26 Feb MARC JACOB | fall 2017 | HipHop reference
This was the end of New York Fashion Week and Marc delivers his showmanship in a hip hop way that only a native of Queens could’ve dreamt up.
So many essentials. There was no set, no music, no big hair and makeup statement, and no iPhone photography permitted.
Marc said he was inspired by a documentary called Hip-Hop Evolution. "As a born and bred New Yorker, it was during my time at the High School of Art and Design when I began to see and feel the influence of hip-hop on other music as well as art and style. This collection is my representation of the well-studied dressing up of casual sportswear. It is an acknowledgement and gesture of my respect for the polish and consideration applied to fashion from a generation that will forever be the foundation of youth culture.
He was criticised for what was seen as cultural appropriation last season when his cast of mostly non-black models sported candy-color fake dreadlocks. Was this new collection an apology?!
What I know and what remains is the fact that Marc Jacobs is certainly more engaged than most designers. We know designers have been borrowing from hip- hop for decades, Jacobs is no different. In saying that although the idea is simple Marc’s collection has added an elegant twist. So for fall gather the following items:
- Mini party dresses
- A fur-collared jacket
- sheer stockings
- Platforms shoes
- Track pants
- The color brown from cognac to camel
- A personality hat
- Bold hiphop jewelry