Marc Jacobs Resort 2013 Collection

Posted on June 08, 2012

Crazy styling, odd proportions, and gaudily bright colors, with lots of layering and unlikely pairings; that’s all par for the course with a Marc Jacobs collection and this one is no different. He’s always going to lay down that gauntlet and demand that you truly look at the clothes rather than accept how he’s presenting them. We already saw Hilary Swank in one of these dresses and while we didn’t think it suited her, it still looked amazing out in the world, like we’re sure a lot of these pieces will. It’s all bright, fun and crazy – and we would expect no less from him.

[Photo Credit: marcjacobs.com]

    • AlexisPayne

      It’s a really pretty collection, some of the proportions remind me of paper dolls.

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        Exactly what I was going to say! I think the stiffness of the dresses helps give that paper doll effect. I can almost see the little tabs on the shoulders.

      • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

        I agree with you – very pretty, but hard to wear in the real world. Also, don’t those models look stretched quite a bit? The proportions would probably not work for many of us in the real world. Still, love the patterns and colors in most (not all) of these pieces.

        • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

          Yeah, but in real life cinched in with a cute belt, these could look very good. It’s all in the styling.

          There’s no saving some of those shoes, though. 

        • Tatiana Luján

          The proportions don’t even work for the models he chose.

        • http://twitter.com/notquitesahm Emily Rice

          I think most of those styles would work better in the real world than on the models he chose. It’s like a child playing dress-up – the clothes almost always look better on an adult. And I think that a woman with some curves might make the styles seem more fitted and less “paper doll.”

          • http://twitter.com/amndad amanda lynn

            i agree; i totally think that they’ll look good in the real world.  even on plus size, which i know is not always the point.

        • adnama79

          I actually think that these clothes would look much better on real women than they do on these pre-pubescent stick figures. Which is the reverse of most designer collections.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

        VERY paper doll, in a good way. Love the T-shirts, cardigan, maxi dresses, and I’d wear pretty much everything with a tweak or two. I don’t think the exaggerated proportions are meant to be worn in real life as presented here. Hillary’s dress was way more fitted even when the shape was still unusual.

      • TieDye64

        You got it right. Paper dolls.

      • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

        My thought was “Marc Jacobs liked paper dolls and Fashion Plates as a kid”. I love being part of collective thinking. :)

        • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

           I loved Fashion Plates! I wish I still had them.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FBVC5LBEOWEHBYYCH3A2IZGZHI yahoo-FBVC5LBEOWEHBYYCH3A2IZGZHI

        I’ve been around paper dolls a lot in my lifetime–I wish there were more with exciting new clothes like these.

      • Greyl

        Yeah you’re right

    • Ceur

      Looks like kids playing dress-up. I couldn’t wear anything here except the blue sparkly tee. Nice to see some colours, though.

    • stoprobbers

      LAHV.

    • famousamy

      These models look so creepy to me. Like they are staring into my soul!

      • QueenOfTheHarpies

        Come play with us…

        Forever… and ever… and ever.

        • efishfan

          Emaciated Lady Mary and her friend Starving Frida Kahlo. The hunger is deafening.

      • MaryMitch

        I don’t understand why models must look so dour. These are pretty, colorful dresses; why can’t they smile?

      • rh33

         I thought of Amalie on the verge of madness.

    • http://twitter.com/GuliaGames Julia Carole James

      No. . .just no.

      • DeTrop

        I so agree.  What is going on?  

    • Sara__B

      Hello, patterns! Hello, color! Hello, too much of a good thing!

    • StellaZafella

      Pretty colors but I don’t get it…I’m old though.
      Some peices with the styling make me think of a younger Helena Bonham Carter before she met T. Burton and V. Westwood.

      • EveEve

        I get it….I just don’t like it. 

    • MoHub

      Ugly shoes don’t help either.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630191954 Adina Miller Holmes

        I want to pair up some of those dresses with Dr. Martens.

      • Spreecord

         I want to burn every pair of shoes in the collection. Hideous, HIDEOUS foot prisons.

        • Flooby

          Also look at the poor models’ abused feet!  Scrolling down was awful on this one.  

