02/16/2012 09:12 am ET

Marc By Marc Jacobs: Collection Takes Inspiration From High School Fashion (PHOTOS)

Fashion imitated life this week in a new buzzworthy collection that turned the runway into a high school hallway and models into the cool kids.Iconic designer Marc Jacobs channeled the essence of teen spirit in his Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 collection on Tuesday at New York Fashion Week. Backpacks, a soccer-ball print sweater, stylish sweatshirts, and pleated skirts made for a distinctly young, fresh look.

Some of the pieces that caught fashionistas' eyes include a line of pleated skirts, drum major hats (who said band geeks weren't cool?) and lace-up booties. Even his prints gave off the lighthearted youthful energy with bold florals, checkered prints, and polka dots. Never one for anything dull or drab, Jacobs added in a touch of gold to some of these looks to amp up the glam factor.

The looks on the runway were all high school down to the models' makeup. The common hairstyle was a sleek, classroom-appropriate ponytail, accompanied by equally simple off-white polish on their nails.

Speaking of the young and fashionable, Marc Jacobs draws attention from many young style-minded celebs who were spotted in the front rows of the NYFW shows. Famous fashionistas taking in the runway collections last week included Nina Dobrev, Abigail Breslin, and Zoe Kravitz (click here for photos of our favorite sightings!).