Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 Collection

Posted on October 10, 2012

Thank you, fashion angels. This is JUST what we need right now.



We don’t know about the rest of y’all, but lately, the world of fashion feels like it needs to up its anti-depressant medication. So much of what’s walking the runways feels dreary to us. Well, Marc Jacobs appears to be in a great mood. Looking to the work of minimalist artist Daniel Buren for his inspiration, Jacobs offered up an eye-popping collection of brightly colored checks and minamilist florals with a heavy ’60s mod influence. We love it.



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  • NIPPLES!!!!

    • Also, you know, fabulous colors and a hell of an eye-catching print in those checks.  

  • A. W.

    These don’t read minimalist to me at all, these are a kick in the head of color and pattern and GOOD design. I think it’s great that Marc was able to truly be inspired by an artist – learn and appreciate, and then take it in his own direction with his own aesthetic.

  • PastryGoddess

    Loved watching this fashion show.  I think I played it at least 3 times.  The Elevators were genius

  • I always feel weird lusting after fashion with nipples, but give me a cami to wear under it, and I’ll take one of everything.

  • Lisa Kramp

     That’s a LOT of pattern there. But I tell you, I’d rob a bank to have any or all of those jackets and coats.

  • The row starting with the 2 bright green pieces? I’ll take them all, please.

    Also, if the very last piece was a gown instead of a jumpsuit (at least that’s what it looks like to me), it would be stunning with a colorful liner on a semi-regular human.

  • This is fantastic.  There are maybe 3 pieces I don’t like.  In fact, this is one of those collections that I can’t sketch for 24 hours after seeing because it’s so appealing that I’m afraid I’ll start borrowing ideas from it unconsciously.

  • hughman

    “Come play with us”

    ON IT.

  • ccinnc

    Cute and fresh.

  • imspinningaround


  • StellaZafella

    Still not comfortable with the hip huggers…wasn’t in the 60’s either….but

    WOW, just WOW! Hee, Hee!

    •  Looks like the world is swinging back to low waistlines.

      I hope I’m wrong.

  • Oh, Marc, you crazy kid. I love this collection. It takes the Op Art movement from the SIxties. and adds a great new spin on it, proportionally. LURV!

    • AnnaleighBelle

      He’s apparently really nice, too.  He was really sweet to my daughter, a lowly waitress at the time (and she didn’t even know who he was, he was just Marc. 

      • He inspires rather fanatic loyalty, for his consideration of his staff.  He knows how hard they wrok, and makes sure they get properly taken care of.

  • charlotte

    Here comes the killjoy: I think some of these look like shower curtains. Love the jackets and coats though.

  • MilaXX

    Love the color and the prints, hate all the peek a boos and sheers. Line that stuff and close the jackets/add some shirts and I’m all in.

  • Love the green pieces!  And the grey and yellow, too!  

  • Carla_Charlton

    There was a Courreges store in my hometown when I was growing up and this reminds me a lot of those clothes.

    • Karen Maslowski

       Yes! Very much so.

      Those boxy looks do nothing for women with curves, though.

  • Vickiefantastico

    I do like the Rorschach/flower prints, but I absolutely can’t stand the checkered looks. I hate being a downer, but they hurt my eyes.

  • What a great collection! I’m not sure how well the ‘bathroom tile’ pieces will translate to off-the-runway, but the other pieces are lovely. I esp like the minimalist floral prints – very spring-y and interesting. Nice work.

    •  I was thinking the same thing… lining the “tile” pieces could either transform these into something really wearable and accessible, OR completely obliterate the concept that Marc Jacobs was going for.

      • l_c_ann

        You mean the Marc Jacobs who wears his own lace skirts see through?

        •  Touche! This collection is rather UN-vulgar, particularly for him, and particularly compared to the way that he dresses himself.

  • Love all the coats!!

  • Tatiana Luján

    It makes me mad that the designers don’t even bother to cover the models’ nipples ¡Come on!