      • Spreecord

         I want to burn every pair of shoes in the collection. Hideous, HIDEOUS foot prisons.

    • deathandthestrawberry

      Why do some of the skirts and dresses look so wrinkly? They almost look like craft projects, or dare I say? Home-sewn.

      Anyway, I like the middle part of the collection the best, especially the pinkish plaid coat. The shorts sets are cute too. There is a lot of fun her, but much not to my taste. Still, those jackets. Yum.

    • AthenaJ

      Some of these outfits scream Edina Monsoon to me.

    • Christina Brennan

      I love the dresses for the most part, but combined with the shoes (which I find hiddy), it’s just too much.  

    • BrooklynBomber

      I love some of this. Some, not all.
      Puts me in mind of Jeanne-Marc.  (Google, and see their ’70s & ’80s galleries. )

      • holdmewhileimnaked

        oddly, i almost bought a piece of jeanne-marc the other day. theres one really nice kinda turquoisey skirt suit thats been showing up on ebay–i think it’s still there. i hadnt thought about them in years. this stuff reminds me a bit more of mr freedom; otoh, i can see wherefrom you are coming, as they say, as somebody must say anyway, too.

        • BrooklynBomber

          I didn’t know Mr. Freedom. This MJ collection actually strikes me as the love child of Jeanne-Marc, Marimekko, and Betsy Johnson (the little flower prints).

    • elemspbee

      Oh these are whimsy, pretty, cooky, and vibrant. the shoes as well. are they marc jacobs brand too?

    • SewingSiren

      I LOVE this collection. Especially the lacquered looking florals with the bow at the neck.  I also love the plaid/polka dot patch work. Even though I would look like a homeless bag lady wearing these , I would wear them anyway quite happily.

    • drbjudgingyou

      I’m just going to admit it. I have yet to like a single thing he does.  It’s all just so…unattractive.  Some of it looks like cheap quilts.  The others, 70′s wallpaper.  There were individual pieces that have potential, but it all seems to be a ploy to make women look as bad as possible. 

      Half of the pieces are wrinkled and appear to be made with tissue paper.  The sequined stripes are too heavy in all the pieces and hit the models in all the wrong places. 

      What is his appeal??

      • bobbi32

        I too have no idea what his appeal is.

      • http://www.facebook.com/luv2birdie Elana Bryan

        He uses the ugliest models and ugliest accessories…I don’t want to have to use my imagination so much when looking at a collection.  I’m more about wearability though…because I’m old.

        • holdmewhileimnaked

          the less ethnic looking model looks incredibly like my best friend of, oh, more than thirty years.

          • alyce1213

            She’s the attractive one. The more “ethnic” looking model is absolutely frightening.

        • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

          You and me both, sister!

      • giiiirrrr

         He used to make some beautiful clothes but over the past three years or so I just feel like he’s fucking with everyone.  “How about Jamiroquai pimp hats?  Shapeless Holly Hobby dresses?  A lace dress to the Met Gala?  What else can I get away with?”

        • understateddiva

           That’s sort of what I like about him…

      • VicksieDo

        He clearly HATES women.  

        • Flooby

          I ALWAYS think he’s trying to make grown up women look like little twee girls- this collection doesn’t change that impression.  It’s obnoxious.  

          • Judih1

            I agree with you. Never liked his clothes and hated the way he marketed his perfume for women Unlike michael kors who is a gay man who understands what women need Marc Jacobs is a gay man who is clueless and cruel towards women

        • roadtrip1000

           It doesn’t help that the models appear to be seething with anger. It looks as if they’re thinking “You want me to wear your clothes? I’ll wear your frigging clothes.” Come to think of it – their expressions do make sense.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I don’t get Jacobs, either, and don’t see the appeal.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      The stiff way some of the dresses look in these pictures reminds me of those paper dolls we used to have when I was a kid. They came with a couple of pages of dresses, which you cut out and then folded the tabs back to put the clothes on the dolls.

      Anyway, I’m surprised that I do like several of these clothes. Like you said, TLo, maybe not necessarily the way he has them presented here, but I can definitely see some individual pieces from this collection paired with other quieter pieces. What I don’t like is the stiffness of most of the bottoms. That will never be flattering on anyone.
       

