Schoolgirl chic with specs appeal is a New York Fashion Week hit for Marc by Marc Jacobs

Schoolgirl chic with specs appeal is a New York Fashion Week hit for Marc by Marc Jacobs

By
Tamara Abraham

Last updated at 8:22 PM on 15th February 2012

The fairytale-themed show for Marc Jacobs' mainline collection on Monday was delivered with the designer's signature flair and drama.

But if guests at the show last night for the lower-priced Marc by Marc Jacobs line expected a similar fanfare, they were sorely mistaken.

Mr Jacobs' hugely-popular second collection was presented in the form of a far more traditional catwalk show, with no outlandish sets or themes.

Marc By Marc Jacobs

Marc By Marc Jacobs

Schoolgirl chic: The newest Marc by Marc Jacobs collection, modelled by runway stars including Lindsey Wixson (left) takes its style lead from the classroom with buttoned-up shirts and pleated skirts

The positive benefit of this, of
course, is that the focus of the audience was fully on the clothes,
which, for the coming season, channelled a geeky schoolgirl chic.

Taking his lead from the classroom,
models walked the runway in buttoned-up shirts and full, pleated
skirts that fell to a below-knee length that would win the seal of
approval from any self-respecting headmistress.

Anyone who went to high school in the
Nineties will recognise those lace-up, Dr Martens-style boots, which
were teamed with grey socks on the catwalk to heighten the uniform-like
feel.

Marc By Marc Jacobs

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Sporty girl: Even the traditional school gym kit made an appearance, from tanks and shorts to tracksuits

Marc By Marc Jacobs

Marc By Marc Jacobs

High school cool: Anyone who was a teenager in the Nineties will
recognise those lace-up, Dr Martens-style boots, which were teamed with
grey socks to heighten the uniform-like feel

Even the traditional gym kit made an appearance, from tanks and long blue shorts to the bright red tracksuit worn by big-name model Jacquelyn Jablonski.

She wasn't the only star name to hit the runway. Model-of-the-moment Lindsey Wixson also walked the show, as did Daphne
Groeneveld.

But the star of the show was undeniably
Marc Jacobs, who, stepped out at the end wearing his signature kilt (is
this what inspired those pleated skirts)

Taking a bow: Marc Jacobs made an appearance at the end of the show last night wearing the large-buckled shoes that featured in his mainline show on Monday

Taking a bow: Marc Jacobs made an appearance at the end of the show last night wearing the large-buckled shoes that featured in his mainline show on Monday

Marc By Marc Jacobs

Low-key: The positive benefit of the traditional show is that the focus of the audience was fully on the clothes

He was also still sporting the heavy-buckled shoes that appeared in his Brothers Grimm-inspired fairytale of a mainline collection on Monday.

Today is the penultimate day of New York Fashion Week, and will count shows from big hitters including Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren.

After tomorrow, buyers and press will jet to London for the next series of fall/winter collections.