Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013 p. 1

The Marc by Marc Jacobs SS2013 collection is a masterclass in the mixing of colors and patterns.  Hopefully these clothes will be bought by customers and studied by fashion design students and aspiring stylists. 


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  1. Monsieur Marcel

    September 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I dare say he’s taken some cues from the street fashions on The Sartorialist.

    • axeaboutme

      September 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    • fatou2002

      September 12, 2012 at 1:57 am

      I agree with Monsieur Marcel, I feel like he has borrowed from your look book. This for me is not a about great collection, it is about good styling, but sth that every one of the people from your photos does better and often at a lesser cost (with vintage and top street items) and with more oomph.
      So, there you go, I think he should dedicate the collection to the stylish people from the street and to you for making a record of these people. Nice legacy, Mr Sart.

      • Parny

        September 13, 2012 at 2:46 am

        But do we need a big decider to tell us how we should dress ourselves. I could do it just as well by mix and match, coupled with stylish blogs, for instance, the satorialist and the likes!

  2. Haley

    September 11, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Lovely! These clothes look like a bit of a departure for Marc. The clear but relaxed lines, color pallettes, and patterns all seem to point subtlely to the American South. Maybe I’m reading a bit too much into it, but women in my little Georgia town have been wearing basically this same collection for years!

  3. Sophia

    September 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Getting a kind of Dutch country-side kind of vibe from it. The shoes especially, very much like clogs.
    It’s warm and familiar, but also like a funky rebellion.


    • SM

      September 12, 2012 at 3:11 am

      Kinda like the D&G collection a few seasons ago?
      I also love the bags in this collection… similar shapes to the Louis Vuitton classics.

  4. solange

    September 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    amazing!!! I love the patterns!

  5. Liz

    September 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    amazing show! I love marc jacobs!!!


  6. Ginger

    September 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Yes! Socks are back!

    Love the palette and patterns, too.

  7. ginger from the style of being

    September 11, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Okay, most of the time you can find at least something good about a designer’s collection, but this is absolute awesomeness – and with skulls too. I love everything. Lets just point the runway to my house and waltz every piece straight into my closet.

    • Alyssa | The Sartorialist

      September 11, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      That kind of seems to be the general consensus! What do you think it is about this Marc show that’s so appealing across the board?

      • Jina

        September 11, 2012 at 9:15 pm

        For me personally, this collection is appealing across the board as you say, because it’s approachable and looks effortlessly put together – yet not boring! I love the last three looks, and can definitely see myself wearing them.

        Classic, clean lines with those outrageous patterns make for an interesting combination of prints/silhouette as well.

      • Susan E

        September 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm

        What seems to be appealing, at least to me, is the accessible-ness of it. Each piece looks comfy, pretty, and wearable on its own, but the complete looks is beautiful but accessible, too. Anyone looking at this will see one or two things that they already have that they can wear in a new way to be similar to this collection. Marc Jacobs seems to really understand women and seems to love to dress them. I, too, love everything I have seen. I’ll have to look up the complete collection ASAP.

      • une chatte grise

        September 12, 2012 at 3:46 am

        For me, these looks are appealing because there’s a retro girlishness about them that’s balanced by a rugged vibe. There’s nothing precious or cloyingly “feminine” about them, but they’re playful and even flirtatious. And they’re lovely and complex (look at all those patterns) but still seem eminently wearable and unfussy!

        • Sevan

          September 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm

          Merci, une Chatte Grise.
          Exactly my thoughts although sometimes I don’t know how to put them in words.

      • Topol

        September 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm

        They’re appealling because they are already on store shelves at places such as Urban Outfitters. They look comfortable and familiar.

  8. Meredith Howard

    September 11, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Pattern on pattern on pattern. I like it. It’s a lot to take in. The piling on of prints and patterns make the looks very casual. It seems like a happy, comfortable, casual collection.

    - Meredith

  9. monkeyshines

    September 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    wonderful print mix!


  10. Keidy

    September 11, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Love, live, and love some more

  11. Emilie B

    September 11, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    The prints, colors and their combinations are literally mind-blowing! This collection is both down-to-earth and simple in terms of cuts and tailoring, but filled with an explosive mix of tones, patterns, and intricate graphics. The shoes are also quite refreshing. These are clothes I would definitely wear on the streets. Bravo!

  12. Talitah

    September 11, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    So casual and beautiful!

    I love this!


  13. Rachelle

    September 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    lovely, adore the prints

  14. Nina

    September 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I just find all of these pieces very unflattering for a woman. Not my aesthetic. I can’t see that a man would find these appealing at all. Although, the colors are nice.

  15. Alison

    September 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I love the prints and the way that he has style the looks. Such an amazing mix of colors, patterns and textures.


  16. Sarah

    September 11, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    A little too much like Suno, no?
    He is the Martha Stewart of Fashion, nothing to dislike, but…

  17. coloreyes

    September 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Loveable. Sin-clothing-city, and shoes – oh, I am inLove

  18. Kimberly

    September 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I am seeing pieces that I already want. I can see this working for me, which does not happen much from runway shows.

