Marc Jacobs Resort: whimsical or just plain clownish?

Some will recoil from Marc Jacobs’ Resort 2013 collection with the words garish or comical forming on their lips; others will revel in the colourful optimism of bold patchwork prints, florals, stripes and sequins. What this collection really demands, though, if it’s to have any true success, is to be pillaged and plucked from by those who can master the art of styling such statement pieces into their effortless wardrobes.

Ignoring the puffy skirted silhouettes that really have little hope of flattering anyone, there’s plenty of successes to be had with the short-suits and 70s inspired maxis. And a key here: the midi-length sheath dresses in shiny clusters of flowers, garnished at their necklines by a bow.

You can see all of the Marc Jacobs resort / pre-spring 2013 collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the collection.