The Marc Jacobs AW17 campaign is directed by Jesse Jenkins and from the designer’s own words, is inspired by hip-hop culture in 90s New York. His AW17 collection of clothing and accessories draws inspiration from the four-part Netflix series, Hip-Hop Evolution. A film that looks at the evolving scene of hip-hop music between the 1970s and the 1990s. So not only will you recognise nostalgic fashion from the 90s, but there will also be retro elements from decades before.
Think oversized plastic aviators from the seventies, big geometric shapes, a whole lot of tortoiseshell, and some 80s inspired futuristic visors. See the campaign video below and scroll down for some of our Marc Jacobs AW17 eyewear top picks…
Marc Jacobs MARC ICON 096/S
These stylish shades are a unisex style, available in 5 different colours ranging from old-school classics to ultra-modern. The angular lines frame the face with bold effect and add a cool 80s vibe to your everyday look.
Marc Jacobs MARC 70/S
Aviators were first developed in 1936 and rose to popularity in the 1950s. But it wasn’t until the 70s that they got really interesting. These Marc Jacobs MARC 70/S frames ooze 1970s charm, whilst also being lightweight and comfortable to wear. Acetate became a popular material for eyewear in the late 60s and by the 70s, they replaced metal for the very popular aviator style.
Marc Jacobs MARC 261/S
If you’re after something a bit more glam and with a bit more femininity, these chic oversized Marc Jacobs MARC 261/S shades are a great addition to your designer eyewear collection. They provide great coverage, feature a glitter contrast design, and are finished with the Marc Jacobs logo for that high-end flourish. A great way to style up any look!
Marc Jacobs MARC 253/S
A simple silhouette finished off with an intricate metal design. Lightweight and comfortable for all-day wear, with 3 on-trend colours to choose from. The small round lenses make them the ideal accessory for 90s nostalgia, and the metal detailing across the frame front adds a bit of hip-hop bling to your look.
Marc Jacobs MARC 220/S
Stylish visor style shades synonymous with fashion in the 80s. These mono lens sunglasses from the new Marc Jacobs collection will transform your look in an instant, and provide excellent coverage for all year round wear. They look great for AW17 winter sports and can be just as chic for summer events and festivals. A cool unisex design with 5 colour options. Including some brights and fluorescents that draw inspiration from the 80s clubbing scene.
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