Marc Jacobs is a name in the fashion word that stands out among many. The designer became in icon in the world of fashion with his style of design for clothes and accessories that appeal to people of all walks of life. Marc Jacobs the fashion designer and graduate of the Parsons School of Design earned his early fashion sense at home from his grandmother by learning to knit and later in designing a line of sweaters which she made.
His fame came early as a talented designer as he won a prestigious Perry Ellis Golden Thimble Award at the age of twenty-four years old for a collection of hand knit sweaters. March Jacobs the fashion designer went on to win many other coveted awards for his fashion talent including the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s prize for new talent in 1984.
When one hears the name Marc Jacobs, high fashion, sophistication, style, quality and excellence are traits that come to mind most immediately. Having worked for Perry Ellis, and later for Luis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs designs have grown past sweaters to a massive line of high couture, including ladies wear, men’s wear, luggage, handbags, shoes and boots, fragrances and more.
To say there is a traditional style for Marc Jacobs is less than flattering as this brilliant genius presents different styles and themes for different seasons speaking metaphorically and literally. Where one season he might have a school girl design, the next season the collection may be more subtle in style and classier for a more sophisticated woman. Having launched his first line under the name “Marc Jacobs” in 1986, in 2001 he later launched a second more affordable line under the name “Marc by Marc Jacobs.” Men and women of all ages love Marc Jacobs as his style and design is so versatile that it appeals to all ages.
Having studied at Parson’s School of Design, in addition to being a native New Yorker, Marc Jacobs the fashion designer was head for greatness and success in the fashion industry from the first time he shoed interest in knitting with his grandmother. Some say great talent is born, others say it can be developed, either way, the fashion world is blessed to have someone so well trained, someone that is such a natural talent, and someone who has such a keen eye for what is wanted and needed in fashion at a given point and time. Fashion is a culture of its’ own, and it is because of designers like March Jacobs that the air of mystery that surrounds fashion, is in fact in place today.
The next time you shop in a Luis Vuitton store, or purchase one of the popular and stylish bags or other accessories, think Marc Jacobs because as of right now this is exactly who is at the helm. Hired for his obvious talent and skills Marc Jabobs has breathed new life into the already designed of infamous leather goods and accessories, and continues to do so keeping the line classy, successful, popular and trendy.
In addition to his Marc Jacobs stores, Marc Jacobs fashions and accessories can be purchased at most high end retail stores nationwide. He currently has stores worldwide including, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, London, Paris, Shanghai and many other locations. For those of us who love fashion, quality, and style, we are grateful for the little boy who learned how to knit and for the grandmother who took the time and patience to teach him, I think it is safe to say that Marc Jacobs the fashion designer has certainly come full circle.