Marc by Marc Jacobs
About the brand
Known for his chic and shocking style, as well as his retro influences, Marc Jacobs is now recognized as one of the most influential designers of his generation.
Perfectionist, innovative and talented, he creates urban, authentic, unconventional and stylish collections.
He joined the Parsons School of Design in 1981; he created his label in 1984 with Robert Duffy: Marc Jacobs International. He can also count on the support of his many supermodel friends, such as Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, who voluntarily walk in his shows.
In 1994, Marc Jacobs organized a spectacular show for his first menswear collection that he described as "a little funk, a little trash and a little chic." He also likes retro themes and the 70’s spirit. He has created worldwide loyal customers.
In 1997, Marc Jacobs was appointed Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton by Bernard Arnault. In 2001, he launched a second line called "Marc by Marc Jacobs" and then a line of perfumes and watches.
Marc Jacobs was born in 1963 in New York. As a teenager, he decided to go and live on the Upper West Side with his grandmother. She taught him knitting and sewing.
He entered the Parsons School of Design in 1981. His talent was soon noticed by his teachers, and he received several awards including the “student of the year" award in styling.
He created his own brand in 1984 with Robert Duffy and won, at the age of 24, the prestigious award for new talent the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America).
In 1992, he created a collection called "Grunge" for Perry Ellis.
Artistic director of Louis Vuitton collections since 1997, he also runs in parallel his own brands.
Spring Summer 2014 Collection
This season, Marc by Marc Jacobs defines a somber woman, with a strong character and extreme confidence. Sophisticated, this collection mixes masculine and feminine silhouettes while keeping a touch of glamour.
One can indeed find subdued hues, which are sometimes iridescent, like the shiny gray, navy blue, black or white. The textures chosen this season are inventive, like the plastic with a lace effect, but strong like the quilted ones, the grained leather or the leopard print. Always respectful of the legacy of past decades, Marc Jacobs has reached this season the perfect balance between retro and contemporary: sometimes vintage-shaped, but with textures and shades that are always on trend.