    • Alyssa | The Sartorialist

      September 11, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      That’s what I think is so lovable about this collection! The styling feels right to walk off the runway and right down the street on almost any girl. It feels livable, right?

      • Suz

        September 12, 2012 at 12:07 am

        Exactly! It’s so rare I can identify with a runway collection, but I really love this one. I mean the first look is too many layers for my taste and the last look too few, but overall, it’s so great.

  19. Love cake

    September 11, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Show some hair,some women have beautiful tresses.

  20. Katybee

    September 11, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    The handkerchief dress as haute couture…hmm. Nuances of Russian peasant style and Malawi island chic. I don’t think it would fly down Wall Street, New York. However the fabric blend might be upscaled with paisley silks and sateens, versus the cotton prints seen here. And these dresses could be de-accessorized. Lose the bowling ball bags and shoppers, lose the curler-hiding head wraps and winter socks, and the dresses themselves would stand out as the cute summer dresses they are!

    • Nova

      September 12, 2012 at 8:58 am

      Marc by Marc isn’t about Wall Street, it’s Brooklyn or East Village… Anywhere people are willing to be out of the box and bohemian. I’d bet money on these clothes flying out of the shops next year, they are so wearable without being tame!

  21. Grinning Cat

    September 11, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I love it !!

    …but he looks like he is channeling Marni, socks and platforms, mixed prints, little girls dressed in auntie’s clothes – molto Marni!

  22. Vicki Fields

    September 12, 2012 at 1:50 am

    I just can’t wait for these to be released into the market, they are all beautiful and awesome.

  23. Stacey Sweeney

    September 12, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Fashion is all about using what you have at hand to achieve whatever is that you desire. Creativity is one thing that should be put into consideration and l am glad this designer did just that.

  24. Tammara Shelley

    September 12, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Pretty as always!

  25. Bobbie Hurst

    September 12, 2012 at 2:14 am

    It’s amazing how she can match those wedge shoes with socks and she still looks stunning!

  26. Ty Walter

    September 12, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Amazing print mix. They really look so beautiful and comfortable! I just loved most the fifth and sixth girls; they are actually sexy in those shoes and even the dress gives them quite a cute complexion!

  27. Johnny

    September 12, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Love every minute of this show!


    September 12, 2012 at 3:40 am

    nice collection

  29. IS THIS IT? models review

    September 12, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Great show, and talking about models with a very interesting showlist, I liked it really a lot.

  30. Oh, play it louder!!

    September 12, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Patterns are so cool & fun.

    I love all the shoes. Some of them look like Japanese shoes, like Vivienne Westwood used to do.

    See you,


  31. Stills

    September 12, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Love those shoes!


  32. roelien

    September 12, 2012 at 6:06 am

    this collection reminds me of dries van noten. it’s less refined though, more funky. i like it.

  33. Katherine

    September 12, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Wonderful for any age and shape. Love the socks.

  34. Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris Blog

    September 12, 2012 at 7:25 am

    I like the mix of patterns! Really cool…


  35. Sevan

    September 12, 2012 at 7:30 am

    I don’t know much about designers but this collection “talks” to me and I can see myself picking a skirt or pants and wear it with a different top and vice versa, As for the head gear wraps and the socks in sandals they look new with these bright colors and patterns. Feminine but not girlie.

  36. Lina - mer än tusen

    September 12, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Ooooh, the pants on the second picture! Fantastic.

  37. Diva In Me

    September 12, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Loving all the bags!!
    I also like the socks with shoes =)
    Thank you for sharing the photos with us.

  38. The Owl's Vision

    September 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I see plaid is making its way back…

  39. abigail

    September 12, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    stunning collection, from head to toe. definitely one of my favorites!


  40. Sue

    September 13, 2012 at 11:18 am

    He nails it! It’s all about street aesthetic…I wanna dress like this cause it would make me the coolest chic on the block!

  41. Topol

    September 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Seems patchwork is in. It’s definitely in Marc by Marc Jacobs and in Proenza Schoeler’s collections.

    In Jacobs’, the clothes look soft and comfortable, and perhaps inexpensive. I’m not sure why anyone should pay designer prices for “street aesthetic” although I don’t see any hipsters wearing patchwork.

    On the other hand, in P&S, they look expensive but stiff, sharp, and possibly painful to wear.

    Patchwork is tough to pull off. I’m waiting for other collections, and photos, to convince me.

  42. The Explorer

    September 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Love pictures 5-7. Screaming yes to socks and sandals/wedges!

  43. olga joan

    September 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    this was SOOOOOO great this show! it made all of us in our design office so happy to look at!!

  44. Olive

    September 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Looks very Japanese peasant inspired

  45. diaboliqueguan

    September 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    i see stamps of John Galliano in the entire collection

  46. Jora

    September 16, 2012 at 9:30 am

    very 80′s Kenzo. very wearable.

  47. MamasBoy

    September 17, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Mostly complicated rubbish. Those socks will never look good in any season, ever.

  48. Lhasa

    September 19, 2012 at 3:55 am

    Brilliant work – I’m in fits of envy for those able to purchase these gems. But the models? Are we back to this? These beautiful women and the examples they set are extraordinarily unhealthy. I wish I could look at these inspired pieces without feeling so sad.

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