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Holy god, is that ever not for me.

      • TropiCarla

        I’m with ya. Too many of them are kitchen curtains of yesteryear. 

        • raeb23

           exactly…i actively dislike every one of those prints!

    • schadenfreudelicious

      it looks like couture for clowns…and i dont like clowns…..

    • RebeccaKW

      I really love the colors and patterns.  A few of the dresses I love.  I think it’s the hair, plus the giant clod-hopper shoes, but I just see fancy Olive Oyl.

    • Ruth Kilby

      I love it!   Take that, Mary Katrantzou!  Okay, I probably wouldn’t wear any of it, but in my book this is Friday pretty, disguised as a runway fashion post.  My only problem with the pictures is those frail, skinny, twig-like little legs…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558631967 Ivona Foster

      The shoes are ghastly. Love the geometric patterns but if these are making these teeny tiny models look thick in the waist what will they do to mere mortals.

      I want to say cinching the waists and raising the hem would make a lot of these more wearable but then would it mess up the proportions ?! questions, questions…

      • Aurumgirl

        Well, the proportions would benefit from messing.

    • Kristin McNamara

      to my eyes, these are ALL just so hideously ugly, i can’t even bear it.

    • mjude

      i say why not!  its friday afternoon & i needed that.

    • Qitkat

      Little House on the Prairie should have been this…colorful.

      I hate most of these, some of the shiny prints remind me of oilcloth picnic spreads. Others seem like odd national costumes gone wrong. Unflattering fits, can’t imagine how they would look on a normal figure. Some look like really strange uniforms.

      I like #2 and #5 from the top; #6 from the bottom, and the brown shorts “suit.”

      What I do appreciate is that he is playing with strong, deep colors, curved color blocking, and odd proportions. It shakes us up and makes us look twice. Some of these may look much better in movement.

      • Elizabeth Davis

        It’s Little House on the Prairie on Acid.

        • http://kittysdrawings.com Esz

          I would say those first few are like the 30s on an acid trip. Big nods to that era there, and then it jumps to whacky 70s

    • VioletFem

      I like…the purses and coats. 

    • Marta Lilly

      I would like to see an example of someone really wearing these clothes, as in filling them out, not just acting as a human hanger. Who are these pieces designed for? I like some of them as compositions, but not sure if they are good as clothing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

      I would do dirty things to have that red and blue one towards the top with the tie-back at the neckline.

      • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

         That one is lovely, isn’t it? Caught my eye, too.

      • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

         That one is lovely, isn’t it? Caught my eye, too.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      unbelievably, my favorite collection of anyone’s all year, hands down, maybe for several years. i can scarcely point out which i like best, although i guess i could give the nod to the red & yellow suits [for wearability, at least for me]. it’s almost like i have to live long enough to see this stuff appear on ebay. never in a millionbillion years did i think i would say that about anything mr jacobs designed but, well, here we are.

      bravissimo bravo, sir.

      • TSkot

        Oh, Marc, so sneaky of you to come on here and pretend to be someone else.  ;-)

        • holdmewhileimnaked

          oh, i am always so critical of marc jacobs, always have been, & i hardly ever see anything i really like & i really do like this stuff–like, like a lot. it’s nice to like something a lot sometimes. & rare.

          edited to add:
          from reading the comments i think people either really like this stuff or hate it. now that, that is something thats not rare, at least in my life, at all–even if i kinda sorta wish it was. anyway.

          • SewingSiren

            I mostly agree with the critical comments “Eastern European farm women” and “Laminated quilt fabric” being two of my favorite reasons for loving the collection.

    • http://julia-here.livejournal.com/ Julia

      Amazing: the first designer collection ever to induce migraine. No, really, I’m not kidding, I need to go take a warm bath in the dark before I puke.

    • MilaXX

      I get that the runway show is about theatrics, but sometimes it all makes my head hurts. Had to look really hard to appreciate this collection. HATE all the shoes. Hated them the first time around and still don’t like them. However I see some potential in many of the pieces. Some just don’t need to be aired together like the wide legged pants with the dresses. Some of the dresses need to be hemmed on worn by the tall thin celebs. The coats & jackets can work with more conventional clothing, as could the tops. Surprisingly enough I like the dress on the right sans pants in #10 and the dress in #5. Pair them with better footwear and they would be really nice.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      No Marc, I will not wear your grandmother’s floral wall paper or muumuus.  

