The process of any artistic development is not linear –
a straight progression from one starting point to end,
but cyclical, a steady reflection on what came before.
For the s/s 1992 collection, the designer Marc Jacobs,
then the creative mind of the Perry Ellis label,
introduced grunge wear to the fashion world.
musicality of hard rock/punk, angst lyrics, dress of tattered thrift store finds,
emerged from the Pacific Northwest city of Seattle, Washington-
had in one season morphed from a
term of underground to that of mainstream.
It was not the first, nor would it be the last that
a music genre and a street style
served as muse for runway fashion.
Although the grunge-inspired collection received praise from the public
and in the press, Mr. Jacobs was fired from Perry Ellis …
No worries though … today he is the creative director of Luis Vuitton
and designs under his eponymous label – Marc Jacobs
and his diffusion line – Marc by Marc Jacobs …
as in grunge wear … not too shabby, at all.
(images from nuevemusas.wordpress.com):
Perry Ellis, 1992