Marc Jacobs SS 2017 rave themed collection, was a whimsical display of youth and dreams. Taking place in Midtown's Hammerstein Ballroom, the colorful collection resembled the vibe of CareBears with a twist of high fashion.
From rainbow thigh high socks, patch work jackets, and youthful minnie skirts, the clothes were nostalgically reminiscent of the child within all of us.
Setting the scene with floating lights, and midnight blue backdrops, one can almost imagine being transported to a dream-land, full of innocence and dreams.
It is hard to believe such a youthful, sweet collection would be plagued with so much controversy, but nevertheless it was. The colorful dreadlocks worn by all the models, caused a media uproar and hard accusations of cultural appropriation.
Marc Jacob's Creative Director responded to the accusation with the following statement:
"All who claim "cultural appropriation" or whatever nonsense about any race of skin color wearing their hair in a particular style or manner - funny how you don't criticize women of color for straightening their hair. I respect and am inspired by people and how they look. I don't see color or race- I see people.
I'm sorry to read so many people are so narrow minded... Love is the answer.
Appreciation of all and inspiration from anywhere is a beautiful thing. Think about it."