    • Stephanie Cooper

      ew. looks homemade. gross.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1129137319 Paula Pertile

      Love it all, especially that clump of plaid ones.

    • Laylalola

      OMG these things are hideous. They really do look like a bunch of 1970s home ec projects using Kmart material.

    • Judy_J

      The big floral prints (especially in the second and third photos) remind me of the oil cloth you can buy at Mexican import stores…the kind you see covering tables in Tex-Mex joints all over town.  I do like some of these pieces, though.  I’m drawn to the bright colors.  

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

        I agree that the colours are lovely – I don’t want to see people wearing these precise pieces, but the colours are great! I also like that one of the models has a tan line on her back.

    • michelle shields

      shudders

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      Fan-freakin’-tastic. I already scrolled through three times. I know that there might be only five or six things that I would even wear but it doesn’t matter; someone has to move fashion forward. And it sure as hell isn’t going to be Georgina Chapman. These are truly original, push the envelope, modern, and beautiful. I agree, I can’t wait to see more of these dresses out in the world. And hopefully their influence  on other things.

    • belfebe

      It is very pretty, but in real life some of them are channeling Sister Wives.

    • VicksieDo

      I cannot adequately convey how hideous I find these “clothes”.

    • Daisy James

      Love all the colors, don’t love all the proportions, HATE the shoes.

    • hughman

      The perfect accessory for these would be having 30 cats. 

      • marciekr

        Single best reply!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=601016544 Amy J Albin

      It looks like someone forgot to iron some of them (particularly the brown things in the middle).

    • lrhoff

      What fun!

    • http://www.filmsbyneptune.com/ Dani Colman

      Are they crazy?  Yes.  Do some of them look like quilting projects?  Yes.  Do they make me smile?  Definitely. I love the one in the 5th picture down – very summery.

    • Super_Red

      There were three or four pieces that made me pause and say “yes, that I can get behind” but the rest of it just kind of looks cracktastic. Sometimes I wish TLo ripped designer collections like they do project runway finale’s, because I’m pretty sure this collection would be cray cray coming from a PR contestant. 

    • lesmaha

      wow–I can’t get behind this at all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1576973112 Patricia Groves Dobrowski

      Frida?  Frida Kahlo?  Is that you?

    • http://twitter.com/mirrormirrorxx Paola Thomas

      I think Mary Katrantzou has a lot to answer for.  Also, he HATES bosoms doesn’t he?

    • LinXGUA

      60ish’s hippie bed sheets … wait!… 70′s beach party …  wait … Wonder Woman’s secret secretary identity … wait … Sofa … cut-out doll … hello, i’m yellow. Hello! i’m red! … tomato can … 70′s chinese mafia lady cliché …  apron.
      Who am i kidding? I love this collection! It’s so fun, colorful, bold and happy! I’d actually wear some of these. I can’t wait to see more celebrities wearing them!

    • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

      Da fuq.

    • Lina_bee

      I really wonder what the realworld versions will look like because most of these look totally unwearable. Fun and cartoonish, but the proportions are ridiculous.  I mean, this should be costuming for something a la Willy Wonka. Not so great in real life.

    • Katia Alba

      Marc Jacobs wants to be Prada. 

      (those shoes!!!)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlotte-Sanders/100000745060624 Charlotte Sanders

         EXACTLY!!  Some of this stuff reminds me of those hideous prints that Prada showed at the beginning of that line. Horror.  I hated that stuff then and I really hate this more.  Why would you want to make someone wear this fug and charge astronomical amounts of money to do so?  The Prada line quickly dropped all that ugly and saw the light.  Marc Jacobs, you should know better. Shame on you.

    • inprovo

      some of the head-on shots look like the model has been pressed into a scrap book.
       

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      I don’t get it, I really don’t. The fabric looks cheap, the shapes are unflattering. 

