At first glance, it seems that Marc Jacobs is proposing to replenish women's wardrobe with wallpaper in the new cruise season - the print adorning the models from the new collection resembles the pattern on the old Soviet wallpaper, being as dull and indistinct as, indeed, the whole collection as a whole. Neither from the first, nor even from the tenth glance, it is impossible to find in the collection that experimental, rebellious spirit that distinguishes Jacobs' creations - silhouettes that are completely unfavorable for a woman's figure, a "pajama" cut, completely irrelevant for the cruise season (and, incidentally, for any other), inexpressive colors and the already mentioned prints a la Soviet wallpaper. And, as a finishing touch, tutu skirts in acid colors that might have been worn by the most daring teenagers in the late eighties, but not today.
The New York Times, shortly before the Council of Fashion Designers of America presented Jacobs with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the fashion industry, published a rather scandalous article in which the very popularity of the designer was questioned - they say, modern youth prefers Rag & Bone to Jacobs and Alexander Wang. Perhaps the NY Times authors were, to some extent, right, and Jacobs is really "losing his grip": at least the designer's new cruise collection is more than controversial.