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In 1992, Marc Jacobs presented his Spring 1993 collection for Perry Ellis. Inspired by the grunge movement in the Pacific Northwest, it marked one of the first times a fashion designer decided to take inspiration from subcultures and clothing as they wore worn on the street.

The polarizing collection was truly ahead of its time, and despite the backlash it got when it first came out, Marc Jacobs has tapped his archives for Redux Grunge, reissuing 26 pieces from that groundbreaking collection.

This episode of The Dropcast goes into the historic show that provides the backdrop for this special collection, and the overall impact of grunge in fashion and street culture. Hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by consultant, art director, and certified “sock influencer” Gia Seo who sheds some light on why Marc Jacobs remains one of today’s most relevant and provocative designers.

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Words by Noah Thomas
Digital Fashion Editor