Catherine Malandrino Spring 2014 Collection

Posted on September 15, 2013

Catherine Malandrino Spring 2014 Collection






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  • kirkyo

    75 percent super cute. 25 percent trying too hard.

    ETA love the graphic in the thumbnail.

    • Perfect assessment on your part.

      • boweryboy

        I couldn’t agree more with both of you.

  • TrixieConQueso

    This collection must be called “Hideous to Fabulous- Color me Confused.” or “Still Trying to Sell the Drop-Crotch – Anyone… Anyone…?”

  • marlie

    Some interesting pieces. I like the color scheme very much.

  • Amanda Miller

    Love this collection. Most of it seems very wearable for more than a size 2, love the colors, love the little details and colors that keep the clothes from being too traditional. Although I am not sure I am on board with the Aladdin pants.

  • Synnamin

    I almost want to call this collection: “The Midwest has a Sad” – a lot of the pieces feel kind of dust-bowl chic (a phrase which really shouldn’t exist) with a slice of Americana, Texas beaches, and… drop crotches?

  • AmeliaEve

    Clothes that actually look summery! I would wear the heck out of that sundress with the sailboat print.

  • MilaXX

    Meh. nothing really bad here, but not that spectacular.

  • hughman

    What you wear to the Mommy Blog Awards.

    • charlotte

      The award winner is the mom that turned her preschool kid’s pajamas into clothes for herself.

  • LaSylphide

    OK, but some of the fabrics look like the kind used for children’s pajamas.

  • I love the colors and the fun proportions, but for the first time this season, was really distracted by how slender some of the models were.

    • Synnae

      So was I, and then I watched some of the S/S 2013 Paris couture collections. Suddenly these girls look healthy…

  • Latin Buddy

    Some of these are BEGGING for JLo/Naya Rivera

  • Synnae

    Not a very cohesive collection in my opinion – I saw some great jersey stuff (that orange top on the 6th model, the red halterneck maxi dress) but also some items which are just totally WTF (drop crotch pants???) and some stuff which is just totally not my style but I can see on a certain type of woman.
    Do agree with the commentator below who noted this is wearable for normal sizes, in fact some of it (the sailboat dress, blue striped maxi) would even work very well on taller plus-sizes!

  • Yeah…no. Not my bag.

  • LJCdoc

    I love sailing and sailing adjacent stuff, but lots of these are just hideous.

  • conniemd

    The navy blue calf length gown with the elaborate neck cut-outs would look fabulous on the RC for a lot of teen stars. I hate all the baggy pants (harem, drop crotch). At least it it is unquestionably a Spring collection with some cute pieces.

    • ankali

      The navy blue dress stood out for me as well. Also liked the hot pink gown, but everything else is as underwhelming to me as her Fall collection this year, which was a big freaking nothing.

  • Trickytrisha

    Do not like.

  • sleepycat

    WAY too literal. All the pieces, except for the cool leather jacket near the top and that one black dress with the cut outs, are basically Catherine Maladrino for KMart.

  • A little bit nautical, a little bit French Revolution, and a little bit crazy. I like how she did sailboats without going preppy, somehow. The collection is scattered on the whole, but she was definitely having fun with shapes. Mostly fun to look at, and plenty of pieces I’d like to wear.

  • Datura

    These are probably the only attractive looking harem pants I’ve seen since that style has had a mini-renaissance for whatever reason.

    • meowing

      sorry, but I see the opposite of “attractive” with the harem pants. Fugly. And a weird combo of sister-wife dresses and patriotic red, white and blue. All of the place, and none of them are places I want to go.

  • KaytJ

    I couldn’t pay attention to any of the clothes because these models are grossly underweight. And yes, all the shows utilize models that are very thin and tall and do not represent the average woman, I know. But I feel the weights of the models used in this collection crossed a line Into skeletal. It’s especially visible in the upper arms and the thighs. I do not mean to single out Catherine Malandrino as the only designer/ show guilty of this but here it is the most prominent. Let’s reintroduce “healthy” into our definition of “beauty!”
    And the clothes are nice…

  • Glam Dixie

    I did not like one single bit of this.

  • Ms_Flyover

    From a number of these I get “Catherine Malandrino for Alfred Dunner.”

    • decormaven

      Yes, many of these skew that way.

  • rage_on_the_page

    Love it!

  • Donna Tabor

    Couture just ain’t what it used to be.

  • cindiaune

    That was an every other one collection for me. Loved 50% of it, the other 50% looked like sleepwear to me!

  • imspinningaround

    I feel like a lot of this (the eyelet, the sailboat-printed skirts, the airplane-print top) will trickle down to Talbots and that makes me happy.

  • Nancer

    No. Just no.

  • anotherkate

    I like the color palette, and the play on proportions is interesting, if not always flattering (hammer pants, why are you?).

  • Akmall Razlan

    this collection is pure art! amazing, truly amazing!

  • kimmeister

    The first few looks are very proud of the bleu-blanc-rouge. The sailboat print reminds me of when my stylish ‘grandma’ went to a wedding in Minnesota and came back ridiculing a certain woman who had worn a dress covered in sailboats.

    Strangely enough, I actually like the Barbie pink knee-length jumpsuit. But then I got to the dropcrotch one with a boxer’s hood and cringed.

  • lilazander

    WOW, how exquisite and fun her clothes are!

  • tereliz

    Oooh, sailboat dress! WANT. Call me crazy, but I kind of want one of those hooded harem-onsies for the weekend. Looks comfy. 😉

  • oohsparkley!

    I was hating until I saw the pink dress then there were a few more I liked.

  • demidaemon

    She sure likes her red, white, and blue, which sometimes works, and sometimes looks super juvenile. Also, this is the designer who Alexandria clearly a) aspires to be b) should work for or c) desperately copies, depending on your interpretation.

  • Not my taste.

  • quiltrx

    Did someone from this house get kidnapped and taken to J Mendel mid-collection? Some similar textiles here and there.

  • jmorino08

    This looks very Resort Wear to me. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Just some very specific looks for a general spring line. But that eyelet! Stella for Stars! Give me all the eyelet!!

  • Anplica Fiore

    Love the blue-black ombre. The rest, not so much.

  • frannyprof

    Love the blue & white &bird/fish prints. Make me want to jump on a yacht and sail around the Greek Isles. Now all I need to do is find myself a Mr. (or Ms.) Moneybags.