Marc Jacobs, extravagance incarnate.
The designer Marc Jacobs has attracted much attention over his hugely successful career. Right from the outset, his ambition was clear - he was determined to break fashion codes and do things his way. After getting fired from the brand Perry Ellis for a collection which was judged as being too grungy, in 1997 he joined the Louis Vuitton women's department as creative director. At the same time, he continued to develop his own brand which he had launched in 1984. In 2013 he decided to devote all his efforts to his eponymous label. Today, his fashion house has joined the LVMH group.
Marc by Marc Jacobs, more attainable fashion.
The line Marc by Marc Jacobs saw the light of day in 2001. The designer then decided to launch more attainable collections, with younger, more casual DNA. The success of the new brand is also down to the extensive array of handbags and accessories it has produced. With their grungy look, the items appeal to women who are happy to assert their personality and who are looking for luxury bags at a more affordable prices.
The designer's glamourous, rock'n'roll bags.
The Marc by Marc Jacobs bag was designed to be simultaneously practical and stylish. The use of soft leathers gives the bags a more laid back feel and there are versions in muted colours as well as the more flashy hues for which the brand is known. Over the seasons, bags have come out in tote, pouch-with-shoulder strap, saddle bag and satchel versions - myriad possibilities for women to choose from which are perfect for day-to-day.
One thing is certain - the designer Marc Jacobs has left an unmistakable mark on the world of fashion and his story is nowhere near over yet. Handbags from his Marc by Marc Jacobs collection have also left a big impression in hearts and minds: