Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2013

Marc Jacobs stated that “Young girls need to learn that sexiness isn’t about being naked,” and this was apparently a theme to this show. (By the way, I couldn’t agree more with this comment.) The irony is, his first look was a t-shirt with panties (or maybe that was a bikini bottom, but still, it was a no-pants look) followed by a coat with a pair of panties underneath. Um, isn’t this what we call a hypocrite?

And those weren’t the only hypocrisies, there were sheer, cropped blouses, bra tops, tons of no-pants looks, and plenty of bare midriffs to be seen. However, the abundance of lovely coat suits and skirts suits were both cool and modest (aside from the fact that we could see hip bones. But I think that was because the models were so thin, the skirts were falling off them.) All in all, I’d say the show was pretty good, with a well-developed stripes theme that worked beautifully on suits, day dresses, and evening. And let’s face it, after last season’s furry hat fiasco, anything looks good.

I love…

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the stripes in this collection. Nothing new, nothing special, but they look nice. (Although can someone tell this model to pull up her skirt?!?!)

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the perfect leather coat.

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a very Marc Jacobs, prim, pretty dress.

I loathe…

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sheer, cropped blouses. This is another total contradiction to his quote about sexiness and nudity.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Rudolf Barney-Seabra

    This is Prada nineties, not impressed. The fact Cathy Horyn was gushing about it makes me think that I am the only one who’s not getting it.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    You need to put things into perspective: last season was disgusting. After that, this season looks amazing. That’s what it has come down to with Marc Jacobs, who was once a genius but now produced so-so collections.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Many big publications can’t afford to piss off their advertisers, so yes, their reviews tend to be quite bland. It seems like only the newspaper critics (Suzy Menkes, Cathy Horyn, etc…) can say what they really think. And while I know I have pissed off some brands, I do love being able to say when something is shit. Not a lot of bloggers do that anymore, some have realized that they don’t want to upset big brands because of potential collabs and gifting. I’ve pretty much burned bridges with the brands I criticize, so I’ve got nothing to lose at this point ;-)

  • Rudolf Barney-Seabra

    It seems interesting to me that journalistic ethics are shown by a blogger who is a fashion designer. That just shows how absurd things have become nowadays. By the way, I applaud you for that, even if we don’t always agree on many things.
    I think Marc Jacobs has been put too high lately and it seems to me that he has been doing nothing but trying to mimic Miuccia Prada’s aproach to fashion, which in itself is already quite a patchy one in regards to results: When it works, it’s fantastic, but when it doesn’t…
    Jacobs doesn’t have her sense of irony or wit, and when he veers on perverse, it seems always a bit…silly? Like Warhol’s films of Candy Darling thinking she is Marilyn Monroe. Candy doesn’t really know what it all means, and the worst part is being Marilyn was not that great in the first place. What I find astonishing is the fact Jacobs is quite talented himself and has made some really good things, so why is he on this path? It is not like he is on the start of his career and may be insecure as to what direction to follow. Is it to prove his power, like Karl Lagerfeld seems to do sometimes, that anything, as hideous as it is, will be considered genius if he does it?I just think he is better than this. Or used to be, I don`t know. What I do know is that this collection is interesting, but way below Jacobs capability.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Thanks for your kind words, I appreciate them. You’ve made some great points about Jacobs. Could it be that he is simply losing his spark? If this had happened 20 years ago, he would have slowly been forgotten. However, in our modern society where fashion designers are stars in the real world and in social media, it makes it more difficult for him to disappear (and make room for someone new.) I don’t know, all I know is that I haven’t seen something of his that has made me happy in a very, very long time.

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