One of our pop culture’s finest admirers, Marc Jacobs is no stranger to MTV-inspired creations. Less than a few months ago, our surrealist fashion designer decided it was about time to pay homage to one of the things that, throughout the past 30 decades, enthusiastically managed to fully represent (at least) two different generations at once: MTV. In doing so, he focused on MTV’s first years of life in the entertainment industry, releasing the heavily Eighties-infused Marc Jacobs resort 2017 collection that celebrates music, fashion and culture in all their (flamboyant) glory.
Although receiving overall positive comments after the official release, it wasn’t up until now that the Marc Jacobs MTV-inspired collection made everybody run amok, and we bet its pieces will be all over the social media as soon as those who have pre-ordered them finally get their hands on them (#IWantMyMJMTV is the line-up’s official hashtag!).
The craze officially began a few days ago, when award-winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross wore one of Marc Jacobs’ MTV staples at the VMAs to introduce one of Rihanna’s music performances, in what could be regarded as the most effective act of perfect timing ever.
Aside from introducing us to Rihanna’s time to shine, Tracee Ellis Ross opened the gates of fashion, reminding us about those quirky proposals we saw a while back, the colors, lines, and cuts of which are perfect to be mixed and matched with all of the other Marc Jacobs resort 2017 pieces.
With price tags that range from $150 to 1400 (the short-sleeved tees go for $995 and the embroidered sweatshirts for more than $1000), Marc Jacobs’ MTV-inspired proposals all feature cozy, edgy styles along with whimsical and eye-catching patterns, the most Eighties-inspired of which, of course, feature either animal or psychedelic neon motifs.
Thick in texture and with refined rounded necks and hems, the patterns of the pieces got paired with rather soft colors in the background, such as pink, blue and black. Jacobs included everything from cotton to cashmere, which means that even if you live in a cold country, you will still be able to channel your inner MTV-obsessed child anytime you want to.
Although sweatshirts and t-shirts are at the core of this resort 2017 collection’s MTV-related side, the designer managed to create a few colorful tote bags too, which are available for purchase for ‘only’ $595 (and could make someone extremely happy just in time for Christmas).
Marc Jacobs’ MTV collection is going to be available for pre-order only from now up until Tuesday, so if you would like to grab some pieces, act fast! Depending on the garment of your choice, the expected shipping and delivery dates will be staggered across September, October and November 2016.
Photos courtesy of Marc Jacobs