Marc Jacobs’ ’50s-inspired designs have, in the past, been capable of making even Paris Hilton look classy. Appropriate, then, that the American style supremo should turn his hand to Dubai. Clothing from the pastel-hued main line store in Mall of the Emirates will make you feel like Jude Law in The Talented Mr Ripley, hopefully without horrid boat-death scenario.
It’s a relatively small men’s collection but, like that perfect capsule wardrobe fashion magazines are always banging on about, all the pieces (bib-fronted shirts, fine-woven cords) complement each other beautifully. Marc Jacobs’ designs are among the most ‘celebrated’ (ripped off) by the high street, so it was smart of him to establish his Marc by Marc Jacobs diffusion line in 2000. Although, at Dhs700 for a T-shirt, the prices here are hardly in the H&M league, although you’ll be amply repaid in compliments from womenfolk, who can identify his dusty tones a mile off.