Marta Jakubowski provides a clear perspective of a re-defined femininity. In her SS18 collection, Jakubowski takes a step back and evaluates what is to be a woman today. Her inspiration was drawn from ‘classic’ feminine wardrobes, with the urge to clarify the desires of women of the present day. The pre-show anticipation was instantly broken as bright lights and a strong beat took over. The empowering atmosphere gave the models a strong purposeful walk as they moulded Jakubowski’s new femininity.
The collection incorporates a heavy denim and leatherette as well as a light chiffon. Jakubowski has contributed both a sculptural bold silhouette and a softer fluid silhouette with light movement. The female figure was thoughtfully celebrated, with few garments wrapping around the waist. A series of loose-fitting blazers were also presented, with each showing a small addition of shape at the waist. But maintaining the fluidity and movement within the loose cut. Each garment in the collection was designed to be worn through both the day and night. The trench coats all held a strong tailored cut, but were styled alone. In tones of vanilla, lilac, and transparent polka dot in black, as well as fluorescent pink and green. Without undergarments, it stands alone as a strong defined garment. The re-defined woman Jakubowski proposes is refreshingly genuine and admirable.
Words: Maz Smith
Images: Georgia Sillitoe