    • uprightcitizen

      Ugh. The short suits and fitted pieces are interesting, but half the fabrics look like they came from the cheap cotton quilters’ fabric section at JoAnn Fabrics and had a trip through a laminator. The first half of the dresses made me think of the TV character “Blossom,” if she had become an FLDS sister-wife … by way of Mumbai. If I compare this to the Donna Karan collection from a few days ago, which was elegant, pretty, and flatters a woman’s body, this collection is exactly the opposite in every way.

    • jilly_d

      nope.

    • ItchyInKentucky

      It’s as if Marcia Jan & Cindy were Sister-Wives and shopped with Mrs Roper.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=39301090 Alyssa Caruso Ivins

      thats some ugly shizz right there. NO woman will look good in these clothes – however i can’t imagine anything besides the label being motivation to actually wear any of this.

    • carolynmo

      What was that????

      No. Just no.

    • Glammie

      Mixed in with the crazy, there’s actually some pretty easy-to-wear stuff–some of the slim loose dresses have good proportions and a nice drape.  They’ll help finance the more out-there stuff.

    • cheesebomb

      The saddest clowns 1980s Eastern Europe has to offer.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

        I thought of Eastern European Farm Woman Bad Dream…..

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      The proportions on a lot of the dresses remind me of Korean wedding clothes.

      I feel like I actually know a lot of women (rich hippies, mostly) who would wear these. If I had the dough I’d snag that brown/red/turquoise skirt, a pair of the belted plaid shorts, and the green and red floral coat. Then I would never wear any of them in the same outfit.

      Gosh I love Mark Jacobs. If I wasn’t already 5’9″ with weak ankles I’d even wear some of those ridiculous shoes, maybe the red and turquoise.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      The proportions on a lot of the dresses remind me of Korean wedding clothes.

      I feel like I actually know a lot of women (rich hippies, mostly) who would wear these. If I had the dough I’d snag that brown/red/turquoise skirt, a pair of the belted plaid shorts, and the green and red floral coat. Then I would never wear any of them in the same outfit.

      Gosh I love Mark Jacobs. If I wasn’t already 5’9″ with weak ankles I’d even wear some of those ridiculous shoes, maybe the red and turquoise.

    • formerlyAnon

      I love the colors. There’s stuff here I can imagine dressing a younger woman than I in.

      But if anyone resembling the model in the thumbnail stares balefully at me when I next arrive at a “resort” I’m checking out IMMEDIATELY. Before it turns into a stalker/slasher-film-of-the-week.

    • marilyn

      Olive Oyl (Popeye’s girlfriend) finally got her own collection.  

    • marilyn

      Olive Oyl (Popeye’s girlfriend) finally got her own collection.  

    • Scarlet39

      Is this the fashion equivalent of a nervous breakdown?

    • snich11

      LOVE! All. of. it!

    • TSkot

      THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES, PEOPLE!!  Completely hideous and unwearable as shown!!

    • Nonnah

      I like the bold colors, but I think the proportions make them look like poorly fitted costumes.

    • YoungSally

      It’s interesting…but I wonder if his inspiration was Josie and the Pussycats.  

    • drdirection

      lots of pretty shapes for lots of pretty shapes

    • Aurumgirl

      I owned the dress in photo number 9 in 1993.  Mine was not a Frankendress though; it had pattern, was a shade of purple, and did not feature polka dots.   I loved it.  But the shoes the models are wearing in this collection look like alarmingly ugly torture devices.

    • LauraWL

      Not a fan of much of this (I admittedly don’t like prints unless they’re polka dots, stripes or checks tho). And I lament the fact that there aren’t bigger girls modelling these clothes to fill them out. Many of these might look good on a size 4-8 lady, especially the menswear inspired pieces. 

    • snarkykitten

      As my mother would say, they look like cast offs of Hugo the Tent Makers

      • formerlyAnon

        Big grin! My dad’s line was “dressed by Omar the tent maker.”

    • john v

      just because he’s a big name designer, doesn’t mean everything he makes is beautiful. in an editorial level, its pretty cool and fun to look at but i can’t really seeing real women wearing this stuff. maybe some of the shirts, shorts and couple of dresses toned down  but overall i find it kinda tacky and an eyesore

    • CatherineRhodes

      I LOVE this collection, but for chrissakes, give the models a sandwich!!!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JSTXMWWVZN2QNP2UEKJMTWD7U Isabel

        But the dresses make them look fat!

