Resort 2012: Marc Jacobs | Bostonista: Resort 2012: Marc Jacobs

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Resort 2012: Marc Jacobs



Last week the New York Times asked if Marc Jacobs' day as fashion's cool kid is finally over. And based on this collection they might have a point.
Marc received the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award tonight and while he certainly deserves it the award also points out that he isn't the wonder kid anymore. That role has been filled with the Proenza boys and Alexander Wang.

Marc's career-making, infamous collection for Perry Ellis was nearly twenty years ago now. Maybe he was trying to recapture some of the 90s with this collection? Because for some reason I can't really put my finger on all of these shapes and florals just remind me of a cleaner grunge. I can picture Angela Chase and Rayanne Graff making many of these looks their own.

The wall papering technique on the back of fabrics is cool but not exactly pretty. I think the model expressions pretty much explain this entire collection perfectly!
The only pieces I'd want to wear are the completely out of place princess dresses in hot pink and sea foam green. But what on earth were they thinking with the Barbie pink, sequin tank dress???

So much of the collection is just dowdy and downright ugly. I've also never been able to get past the idea of matchy-matchy print tops and pants. The styling for this look book is killing me.

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7 comments:

Kristen said...

The jumpsuit??? Not so much. The fairy pink tutu and sweatshirt? YES PLEASE.

Sunniva said...

I LOVE the good ones! The tutus are just gorgeous - perfect princess dresses xoxo

TheStylist LA said...

Wow, your review of the collection is spot on...exactly what we were thinking!!! Not a fan of the styling, the prints, or the fabrics...

xo
TheStylist LA
http://thestylistla.blogspot.com

Marissa said...

Oh wow. The bad really is bad. I refuse to give up on MJ, though.

Noelani said...

Everyone likes a comeback. I'm sure the negative will make him come back stronger then ever....I still believe!

Bostonista said...

I do have to say that I like the Marc by Marc Resort 11 but I'm never sure how truly involved he is with that line.

TheStylist LA said...

Woww the bad is SO bad. #3 reminds me of hospital scrubs, in a pattern that would translate nicely to guest room bed sheets. #4 is very sea anemone...the model doesn't look too down with the look either.

xx
TheStylist LA
http://thestylistla.blogspot.com

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