What would a mix between 90’s skateboard culture and Turkish market style from Istanbul look like if it was mixed together in today’s fashion?
The American designer Marc Jacobs has been inspired by these two elements when creating his 2012 autumn and winter collection of men’s clothes. He calls it “weird luxury”. A very weird combination indeed, but I’m guessing that was the point.
Here are a few examples of the collection.
Some interesting facts about Marc Jacobs:
Marc Jacobs designed his first collection in his own name in 1986. Already the year after, he received an award from The Council of Fashion Designers of America for Best New Fashion Talent. He received a reward for Women’s Designer of the Year in 1989 for his Grunge collection.
In 1997, the first free standing Marc Jacobs store opened up in New York.
Marc Jabobs second clothing line, called Marc by Marc Jacobs, was introduced in 2001 with a spring runway show. 6 years later, in 2007, Marc launched a full collection of children’s clothes called Little Marc Jacobs. The same year Marc decided to take a step further in his designs, and produced his first collection of eyewear as well as his first perfume, called Daisy.
Today, the company has expanded massively, and there are over 100 Marc Jacobs stores in the world. No wonder Marc Jacobs is one of our time’s greatest designers!