Proenza Schouler, Thom Brown, Altuzarra, Charlotte Ronson, Steven Alan and Timo Weiland. The list of color-void subscribers goes on and on.
But New York fashion's bellwether, the designer who all shalt "reference" come fall and even next spring, the he who makes or breaks the very shade/fabric/silhouette American ladies are willing to put on their body, has turned spring into a nightmare. To separate himself from the the boring 'ol two-tone pack, he told Style.com, "I don't have one friend who dresses in all white." But he does have friends clambering for dark Victorian-esque, tasseled military jackets? Dark days are ahead, friends. So it shall be.
· Marc Jacobs Killed Nail Art With His 'Favorite' Color: Clear [Racked]
· Marc Jacobs Spring 2014: Gloom, Doom and Bermuda Shorts [Racked]