One of the most dynamic rebels of the fashion industry, Marc Jacobs has been wowing the style elite for over two decades with his imaginative designs, injecting a hallmark novel twist into traditional form.
Jacobs’ first taste of the fashion industry came at the tender age of 15, taking a position as a part-time stock boy at directional New York boutique, Charivari. Having piqued his interest, Jacobs went on to study at Manhattan’s prestigious Parsons New School for Design, successfully producing and selling his first knitwear line before graduating in 1981.
Designing clothes under his own namesake label for the first time in 1986, Jacobs’ rapid success was followed by his first menswear line in 1994. His diffusion line, Marc by Marc Jacobs, was launched in 2001 with the aim of tapping another slice of the consumer market.
Known for its more youthful and accessible approach to design, the Marc by Marc line has achieved great acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, offering a selection of wearable and eclectic-cool separates and accessories that encapsulate the designer’s trademark non-conformism.
One of the finer accessories from this season’s offering is the gold-tone Henry wrist watch. Classic and masculine with a signature nuance of Jacobs’ quirk, this smart watch features a novel design with traditional face-numbers replaced by the individual lettering of the label’s name. With its pair-with-anything tan leather strap and gold-tone hardware, this impeccably crafted accessory echoes the sleek and elegant timepieces of the 50s and 60s.
With its contemporary-cool retro looks, having one of these on your wrist will earn you some serious style kudos; moreover, they’ll be no more excuses for sloppy lateness.
Available now over at my-wardrobe priced at £185.