I know some fashion shows are about things you can actually wear and others are about fantasy, concepts, far-out ideas that filter down into wearable art … but this … is …. horrible. Like athletes and Harajuku birthed some hideous-assed outfits.
MotorX, BMX, Geek Girl Gang. Where is the direction in this lot?
I understand that separately the pieces may work in different outfits but this is all a bit too much. Such a departure for Luella Bartley too, very different from what we saw with her own label (years ago) but still not a good representation of Marc By Marc Jacobs. I guess they’ll really play on the whole “Girl Power” thing and ditzy young 20-somethings will go crazy and spend their hard-earned pay.
So fresh, so strong, kicking ass, girl power, I love it! And I want the white sneakers, the socks, the jeans, the jacket, the belt, the black bag, the white bag….. well, might not happen, but this and much more would be my dream wishlist ;-)
Thank you Liz for stating the obvious. But I’m still wondering wether there’s a point to the concept of the show I’m missing. I mean I have seen quite a few great things from Marc Jacobs that I keep wondering that there might be a hidden idea behind this show I simply don’t get. Can anyone explain please?
bit literal in it’s reference to the 90s–Buffalo Boots, Riot Grrrls etc, but I like it–the practicality of most of the pieces, the colours, patterns. I mean I wouldn’t buy anything (not that I ver buy designer stuff) but I like the style/styling. But it reminds me of how us chicks used to dress in the 90s. It would feel anachronistic were I to dress like that now.
When I saw this I almost cried. Marc by Marc Jacobs has produced some of my favorite items of clothing -e.g, the iconic Dita Lace Dress, the Alice Argyle Sweater. My first thoughts when I saw this was that this was designed by a 13 year old boy trying to recreate the *nsync/backstreet boys look circa 1999-2001 with some flashier fabrics added on. The MBMJ logo reminds me unpleasantly of Fubu or something along those lines.
I foresee these pieces on sale at TJ Maxx
I guess I don’t understand the athletic wear influences in Marc Jacobs. Fashion and fitness collide only if the on trend design elements of fashion blend into the function of high performance apparel. There’s no reason to add fitness looks into fashion if it doesn’t function for either.