Marc Jacobs has never considered himself to be a “cool” designer.
The New York-based fashion star unveiled his first collection under his namesake brand back in 1986 and has since gone on to branch out into a number of categories, including perfume and cosmetics.
But in spite of his edgy reputation and name within the fashion community, Jacobs has now insisted that he doesn’t buy into the idea.
“I never thought of myself as cool,” he commented in an interview for August 2019 issue of British Vogue. “Cool to me is someone dressed in black with a motorcycle jacket.”
In addition to launching his own label, Jacobs is known for his grunge-inspired collection for Perry Ellis, unveiled in 1992, and for serving as the creative director of the French house Louis Vuitton from 1997 to 2014.
And while the designer may be considered a fashion rule-breaker, he confessed that he isn’t particularly interested in exploring digital design techniques as he prefers a more traditional, hands-on approach.
“I don’t know that this data I’ve gathered about how young people communicate has really changed the way I design a backpack or an evening dress,” the 56-year-old mused. “I still want to do it by hand. I’m still not really interested in 3D printing. My curiosity about technology has remained something that’s interesting for me to watch in a Netflix documentary.”
Of late Jacobs has been focused on his latest fashion venture, new collection The Marc Jacobs. The line consists of clothes, shoes, bags, jewellery and accessories, and he previously described the concept as “item-driven”.
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