Marc Jacobs: Inspiration is spontaneous

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs says each season of clothes he designs is a natural progression from what went before.

Marc Jacobs tries to find a “fresh spirit” to inspire him each season.

The fashion designer heads up Louis Vuitton as well as his eponymous label. He has explained how he comes up with so many different collections each year, explaining it’s important that he pays attention to his surroundings.

“Well, it’s never calculated. I look for a fresh spirit each season, but you never know what will set you off. When you are in touch with yourself and receptive to new things, that’s really how anyone gets an idea,” he said.

Marc was then asked if that meant his Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter collections were complete opposites. He tries not to make that the case, preferring to see them as natural progressions from what went before.

“No! For example, the colors for autumn were sober, but the clothes were sensual. For spring, I still wanted that sensuality but was drawn to prettier shades. So you make an adjustment in shape, fabric and proportion, if colors are more joyful. Black buttons become white ones,” he told UK magazine InStyle.