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TT Vol. 103
Marc Jacobs, Footwear Collabs, Jacquemus & California Hotels
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In contrast to Jacquemus below, the Marc Jacobs show at the New York Public Library was excellent. In what Vogue called “knock-out stuff”, we saw platforms (of course!), babushkas and rib knit sweaters. The show notes mentioned materials including foil, glass, paper, plaster, plastic, rubber, and vinyl.
The Marc Jacobs star is on the rise again, after a few down-and-out seasons. BOF has a long article detailing how well the brand is now on the up, having pared back its runway collections and launched its hugely successful Heaven line. The brand plans to open 20 new stores in the US over the next year and a half!
Two of the summer footwear collaborations I spent A LOT of time working on in my time at Huckberry are finally seeing the light of day.
First, some Made In USA sandals from Chaco were launched, with a custom tarpon-inspired fish scale print. Huckberry sent their creative team down to the Florida Keys to shoot the creative campaign for it. The print is on the Z1 Sandal and the Chillos Sandal.
Secondly, a leather moccasin was launched by Rancourt and David Coggins. Inspired by the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho, Coggins and the Huckberry team shot some great fly fishing content to pair with the release. You can check out the Sawtooth Shoe here.
A lot of fishing adjacent footwear for Summer 2022!
After an unsuccessful Hawaii runway show, Jacquemus returned to its roots with a show in Camargue, located in the South of France. Buyers and press arrived from Paris at the Avignon train station, and were ferried down to the austere salt mine where the show was held.
Simon Porte, the Jacquemus creative director, is starting to catch heat for doing the same looks over and over - as laid out here. Even with his new Nike collab releasing, the brand hasn’t been quite able to replicate the buzz that his first big runway show received.
We stayed at the Seascape last weekend while we were at a family wedding on Monterey Bay. Since we were traveling with Noemi, we decided to get an “ocean view villa” which turned out to be a little misleading. It was way too foggy to see the Pacific, for example, and the “villa,” while big, was not a freestanding building but part of a long row of rooms.
The accommodation was just okay, and there is no room service breakfast available, but the Seascape does have pretty spectacular beach access. We ended up springing for a bespoke bonfire on the beach late Friday night. It came with a s’mores care package, though I think they should really offer a real a la carte dessert menu.
It got us thinking about coastal hotels in Northern California. It doesn’t seem like there are that many options? The East Coast is jam packed with beach hotels up and down the coast, but there aren’t many options in California until you get down near Santa Barbara. There is the Half Moon Bay Ritz and the Post Ranch, but not much else, as far as we can tell.
Chris & Raquel
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