        It shows in their legs..

    • Valdri8

      I adore the clothes, but the models are frighteningly underweight. It is completely ridiculous.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Don’t cry for me, Argentina. The truth is I stole all these pieces. Some came from Russia. Some came from Turkey. I smuggled curtains. I smuggled cushions.

      It won’t be easy, you’ll think it strange when I try to explain what this shit is. That I made a big mess with all the things that I stole.

      You won’t believe me. All you will see is a couple of waifs, all dressed up for a Moldavian picnic. Or maybe a massacre. Or maybe hookers. Dressed up to the nines. Or sixes or sevens. Or even elevens. All at once. Yes, all at once.

      I see my tablecloth. I added spangles. I ADDED SPANGLES.

      • formerlyAnon

        I totally agree – and yet, most of the color is so glorious that I love looking at this. Wearing, not so much. Not me, anyway!

    • unbornfawn

      Shall we start taking bets on what lady star will be the first to wear those bell bottom shorts?

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      I can’t say anything nice about this collection.

    • JimiG

      70s Simplicity sewing patterns on crack. Or bath salts.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VA5XLSF3QRELSC3MUFSXLP4EIE rebecca

      Love the jackets. They are really my favorites. Fun collection. Reminds me of my Barbie paper dolls from the 70s.

    • 5HT

      I love it. It’s all so much fun – nothing I can see myself wearing of course, but I’d love to see someone pull it off in real life.

    • http://surelysonsy.blogspot.com/ Jessica | Surely Sonsy

      no. i think it’s all pretty hiddy, really. the exaggerated proportions are just…no…

       i like fashion for the sake of art and all, but this doesn’t do it for me.  the only chords it strikes are cloyingly dissonant ones.

    • NCDFan

      It’s awfully shiny for resort wear.

    • ankali

      Some of the dresses are marginally cute, but a lot of them look flammable. I don’t want something that looks like my grandmother’s nylon bathrobe from when I was little.

    • TomBord

      F.a.s.h.i.o.n. V.i.c.t.i.m.i.z.a.t.i.o.n.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K3O2QNXDJIU3AJINAGNJRYWDZ4 mrspotts66

      it’s the twins from “the shining”, all grown up with fugly shoes.
      i do like some of the bags.

    • Tatiana Luján

      Why would you do this to yourself? Love the colors, hate the proportions.

    • Carleenml

      people are seeing Little House on the Prairie, Sister Wives, the 80s, the 90s, the Ropers, the Bradys… and I’m seeing Frida Kahlo. So I give him props.

    • Louise Bryan

      Very bright, pretty colors and prints.  Dreadfully hard to wear clothes that make the models look like Holly Hobby rag dolls minus the hat.

    • Thathoodwink

      Olive Oyl shoes.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Eh, not fond of the dresses.  They don’t do much for me at all.

      The one big-eyed model looks like Amanda Seyfried has dyed her hair and put in some dark contacts.

    • taira li

      Clothes gypsies would love

    • guest2visits

      I always wondered who bought those crazy bolts of loud, kountry korn material in the discount barrels.
      Apart from that; there are some good structures waiting to be released from whatever Disney dimension they’re stuck in;
      as in the violet plaid coat, the tea length print dresses with the bow top bodices, and maybe the one jacket pattern that is
      repeated throughout.   As they are here though; everything seems unattractive and unwearable.  I may need Advil now.

    • http://twitter.com/nonchalantanna Anna

      These outfits look awful on these poor models. I mean, this look is so HEAVY while these girls are so tiny. And the prints and colors are supposed to lift this collection up, despite the fitting and styling, but I do not think it is working here. I will be surprised to see these outfits looking good on someone.

    • Sarah Thomas

      This is the sartorial equivalent of those 1970s Weight Watchers recipe cards that told you to mix chopped clams, peanut butter, and raisins.

    • TieDye64

      There are some pieces that I like, some are are weirdly twee, and others are “hell no”.

    • Kirsten Henry

      in love.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paige-Boerman/670140590 Paige Boerman

      Pretty sure those shoes were Bratz doll rejects. Ew.

