Designers Mirko Fontana and Diego Marquez set aside the playful, cute look of Au Jour Le Jour’s past collections to embrace a bold, eccentric aesthetic for fall. This unexpected change of direction didn’t work in their favor.

The duo channeled a Seventies disco theme into overwrought looks done with an abundance of flashy colors, shiny details and crowded patterns that read as loud and unappealing. For example, a maxi coat with an allover micro print of headphones, embellished with a bright pink faux-fur collar, topped a draped bodysuit in the same motif. This was worn over graphic stockings, a trademark that accessorized a wide range of looks.

A colorful silhouette of the designers’ muse, Bianca Jagger — used on a tunic, a skirt and a wool sweater — honored her Studio 54 dancing days, and short denim dresses and trousers were embroidered with metallic appliqués. It was all rather overwhelming, and given the inexpensive-looking fabrics used, it didn’t feel fresh or luxurious.

By  on March 2, 2015

Designers Mirko Fontana and Diego Marquez set aside the playful, cute look of Au Jour Le Jour’s past collections to embrace a bold, eccentric aesthetic for fall. This unexpected change of direction didn’t work in their favor.

The duo channeled a Seventies disco theme into overwrought looks done with an abundance of flashy colors, shiny details and crowded patterns that read as loud and unappealing. For example, a maxi coat with an allover micro print of headphones, embellished with a bright pink faux-fur collar, topped a draped bodysuit in the same motif. This was worn over graphic stockings, a trademark that accessorized a wide range of looks.

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