Marc Jacobs goes neutral

Marc Jacobs - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014.Neutral Tones by Marc.

Marc Jacobs closed New York Fashion Week with a neutral palette last night.

The American designer was the last on the schedule for Fall/Winter 14 in the Big Apple, meaning his show was particularly anticipated.

Anyone hoping for the melodrama of last season’s Victorian inspired line was left disappointed, while lovers of minimalistic chic rejoiced.

The colour palette sported beige, brown and white in droves, with classic silhouettes favoured by Marc.

Sheer material popped up throughout the show, such as a see-through polo neck layered under a cropped T-shirt and paired with trousers in the same neutral tones.

Accessories were also largely brown, with suede boots and beige shoulder bags featuring often.

Heavier pieces included a warm winter jacket in beige, adorned sporadically with patches of shaggy brown fur.

While many of the pieces were loose and casual, there were also some intricate evening dresses on show.

A sleeveless cream gown sat loosely around the top and cascaded into sheer ruffles at the bottom.

An uncharacteristic splash of colour came in the form of a grey-blue floor-length dress with a small keyhole cut-out at the chest.

While the models’ legs were largely covered, Marc chose pieces that showed off their décolletage.

He made the interesting decision to cast 18-year-old Kendall Jenner, who flashed her bare breasts through a sheer brown shirt.

“There’s always a reaction to the thing before, the idea of wanting to see things that seem fresh and unadorned,” Marc said during a preview. “I wanted to keep it very light, very soft, very fresh, and a very neutral palette with just slight hints of colour, cosmetics colours.”

Also showing yesterday was Calvin Klein, with the Fall/Winter 14 line featuring a lot of heavier fabrics.

Wool dresses popped up throughout, some in brown, others in shades of green and orange.

There were also multicoloured pieces, which added a boho/hippie vibe to the line.

Ralph Lauren also showcased the new Polo collection on the last day of New York Fashion Week.

Neon colours featured heavily in the form of bright cosy jumpers and coats in pops of yellow and green.

A grungy clash of patterns also saw floral dresses paired with plaid scarves for a youthful vibe.

The Black Label line was also shown, featuring an array of pastels and soft greys.

London Fashion Week is up next, with labels such as Amanda Wakeley and Bora Aksu kicking off the first round of shows today.

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