Will this be Marc Jacobs' last Fashion Week present? – New York Post

Within the spring, Marc Jacobs launched a black trucker cap that learn, “Make America Marc Once more.”

If solely he may make it occur.

The proficient however troubled designer’s style home — which unveils its spring 2018 line on the Armory Tuesday evening — stays within the pink after a number of technique modifications. And this summer time, rumors have been swirling about Jacobs’ future on the firm.

In late July, sources near the model told the Business of Fashion blog that Jacobs might be taking a step again from his day-to-day inventive duties, and even leaving the label.

Although the 54-year-outdated designer shot down the report — telling WWD that “there isn't a reality” to the tales, and that he has “been within the workplace day-after-day, evening and weekend working away on [his spring 2018] assortment/present” — hypothesis continues.

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Marc Jacobs, Fall/Winter 2017.

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Marc Jacobs, Spring/Summer time 2016.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs, Fall/Winter 2014.

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Marc Jacobs, Fall/Winter 2013.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs, Fall/Winter 2011.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs, Spring/Summer time 2011.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs, Fall 2010.

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Marc Jacobs, Fall 2010.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs, Spring 2010.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs, Fall 2009.

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Marc Jacobs, Fall 2008.

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In spite of everything, the corporate is clearly in turmoil: Jacobs’ devoted and longtime enterprise associate Robert Duffy quietly departed in 2015, across the identical time that the Marc by Marc Jacobs line was discontinued. CEO Sebastian Suhl abruptly exited in Might, to be succeeded by former Kenzo chief Eric Marechalle.

In the meantime, quite a few Jacobs’ shops have shuttered, together with all of his six Bleecker Road boutiques besides one. And on the product entrance, it’s been some time since Jacobs landed a moneymaking It bag or shoe, regardless of largely optimistic present opinions.

“As designers transfer into their second and third decade, the fixed wrestle is methods to keep or recapture the joy of newness,” Nicole Phelps, director of Vogue Runway, advised The Post. “It’s actually arduous to carry onto that buzz.”

She believes that Jacobs has nonetheless bought it, although. “Marc Jacobs continues to be the present for celebrities to be seen at and fashions to guide in New York. He completely is aware of what’s occurring and what’s cool.”

Phelps is horrified by the thought of a Marc-less Marc. So are different style insiders, who're rooting arduous for him.

“Marc is the guts and soul of New York Fashion Week,” says Laura Brown, editor-in-chief of InStyle journal, who featured him with LL Cool J and Salt-N-Pepa on certainly one of her 5 subscriber-solely September covers. “He’s a novel expertise.”

Cathy Horyn, critic-at-massive for New York journal, agrees. “Last season was actually good and artistic. He can reenergize the model,” she says. “Marc is at an age the place he might wish to do one thing else together with his life, however I hope he stays.”

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Will this be Marc Jacobs' last Fashion Week present? - New York Post