style study: perry ellis ss 1993

In the fall of 1992 Marc Jacobs took a bold step at Perry Ellis that may have lead to his eventual firing but won him accolade as CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Designer of the Year by showing a collection inspired by grunge. In the runway presentation there were the 90's supers (Christie, Naomi, Kate, etc) in plaid, chiffon florals, floppy beanies, and Dr. Marten-esque boots. The grunge look is experiencing a major revival right now and while the styling is a bit different, the vibe is the same - kind of aloof, darkly romantic, and a bit subversive.


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