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Marc by Marc Jacobs nods to 1960s for a prim fall

The Associated Press
Modified: February 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm •  Published: February 13, 2013

NEW YORK — A blizzard named Nemo and delays at customs may have delayed Marc Jacobs' fall presentation and pushed up by one day the runway show for his secondary line, but he didn't need any more time or fuss for Marc by Marc Jacobs.

The younger, trendier line previewed its fall collection Monday night at New York Fashion Week in a polished and quiet throwback to the 1960s. Jacobs stuck mostly with pant suits, wool shift or trapeze dresses and coats in solids, accented with a sprinkling of white-and-black stripes and large leaf prints in autumnal red, orange-red, green, purple and a rich deep blue.

The female models, with fluffy curled hair and bright red lips, looked like they were ready to get on an airline flight to mix a little business with pleasure, while the men in plaid wool blazers could have been running off to a campus club meeting.

Trousers for both genders provided an updated look to the mod-style dresses and coats. Women's pantsuits in wool or satin matched lean, tailored blazers with full, wide legs but were cropped to capri length. Men's pants were slouchy, wide and decidedly longer than necessary.

A younger take on a woman's pantsuit worked the tone-on-tone trend by pairing a green-and-blue printed top with matching cigarette pants in a sturdy fabric, made professional with chunky green loafer-style pumps.

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