Marc Jacobs Spring 2013

Marc Jacobs’s Spring 2013 collection presented boldly striped fabrics which were used on just about everything from separates to dresses in a variety of lengths and styles.

I loved the ruffled collar pieces which gave a quirky touch to this 60s-inspired collection.

Other details included scalloped edges and peplum details in this surprisingly wearable collection which features low-slung skirts, cropped jackets, T-shirts, ladylike coats, pencil skirts and A-line skirts.
As the collection moved on – at a very fast pace – the stripe prints progressed into psychedelic geometric prints, which is what I called the red-carpet portion of the presentation.

I would love to see Tilda Swinton wearing that black-and-white striped beaded jumpsuit and I think Rose Byrne would look equally comfortable in the final look: a T-shirt-style dress with chiffon inserts in the skirt.

The pale-face trend continues at Marc Jacobs, with the model’s hair side-parted into messy ponytails.
Key accessories included pointy bags and a selection of bags and totes, some of which incorporated stripes.

The presentation ended with all the models taking to the runway to the welcome of flash bulbs popping at the speed of light. This was the moment my camera battery sadly decided to die, leaving me without the money shot.

Front Row: Rose Byrne, Alexa Chung, Ricky Martin, Karen Elson, Kristen Wiig, and Hailee Steinfeld

Favourites: Striped jumpsuit and striped maxi dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Datoka Fanning, Elle Fanning, Chloe Sevigny, Elizabeth Olsen, Carey Mulligan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Zooey Deschanel, Tilda Swinton, Lizzy Chaplan and Rose Byrne


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9 Responses to Marc Jacobs Spring 2013

  1. Beta September 13, 2012 at 08:34 #

    I browsed through the Marc by Marc Jacobs and I loved it. This one im finding it a bit difficult.
    That man is incredible, he makes so many collections!

  2. carolina September 13, 2012 at 02:40 #

    Just, no. It swings back and forth from derivative (1960s Mary Quant and Pucci) to downright clownish. The few looks that are decent are unremarkable to say the least. I mean, it’s frankly not even innovative.

  3. CreoleLady September 12, 2012 at 19:25 #

    WTH!!??! Step right up, the Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey Circus travelling trunk show is in town. Get your Halloween circus costume here.

    I haven’t clicked through, basing my comment on these four looks, so maybe I’m being unfair. Or not.

  4. tom September 12, 2012 at 18:57 #

    i actually really like the graphic nature of the collection…but i will say that bare midriff are just not appropriate for most occasions…

  5. Luis September 12, 2012 at 16:03 #

    Praise for every garbage Marc Jacobs touch!

  6. Yeliz September 12, 2012 at 15:49 #

    I looked and looked at this collection and tried to find something I like, but nope, there isn’t even one Look that I like. Sorry, Marc.

    • Francois Bresmal September 12, 2012 at 16:09 #

      +1… But the leather coat was nice!
      No favorites FC?

    • dee September 12, 2012 at 16:29 #

      Same here.

    • EmmaWoodhouse September 13, 2012 at 13:41 #


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