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Autumn-Winter 2011/12 – The catwalk saw spots galore as Marc Jacobs pulled an eclectic collection out of the bag. Tights encompassed circles, as did the modernistic skirt suit. Themes incorporating tweed and fur were entwined into a bigger cohesive collection that included polyester and shiny rubber pants and skirts (beholding, once more, the circle veneer). Jacobs manipulated the fabric to compose a collection that was high on synthetics such that rubber was made to look like sequins. Cocoon was a predominant shape creating a masculine silhouette that shone throughout; one only needed to look at the fit of the coats and jackets to appreciate this. The metallic colours were perpetrated through the wet look of red and blue skirts and silver and blue shiny knit jumpers. Whilst a preppy look was perhaps a micro-trend underneath volumes of fabric, it was hard to detect an over-riding theme. But perhaps that was the theme, to have an eclectic mix of fabrics and trends to create an umbrella of creativity and modernity. Jacobs possesses the tools, once again, to be one of the most fashion forward designers of the season.