Marc Jacobs fall collection was in many ways distinctly a signature one for the designer, who is known for his funky mix up of fashion influences from the ’60s through the ’90s. For fall, the designer said he was especially influenced by hip-hop fashion of the ’90s, inspired by the documentary Hip Hop Evolution.
“[Hip Hop Evolution] chronicles the poignant and pivotal cultural movement that reshaped and redefined the landscape of music, which gave way to a whole new language of style,” wrote Jacobs in show notes. “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.”
Highlighted by cozy coats with fur trims, accessories were also a big deal in the presentation, especially the big bowler hats (made by Stephen Jones Millinery) and the gold chains made in collaboration with Urs Fischer. Though while the jaunty appeal of hip hop was conveyed in spirit, in reality the collection reflected a far greater range of decades than just the ’90s.
To bring home the theme of street style, models walked in a single file through the vast Park Avenue Armory, where editors were asked not to document the event. The girls reconvened outside of the Armory where editors and photographers could take pictures. At the same time, the models hammed it up, taking selfies of themselves on their matching iPhones.
Check out images from the show below via Marc Jacbos.