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,
(Marc Jacobs, back in the day, 1992)
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