Marc Jacobs Resort 2013

At this point, is there anything Marc Jacobs can do that would cause New Yorkers to bat a false eyelash? For resort, Jacobs started with Cindy Sherman’s clown series (why not?) and branched out from there. To call the clothes gaudy is to miss the point.

Jacobs’ collection was a celebration of youthful eccentricity and, intentionally or not, a healthy rebuke to all those designers overly concerned with boosting the bottom line. Explosive floral prints, stiff cotton silhouettes, and thick sequined bands were just some of the vibrant motifs Jacobs played with. Was it his most approachable mid-season collection? No. But it promises a very exciting window display for his boutiques come November.

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