Marc Jacobs is often inspired by art and even collaborates with world-renowned artists, most often for his work with Louis Vuitton. For his own Resort 2013 collection, the influence stems from artist Cindy Sherman’s Clown Series: simultaneously avant-garde, bold, and admittedly a bit frightening. Naturally, Marc wants his customers to shop and not be scared away, thus he only extracted the elements from clowns that were digestible: fun prints, vibrant colors, and interesting textures. His bag collection for the season reads equal parts children’s coloring book and luxury design with colorblocking and python.
MJ combines functionality and fun by juxtaposing leather with eye-catching prints including metallic polka dots and stripes. He also lends a funhouse quality to the bags with zip pouches that feature attached smaller zip pouches, making you do a double take for a cool optical illusion.
For the lady who likes to keep it simple, there are of course zip-front totes that are pared-down except for their electric hues.
Last, but not least are some of the most luxurious bags in the collection: tri-tone in color, boasting python, leather, and perforated panels.
Marc Jacobs always pushes the boundaries of fashion and I love this bag collection! His namesake line is always quite the splurge, but these designs are sure to add some much needed life to your wardrobe for the season and for many years to come. I’m excited to see how the bold pieces are worn by fashionistas the world over.
What do you think? Any pieces you love?