    • kimmeister

      ¿Verdad que sí?  When I saw “this is JUST what we need,” I immediately thought, “Nipples and navels?”

  • It’s definitely fabulous, but…  The florals on one side of both garments look a little bleachstain-y to me…

  • PinkLemon

    love the play on scale

  • He just makes it look so easy. Damn.

  • The grey and yellow flowered pieces are my favourites and I would KILL for one of those snap-top, checkerboard handbags. It’s a very nice collection – my quibbles are with the sheer things, which I loathe, but I’m sure would be lined when worn by a real person. At least I’d hope so. 

  • Can we just stop it with the sheer already. Most of us know what skin looks like, and exposed nipples isn’t sexy or rique, its just vulgar and played out at this point. I know most of these looks will end up lined, or with bras and briefs peeking out. I just don’t find it appealing and it seems pointless (granted their are points for every one to see whether they want to or not) 

    • MRC210

      Yes.  Those first two pieces?  Shower curtains over nipples and white panties.  I was completely over this look after those first two photos.

  • Clueless_Jock

    Beautiful! Thank God Jacob’s over his Grey Gardens phase.

  • It’s a beautiful, eye-catching collection, though I wouldn’t wear a single piece. I love the color and the bold patterns. Yellow, grey and green are also some of my favorite colors right now. 

  • SpcilK

    So much fun. I really like the retro silhouettes and the kicky patterns and graphics.

  • I can see Anne Hathaway in the green checkered mini,fresh from a pretend daytime errand, the camera shot would be mid-stride on some LA sidewalk. I see Solange in the long yellow checkered v-neck dress, standing in front of a step and repeat for a Sharpie event. And I see Ginnifer Goodwin in the jumpsuit because its all wrong for her and we, the audience are her disapproving parents.

  • What doesn’t induce a stroke in you makes you stronger.

  • DominoEstella


  • Well just what we’ve been waiting for ladies, clothes to play peek-a-boo with our nipples. 

  • Sarah Thomas

    First Marc Jacobs collection I haven’t hated in forever.

  • Judy_J

    Love the op art graphics.  Not so in love with the sheer/see thru looks.

  • formerlyAnon

    Love the geometrics.

    Not so sure about the floral/leafy silhouettes, I’m not comfortable with the scale though I like the shape of the clothing upon which they are silk screened(?).

  • kimmeister

    I’ll pass on all of the checkers, except maybe a couple of the jackets.

    I do really like some of the florals though, especially the white dress with the green flowers.

  • I especially like the visible nipples.  High art, indeed.  I feel like a game of checkers for some reason..

  • Trisha26

    Good lord no to most – even in a conceptual way. I hate yellow but the long yellow coat and skirt are nice, the grey & white checked mini & the grey & white large check coat are super cute. 

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    You need teenage boobies? Wouldn’t have been my first guess.

    I adore Marc Jacobs, and this collection is a delightfully fun addition to what looks to be the most depressing Spring in fashion history. I love the bold patterns and striking colors with the clean silhouettes. I just get tired of seeing underage model-boobies peeking out sometimes. No one wears it that like that anyway (even Bai Ling has the decency to bust out the electrical tape).

    • Not to single you out, because a bunch of people focused on the same thing, but enough with the nipple discussion, guys. It’s a runway show, that’s what they do at runway shows. It’s theater and they’re just nipples. Try and focus on the clothes.

  • Enough with the nipple discussion, guys. It’s a runway show, that’s what they do at runway shows. It’s theater and they’re just nipples. Try and focus on the clothes.

  • PeaceBang

    Paging Emma Watson! 

  • I LOVE this!  I love the matching pairs, and the clothes are fabulous!

  • poggi

    I have never really been drawn to this 60s mod look, probably because it is so ill-suited to my figure, but these would be really cute on the right girl.  I also really like the big floral patterns, particularly the grey and yellow.  Vibrant and fun.

