Is Marc Jacobs Looking For Trouble?
After the debacle with dreadlocks last season one would think Marc Jacobs would stay clear of anything that would be deemed culturally inappropriate. One would be wrong to think so. Last seasons cultural appropriation scandal didn’t seem to affect Marc at all because this season his collection was very culturally rooted.
For the Marc Jacobs fall 2017 collection Marc Jacobs seemed to be heavily influenced by Hip Hop. The show was stripped down to the basics. No big hair or makeup statements and metallic folding chairs for the guest. There was no iPhone photography allowed and he wasn’t granting interviews after the show. Obviously Marc knew why he didn’t want to do interviews after the collection showed. Instead he gave a write up about his thought process for the collection which was inspired by a documentary call “The Evolution of Hip Hop”.
“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 street style.”
The fashions for fall seems to be getting skimpier with every year. Marc Jacobs opted for beautiful dresses that ended before the knees and jackets with fur collars. Just because the dresses were short didn’t mean your legs have to be cold. Stay warm with high boots and a sheer stockings. Another thing is hats. Hats in all sizes, colors and patterns. The models this year were a more diverse cast than last season’s cast. Beautiful black girls like Slick Woods and Adwao Aboah were seen trotting down the runway in beautiful pieces and if I should say so myself, they added the Hip to Marc Jacobs‘ Hip Hop collection. Marc Jacobs seems to be prepared for the backlash so day what you may. The clothes are still fabul0us.