Marc Jacobs styled his models with dreads and people aren’t happy

2016-09-16 09:13
gigi hadid, bella hadid, kendall jenner

Cape Town – Marc Jacobs showed his Spring 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week on Thursday and has received mixed reactions.

It featured daring outfits, colourful platforms and a hairstyle that has upset a lot of people.

Models, including Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and her sister Bella donned rainbow-coloured dreadlock extensions.

In an interview with New York magazine, hairstylist Guido Palau said the style was inspired by the face of Marc Jacobs’ spring/summer campaign Lana Wachowski.

While Palau also noted the references to the dreads were multicultural, he told the magazine they were going for an “80s, raver culture, Boy George, and Harajuku” look.

When asked about the politics of giving everyone in the show dreads Palau answered, “I don’t really think about that. I take inspiration from every culture. Style comes from clashing things. It’s always been there — if you’re creative, if you make food, music, and fashion, whatever, you’re inspired by everything. It’s not homogeneous. Different cultures mix all the time. You see it on the street. People don’t dress head-to-toe in just one way.”

But not many people seem to agree with this statement and aired their views on Twitter.

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