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On the brandwagon

Marc Jacobs, Lanvin and Stella McCartney ensembles were just previewed in town, reports Sujata Reddy.

fashion and trends Updated: Jan 22, 2009 16:15 IST
Sujata Reddy

The Sachdev sisters — Priya and Charu — are in Mumbai to host a preview of the collection of Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney and Lanvin, which will end today.

Designer dreams
Elber Albaz’s creations for Lanvin feature knee-length dresses, using diverse materials like ticker tape, grosgrain, chiffon, velvet and stone wash techniques. Jackets in lambskin and wool are the other significant elements.

Ooohs and aaahs went up for V-neck pullover net tops, lace skirts, Mary Jane shoes and chunky bags at Good Earth in Lower Parel’s Raghuvanshi Mills compound. Charu said that the funky tees by Albaz suggested that the master designer doesn’t take himself too seriously.

The preview exhibited bags, shoes and dresses by Stella McCartney associated with Brit chic: muted ensembles with flourishes of organic materials and dyes. Layered satin tops, fitted jackets and retro blouses were the other eye grabbers. Being an animal rights activist, McCartney’s bags and shoes are made of faux leather.

Soft structures
The designs of Marc Jacobs, creative director for Louis Vuitton, zeroed in on shape and fabrics.

Heavy woollen coats for the traveller, gowns in satin silk and velvet jackets, golden dresses and pleated skirt-cum-pants had the Jacobs signature. “Loads of confidence is all you need to carry of a Marc outfit,” intoned Priya.

In the accessories enclave, Marc Jacob’s signature quilt purses and Stella McCartney’s super-high stilettos were the eye-bogglers.