Marc Jacobs Revives His Iconic Perry Ellis "Grunge" Collection

Marc Jacobs Revives His Iconic Perry Ellis "Grunge" Collection

The 1993 collection that put the designer on the international fashion map is back.

The 1993 collection that put the designer on the international fashion map is back.

Text: AJ Longabaugh

Undoubtedly on of the boldest faces of his generation, Marc Jacobs' footprint in the fashion industry has always embraced humor, drama, and the art of the unexpected. In 1993, designing under the Perry Ellis umbrella, Jacobs launched a media frenzy over his now iconic SS93 "Grunge" collection, a moment recognized by many as an "anti-fashion" moment and others a revolutionary success. Being a creative with a knack for recognizing and conjuring the next big thing, Jacobs' 1993 collection ultimately manifested the reign of grunge subculture and just like that, grunge quickly became the look of the decade.

Today, Marc Jacobs has announced the remount of his infamous collection, reissuing the actual designs from the Perry Ellis runway, but this time on his terms and under his own name. The 26 look revived roster of designs include ready-to-wear, shoes, and accessories, all crafted in the original fabrics and prints as seen on the 1993 catwalk sported by the likes of Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, and Christy Turlington.

In a press release, Jacobs says, "The 'Grunge' collection epitomized the first time in my professional career I was unwavering in my determination to see my vision come to life on the runway, without creative compromise."

Casting supermodel Gigi Hadid, Adut Akech, and Slick Woods–among others– Jacobs has enlisted Juergen Teller to shoot the official campaign for the "Grunge" collection set to debut in full this December with the collection going on sale starting November 15 both online and in Marc Jacobs stores.

Peep the first look at the Marc Jacobs' "Grunge" collection revival below:

Credits: IMAGES VIA MARC JACOBS

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