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Marc Jacobs isn’t designing for his spring collection

Marc Jacobs took part in the Vogue Global Conversation series to discuss the future of creativity and what it means for fashion. The designer goes in-depth on what he feels should change in the fashion industry including cutting back on fashion weeks and the impact of COVID-19.

Jacobs believes that there should be two shows a year, thinking that having too many fashion weeks and runway shows that is a waste of time, money, and material. Jacobs feels that designers focusing on production lose sight of the design esthetic and focusing on being creative rather than creating material objects for customers.

The designer revealed that due to COVID-19, he will not be designing a spring collection because he’s been unable to work as closely with his team and is working on finding a new way to work together while maintaining social distance. Jacobs also says they source most of their fabrics from Italy that is currently in lockdown and the U.S. has a travel ban for Europe, making it nearly impossible to get the materials needed.

Jacobs thinks that positive changes to come as a result of the impact of COVID-19 is each person looking inward to see what they can contribute to the world through what we do best. He feels that this is also an opportunity for people to love themselves and sharing that love through contributing something good that can help someone else.