Marc by Marc Jacobs ♥ Kangol
This marks the second collaboration bewtween the two brands, on the heels of their Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The synergy between the heritage headwear company and the influential American fashion brand, coupled with their shared collaborative spirit, made this last collection a natural progression.
Kangol’s Design Director, Nic Harris, worked closely with the MBMJ men’s design team to infuse patterns and colors from the MBMJ Fall/Winter 2013 ready-to-wear collection into iconic KANGOL silhouettes. “It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with the MBMJ team again. Blending elements of their ready-to -wear designs into some of KANGOL’s most beloved styles allowed us to come up with exciting new possibilities that merged fashion and heritage,” said Harris.
As with the spring offering, KANGOL’s 504 Cap remains a key style, reinterpreted in a rich palette of primary colors and jewel tones. Leopard print 504’s are made in the USA while Lurex is mixed with Lambswool, adding a hint of shine to other 504’s. Additionally, more KANGOL shapes were added this season, including a Spacecap style, KANGOL’s proprietary classic baseball shape. The Spacecap is made using colour blocked Shavora, versions of Angora which have been KANGOL signatures throughout much of it’s history. Finally, an oversized plaid trapper style rounds out the group.
Select hats bear the embroidered logo originally created to commemorate the collaboration, with the Marc by Marc Jacobs logo forming a semi-circle above the KANGOL kangaroo. The collection also features a custom woven internal label reading, “MARC BY MARC JACOBS ♥ KANGOL”. Though designed to complement men’s looks, much of the collection has a decidedly unisex appeal.[aio_button align=”none” animation=”none” color=”red” size=”small” icon=”none” text=”MBMJ ♥ KANGOL Stockists” relationship=”nofollow” url=”http://kangol.com/mbmj-♥-kangol-stockists/”]