  • ccm800

     love this minimal aesthetic. The color story really puts int into a class by itself. He may be a big old attention whore but he earns it in design chops.

  • kategs

    Oh boy, I can’t go there.  My eyes hurt.

  • guest2visits

    Love it all; even though I wish the see-thru checkered looks were lined.

  • LOVE IT.  Man, this is fun.  Wish I had a ton of cash so I could buy everything that isn’t full length.

  • quiltrx

    I like!!!  Beautiful and bold, and the whole collection definitely says “spring” to me.

  • Let it out

    Why did Jacobs have to style them so literally?  I’d like this collection so much better if he’d created a little tension between the mod and the modern.  It feels derivative and it didn’t have to.

  • anyone in the industry including JLo sisters can praise to this as being admirable (otherwise they could be severe punished)… but the word is between fashionistas (me included) this collection pretty much sucks (it’s on trend with all major houses, the thing these days is about selling shoes and bags and not clothes. so u better improve the set) … but back to the collection being bad, various reasons, it’s too much derivative from marc jacobs (self name) collections, it’s not fresh… it reads a lot armani… those chess boards are not flatering to anyone besides a size 0 and dont be foolish by the grandiosity of the show… i mean last season manish arora took rabanne in roller escalators as well but manish is like a king in terms of creativity and marc jacobs is just an apprentice in project accessory (just to dismiss all doubts)… those print flowers are disconnected and they dont fit right on the fabric… it’s like if they are not part of the ensemble… too big, too distractive… i’m dying to see how this collection will respond on red carpets and stuff like that… cause baby when that happened u could blame the styling, the girl being fat or the shoes, but actually THE DRESS being UGLY and DATED as texas would be the correct answer

  • sometimes i get a reality check “it’s america sort of way” i read comments about nipples… i mean… u guys come to a so called fashion blog to discuss if nipples are appropriate or not for a runway??? awesome

  • SewingSiren

    I like the shoes more than anything. Pointy toe flats are a nice change up from recent years.

    • Iroqhard

      Those are all flats???? LOVE THEM. MUST HAVE. Oh wait, I’m poor. 

      • SewingSiren

        I think that most of them are, just by the position of the foot when walking. I can’t see around to tell for absolutely sure. They should be flats though, shouldn’t they?

        • BrooklynBomber

          I’m pretty sure they’re very low but teeny little heels. If you go to fashionbombdaily and search on Vuitton 2013 review, then scroll down to the 4th picture (same as 2nd from bottom right, here, but bigger), it looks like there’s a tiny low heel on the model on the left (the one in the white peekaboo checkerboard skirt and white top).

  • Apocalipstick Now Redux

    I love sleeves on the runway.  

  • Chantelle James

    Are those… flat shoes I see? Finally! I hope this is a sign that the super-high, heavy, platform shoes are on their way out. The pointy toe is a bit 80s to me, but I can live with that.

    While I most love the check used for the last two outfits, I’d wear just about anything here if i could afford it.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Cute but gimmicky. And I realize the naked checkerboard is runway only, but if it was every daring, it just looks childish at this point. Ooh! panties! Naked boobies! Grow up already.

  • nancylee61

    Very nice!!! Love that chartreuse combination block! I love happy clothes!! I can see a lot of different women in these clothes: blondes, brunettes and even redheads in these vivid shades. Very smart collection!

  • EEKstl

    J’adore!  J’ especially adore that green and white checked coat.  Yum!

  • My comment wasn’t really directed at nipples, its the sheer fabric throughout the collection, I just don’t think sheer fabric over skin is a sexy look. Either bare the skin or cover it in opaque fabric. Its a shit or get off the pot type moment for me. 

  • Melissa Kramer

    Those checks are shower-curtain-tastic but I love all of this anyway. Now if only I could afford it, and if I could afford it, if only I could wear it … fashion dreams

  • How can this be called clothes if it doesn’t even cover your nipples?