The last collection from Marc by Marc Jacobs lived up to Jacobs’ signature use of color, but the creativity felt stifled by the economic climate, leading to a range that felt old. Fortunately, inspired by the 80’s, Jacobs’ latest collection returns to form for the spring 2010 season. Embracing a youthful zest and spunk, the collection is actually exciting. Offering cuts that distinguish themselves from previous seasons, Jacobs adorns them with a quirky mix of bright colors and prints. Pants are fitted, while gym shorts get leggy. Cropped oversize sweaters meet slouchy tees, while casual knit vests are along for the ride. Meanwhile, clunky sneakers are strapped down for a modern, yet nostalgic look. Altogether, the collection captures a colorful adventurous youth that is not concerned with long-term style, but instead a desire to live in the moment and we would not want it any other way.