Perry Ellis Spring 1993 Ready To Wear
With the steady decline of Punk and the withering of it's influence through the 70s and 80s, the grunge movement was born.
Kurt Cobain contrasted the explicit display of punk aesthetic with a loose fitment, a muted color pallete, and a relatively rough edged appearance paving the way for a new dawn within the world of Anti-Fashion.
Grunge not only kept in line with the rejection of the social norms, but it was also a response to the restrictive and oppressive dress of the Victorian Era. Grunge Fashion allowed for the emergence of free, functional, and accessible expression as well as the open rejection of traditional clothing which boasted bright colors, cinched waistlines, body hugging, and flashy aesthetic of the current day standard. Liberation.
Enter the 1993 Perry Ellis Spring Ready-To-Wear Collection featuring a daring young Marc Jacobs. The collection featured an ineffable nod to the rise in popularity of the Grunge Movement. A posh take on an unmistakably timeless look saw silk shirts printed in flannel and chiffon dresses adapted to mimic thrifted granny dresses. Ultimately, this shocking move resulted in the firing of Marc Jacobs in response to the unrelenting backlash and absolute rejection of the adopted grunge look.