Monday, October 20, 2008

Marc Jacobs - Geographic background

Marc Jacobs is a well-known designer in US. He was born in NY and spent most of his life there. Teaneck, New Jersey was once his living place but not for long. He is a 60's person as he was born in 1963.

In that time, NY has already been a well-developed central city for a long time. It was also an international metropolitan. Even for Teaneck, it is a suburb of NY with about 39,260 population.

His school life was also in High School of Art and Design and Parsons School of Design, NY. The former is quite famous for its Fashion department which located prominently in the heart of the city's Garment District in midtown.

The economy of US was already affecting nations internationally, and the city was developing extremely fast. The society was so wealthy and capable to all kinds of luxury goods. That gave great opportunities for different fashion styles.

Spending most of his life in NY obviously helped him to develop his sense in both fashion and colours. For example, those exposures of different cultures and fashion styles helped him to use different colours even in his early days. Moreover, urbanization in NY has affected his choice of colours. He seems to be interested in using tertiary colours and colours in high tone. Till now, in the recent collection, he still use a lot of these colours and create a feeling of urban and artificial classic.

Photos-Marc Jacobs

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