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Guess Releases Classic Eighties and Nineties Fashions – WWD

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Guess Inc. is popping to its archives as soon as once more. This time, the model is unveiling 68 handpicked classic gadgets from the Eighties and Nineties as a part of its “Guess Licensed Classic Program” on Thursday.

The types — males’s and ladies’s put on — embody denim, T-shirts and jackets that have been designed in Los Angeles between 1981 and 1999. Priced between $79 and $168, the gathering shall be obtainable solely on

“There’s a whole lot of historical past of the model that is able to be retold after so a few years,” mentioned Nicolai Marciano, director of name partnerships and specialty advertising and marketing. He’s the son of the family-run enterprise’ cofounder, Paul Marciano. The corporate was launched in L.A. in 1981. Subsequent 12 months will mark its 40th anniversary.

Nicolai Marciano, 24, has been main the technique of diving into Guess’ previous collections by means of initiatives like Guess Originals and Guess USA — each devoted to celebrating classic and reintroducing previous Guess types to a youthful era of customers. The model, which has been releasing a sequence of capsule collections to showcase remakes of previous types, can be advocating for trend upcycling.

“We’re dedicated to selling round trend and the premise of clothes lasting, being reused and recycled,” mentioned Marciano. “We have now a lot historical past in a whole lot of completely different classes, within the artistic property of the model, whether or not that’s from the attire to our graphics to our imagery. There’s at all times a brand new story to inform and a special theme, one thing to be impressed by.”

The drop options skinny and straight-leg denims, some utilizing the stonewash method or acid-washed. There are additionally patches and embroideries discovered on sure items.

“The youthful era is simply actually excited about nostalgia,” mentioned Marciano, when requested about Gen Z’s explicit attraction to the Nineties. “Whether or not it’s music or the completely different fashions from that period, there’s one thing they wish to expertise from that point.”

This week Marciano will information companions, influencers and editors (separately, to fulfill COVID-19 security protocols) by means of a re-creation of Guess’ authentic Rodeo Drive retailer idea. It’s a Western-themed area on the firm’s downtown L.A. headquarters, displaying Guess classic.

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A take a look at the downtown L.A. instillation, showcasing Guess Inc. classic. 
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