Chloe loves this… because the ability to stick to one pale palette is the essential skill of the season. The runway was awash with pale hues in a variety of textures, pulling away from the more sombre dark tones of previous 'recession lead' seasons with an optimistic albeit more reserved style of dress. The matching of this light and airy sheer Marc Jacobs silk bow collared blouse in crème, juxtaposed by a heavy camel coloured wool-blend skirt from Stella McCartney is a perfect balance; just sexy enough with the translucent blouse, and structured enough in the starchy wool skirt. The perfect summer in the city look, they are essential staples for the season.
A man with fingers in many fashion pies, Marc Jacobs is one of the most influential designers in the industry today. His eponymous fashion line, launched in 1986 with business partner Robert Duffy, has become the uniform of New York's hip high flying go getters, spawning a younger more playful diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs in 2001. In 1997, Jacobs was named as creative director for French fashion house Louis Vuitton, a position he still holds, bringing a modern vision to the historical brand by collaboration with artists such as Stephen Sprouse and Richard Prince as well as designing innovative ready-to-wear that continues to be the most talked about shows across the fashion weeks.