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Marc Jacobs Resort 2011

Marc Jacobs joins the slew of other designers (Sonia Rykiel, Chanel) in being inspired by fancy seaside summer vacation destinations for Resort 2011.

The designer took a charming, feminine, easy-to-wear approach when coming up with his nearly 40 looks in the collection.

I loved the abundance of polka dot and floral prints. Tweed jackets and Chanel 2.55-inspired bags were also in abundance, shown in a variety of colors.

While it may not have the popping neon of past Marc Jacobs collections, this was a feel-good assortment of pastels, paillettes, and lace embroidery with just the right balance of classic and quirk.


The 60’s were particularly inspiring for the designer, which came through strongest in the hats and sunglasses that many of the models wore – some even perfectly color-coordinated with the outfits they were paired with, further underscoring the put-together, coquettish feel of the collection.

Given that the Resort collection will be in stores longer than either the F/W or S/S collections, this seems like a strong collection of looks to keep the Marc Jacobs customer set with season staples that are versatile.