Marc Jacobs has gone for a very obvious source of inspiration in his a/w 2013 men’s collection. Even though he has been mixing a few different styles, such as marching band trousers and a bit of punks in the footwear. But the overall impression is quite similar to working class 50’s, or what we today associate with rockabilly. It is all very thoroughly done, even the models imitate Elvis’ poses in the pictures, which is a clear reference enough, considering the term ‘rockabilly’ was first used about one of his performances in the 50’s. The college jacket on the model in the last picture screams of Grease, and the low pompadours with clear ‘comb marks’ makes the styling in particular even clearer. The materials used look like they’re both low priced and robust, which was typical in a time when you got clothes that was meant to last a long time. The cut of the burgundy blazer is typical for the time of the transition to leather jackets and the “cool” rockabilly style we see in grease.
Marc Jacobs is known for his own brand with the same name, and also being the creative director for the french design house Louis Vuitton. After studying in the high school of Art and Design, and Parsons The New School for Design, he went on to design his first collection with his own name on it while backed by Onward Kashiyama USA, Inc. He has won a range of awards between 1991-2011. His audience is generally quite young, and he is known for his fresh and happy designs. His fashion shows for Louis Vuitton are often very inventive and different from the standard, white catwalk. He’s changed the way it’s been done with making floral gardens and carousels.