15.02.12

Marc Jacobs Fall 2012

Marc Jacobs and milliner Stephen Jones brought Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter to life with an oversized floppy hat worn by the models during his Fall 2012 fairytale-themed runway show on Monday evening.

It wasn’t just the hats that were oversized; coats, jackets, skirts and scarves, held together with large safety pins, all got the same ‘bigger is better’ treatment.

These pieces would make for very cosy winter attire.

It’s no wonder that everything was so oversized because there was a lot of layering. One look had a shrug over a jacket, over a dress with cropped pants.

The colour palette ranged from moody hues of black, forest green, violet and navy, to bubbly pastel pinks.

Textures were rich and patterns ranged from jacquard and brocade to paisley and floral.

Key accessories included chunky shoes with big embellished buckles paired with shimmering socks and oversized top handle bags in ostrich or lacquered leather.

Which pieces will we see on the red carpet?

Well, if you strip down the layering there were many cute embellished and shimmering dresses that I’m sure we will see on front-row attendee Dakota Fanning, or we will see commercial versions of these looks on the red carpet.

Helena Bonham Carter is probably the only person who could pull off all of these looks as presented – hats included.

Look 40, the hologram sequined dress with the rosette details around the neckline, is the most red carpet ready look of this collection.

Who wants to place a bet that Anna Dello Russo will wear one of these hats before fashion week (month) ends in March?

Front Row: Maria Sharipova, Rose Byrne, Jared Leto, and Dakota Fanning

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Leighton Meester, Datoka Fanning, Elle Fanning, Chloe Sevigny, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Zooey Deschanel, Helena Bonham Carter and Rose Byrne

Credit: Style.com & hat pictures belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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13 Responses to Marc Jacobs Fall 2012

  1. AW February 15, 2012 at 18:02 #

    At this point I don’t like any of it. It seems kind of silly to work so hard designing a collection then muck it up by throwing it all on top of each other.

    Hopefully we’ll get a chance to see the collection more simplified.

  2. Alina February 15, 2012 at 18:02 #

    I can see Look 40 on Sarah Jessica Parker (the good SJP, not the one who ruins a beautiful dress with the accesories).

  3. MEME February 15, 2012 at 18:04 #

    Ummmmmm…. yeah…. I want to see each piece individually…. I do like that first jacket by itself….

  4. Rebecca Z February 15, 2012 at 18:11 #

    Ugh, they look like bag ladies.

    • EmmaWoodhouse February 15, 2012 at 19:23 #

      Lol, they do! I didn’t like this!

  5. dee February 15, 2012 at 18:28 #

    I don’t like any of it. I am not a fan of Marc Jacobs anyway.

  6. mm February 15, 2012 at 18:45 #

    everyone looks so frumpy and i imagine overheated. I can get pass that

  7. Hannah February 15, 2012 at 19:17 #

    I seriously hope that Leighton doesn’t opt for MJ (depending on how LV is this season) for the emt gala this year.
    She has the last 3 years, but I so hope she doesn’t this year.

  8. Elisa February 15, 2012 at 21:10 #

    Never really understood the whole Marc Jacobs-thing, and now I absolutely do not understand it! This is just… bad :-)

    • Emi February 16, 2012 at 08:05 #

      I agree with you. I think that every piece will be modified, but according to what I see… it’s a very unflattering collection, and he does the same with LV. Does he hate women?

  9. Ade February 16, 2012 at 06:53 #

    Who says you have to BE homeless to LOOK homeless. Salvation Army Fall 2012 right here.

  10. Mary February 16, 2012 at 07:58 #

    I loved the Marc by Marc jacobs collection but this one I’m not so sure about. It’s like he threw on a bunch of clothes together in the dark. The models must have been sweating underneath all those layers.

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