I'd heard such good things about this collection and checked it out and agreed until I read about the inspiration:
"I wanted something natural, but I'm so fed up with florals. And then I came across these images of nuclear test explosions from the fifties to the seventies on the Internet. I like the crazy-bright chemical colors. The way they're sinister—but beautiful."It's not the inspiration that makes me dislike it more, it's how it was executed. It's SUCH an amazing idea, and prompts so many thoughts about 50s-70s America, but most of the collection is just... dresses with prints. Which is one of the easiest things to do. I mean, seriously.
I do find it interesting how that creates a heart shape out of the bomb picture, though. Maybe that was the point. Still, grudge.
Still, this collection might be my favorite of resort so far. Ugh, I AM SO CONFUSED. Grudge.
More blerg.Jewish grandpa living in Boca Raton. The pieces (er, the shirt at least) would look cool layered but this just looks. SO stereotypically resort.Project Runway? Bueller?
Like the mix of prints here, though it would be better with another kooky print. Oh God, could you imagine if I was a designer? "Needs more ugly! Throw on another optical illusion, sure! More wires!" Anyway, the sleeve cut out is weird because it's kind of on an armpit? Behhh.
The collection itself was rather bland to me. I say was because it's already escaped my mind. Herm.
I really like this whole collection. I've said it before that sleek and chic doesn't really interest me because it can usually translate to boring but the colors and prints here make it different for some reason.The colors are just so good here! Vibrant without being aggressive (though I think this would look really neat even in all neon) but not too bland, even though the background looks like diarrhea. Excellent.
I just love the shoes! The rest of the collection was.. nice? Hm. Anyway SHOOOZ.
Jonathan SaundersThis top reminds me of something that my sister, who is now 19, would have worn in 6th grade, paired with a bandanna and Adidas sandals. My sister has nothing to do with it really, just her age and that time and what the kool kidz were into. The top looks totally cool here though. I am not a minimalist by any. means. so it does feel a little boring to me, but it's more consistent with the rest of the collection and general aesthetic of the label.
PS. those shoes are amazing.
Oy, that thing again. Excuse me, I suppose I wasn't loud enough. OY, THAT THING AGAIN *coughmucusexplosioncough*. So you're not going to take it off, eh?
It would be a good idea if it made one see the straw bag differently, but it's just kind of a Marc by Marc-esque trick to add a little more "whim!" it seems to me. I don't see the straw bag differently, it just looks like your drunk coworker put a lampshade over her head for attention, who you will later use to be on Tyra, and say something like "She is really insecure," and then Tyra will go into the issues she had with her mother as a teenager, and you'll be all, score, promotion. Seriously though, what's this trying to say? That a bag is what keeps a woman's brain working? That a bag is more important than a brain? I could see McQueen using that second idea actually, but only in a mocking way like he did this past season. That you think with the contents of your beach tote? Not getting it, seems a little weirdforthesakeofbeingweird. Maybe it's the humor in it? Might be. It IS paired with a very "chic" and business-power-woman-y shirt and pants combination. I should make a Nancy Drew mystery out of this. And I'm mildly embarrassed I wrote such a long bit about a silly hat. Er, bag. DAMNIT.
This reminds me of a very specific sparkly mini journal type thing I once got in a goodie bag at a friend's birthday party. We went bowling, and ate pizza in the "lounge." And in the "lounge" we got a goodie bag, and in this goodie bag was a Lizzie McGuire keychain, and an orange pen with a clump of fuzz on one end, and a somewhat matching tiny journal, with beads and glitter on it, that had a pink/light green/orange color palette. And 5 years later, Isaac Mizrahi took inspiration from this journal to create a look I'm on the fence about. Looks a little too your friend's beach house's kitchenware that she bought at Target 4 years ago, no? Ugh, I have really weird reference points. Moving on.
Looks like if Jil Sander A/W (I entered a slash! I'm waking up!) was a little more... dead flower-like. Not necessarily a bad thing! Wish it had more structure though, it's a little floppy.
Once again...Project Runway.
Awesome print looks awesome on awesome breezy fabric. Again, seen before silhouette, the problem being that it is seen before and not classic, because then this could probably pass as *~classic with a twist~* or something. Mehfest.
WOW, I just noticed the Sukkot flower though! That's super cool how it blends in.
Probably my favorite look from the collection, I just can't get over how great neon green and a nudish pink look together (the M is kind of lame though). This doesn't mean I think people should walk around naked minus a few 80's accesories but it's a lovely shape and makes me want to dress pretty and something just feels refreshing about it. Really love!!
Ok time to go back to sleep i_i