    • http://twitter.com/Kikishua CMS

      I really love most of the dresses that hit mid calf.  But not the shoes.  NEVER the shoes.  

    • Verascity

      Wow. Sure is 1990s in here.

    • http://twitter.com/JohnOCinJP John O’Connell

      This is ridiculous. And not in a good way.

    • charlotte

      He clearly hasn’t learned the lesson not to overuse patterns. Some of these patterns would look nice on a skirt, but not like… this. It’s just too much.

    • spooki C

      Horrible. Wrinkly, stiff, scratchy looking fabrics made into ill fitting mu-mus paired with nasty shoes. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/josette.arvizu Josette Arvizu

      those shoes are the high heel versions of the ones Kramer wears on the episode of Seinfeld where he bites his tongue and people think he has special needs.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/josette.arvizu Josette Arvizu

       Yeah.   was thinking american gothic in technicolor

      • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

         With the models, I started thinking about Frida Kahlo

    • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

      Color color color!! The Marc Jacobs girl is the most fun-loving girl on holiday.

    • eight_of_nine

      Fug, fug, fug.

    • Stubenville

      Everything looks awkward – clothes, shoes, models, styling, poses. Awkward.

    • ConnieBV

      Except for a couple of pieces, THIS IS SIXTEEN SHADES OF UGLY.

    • granddelusion

      Omg, those shoes take right back to the 70s! Ugly then, ugly now.

    • bluefish

      Love this collection.  For the very young of course but at last something truly original — and well styled.  Many of these remind me of that glory period between 72-78.  Colors, shapes, attitudes.  If only we had appreciated that time when it was going on.

      Kudos MJ — Love it!

    • halleygee

      I would never wear any of these pieces, but I loved looking at it! I also really, like really love the shoes! Wouldn’t wear them in a million years but again, I loved looking at all of this.

    • Truly_Outrageous

      I know these clothes aren’t for everyone but they look very colorful and fun. The models dont but the clothes do. I like it a lot.

    • Susan Crawford

      Very Omega Workshop, Dorelia John, Vanessa Bell and Charleston Farm. I’m a fan!

    • fashionzombie

      My god, do I love the shoes.

    • golspie

      Isn’t that the MacPoyle sister?

    • PeaceBang

      Oh man, set me up with some of those shoes. I love a lot of this, and would love a lot more if the garments weren’t sticking awkwardly out from the model’s body looking so stiff and ill-fitting. I can’t tell what’s going on with the design, and it doesn’t help that they’re doing the dead-stand-and-stare. 

    • RzYoung

      Wow bright! I really love it!

    • KatDuck

      When I was in China I lived near a pair of delightful older women who spent their days hanging out in a nook on the sidewalk, rather like the stereotypical midwestern old men on the porch of a general store. They had, I’m sure, lived through some pretty crazy times and their style at that point was “it’s a top, it’s a bottom, both are clean, thus they match.” These clothes are the high end version of that and I love them for the wonderful memories they bring up. Not so sure I can pull them off (no, wait, I’m sure I can’t) but the memories are appreciated.

    • Timothy Scott

      1976 called. Dorothy Hamill wants her haircut & clothes back!

    • ediskrad

      whoa, whoa, WHOA. I don’t often see clothes I would die for, but you can go ahead and throw me in the casket with all these outfits. I think they would do great in the real world on a myriad of body types. Plus they look super comfortable- something a lot of designer clothes are definitely lacking. They are so wonderfully colorful and have such great shapes that they could be styled in so many ways. I am really excited about this line. *standing ovation*

    • ediskrad

      whoa, whoa, WHOA. I don’t often see clothes I would die for, but you can go ahead and throw me in the casket with all these outfits. I think they would do great in the real world on a myriad of body types. Plus they look super comfortable- something a lot of designer clothes are definitely lacking. They are so wonderfully colorful and have such great shapes that they could be styled in so many ways. I am really excited about this line. *standing ovation*

    • Greyl

      Well, his collections vary. Sometimes they are so fantastic, and other times it makes me shudder.

      • Greyl

        Either way the guy’s totally out there. SS 14 he went for a halloween/victorian/hawaiian surfer look. Strange right? I know.