Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Throwback Tuesday... MCM is making a comeback!

During the late 80s, early 90s, the MCM handbag was the "it" bag. Some of you 80s babies may be more familiar with the brand. I remember my stylish Grandmother, aka. my fashionista mentor, owning some of the MCM luggage and carrying a couple different styles of their handbags. She always had the hottest handbags, so at a young age I knew there had to be something special about this designer/brand.

For those of you that may not be familiar with this iconic brand, here's a little info and history:

MCM also known as "Mode Creation Munich" was fashioned in Munich, Germany in 1976. MCM reflects the Roman numerals "1900", symbolizing the new concept of travel at the turn of the 20th century, hence their brand motto and vision: "The art of travel. The spirit of adventure. Life is a journey"

MCM provides luxury leather goods, apparel, accessories, and footwear. They combine iconic German engineered functionality with traditional craftmenship and a heritage of elegance.

History behind the Logo -
*The Munich Lion emblem symbolizes Henry the Lion, the father of its birthplace.
*The Laurel Leaves pay homage to King Ludwig I's passion for all things neoclassical, representing the Greek meaning for victory and achievement with honor.
*The MCM Diamond represents value, strength, and durability without compromise in beauty. Legend has it the diamond behind this inspiration, the Wittelsbach Diamond - a 35.56 carat (WOW!) -  sold in 2008, for the highest price ever paid at auction for a diamond.

MCM decided to diversify, as many designers have come accustom to doing, and collaborate with other designers/fashionistas/stylists/costume designers/celebrities to create personally customized collections. Check out some of MCM collabos that I LOVE:

Craig-Redman for MCM Shanghai Collection

Patricia Field for MCM

Beyonce already a fan as well...

Some unisex accessories and clothing by MCM:

A lil something for my KNIGHTS - sexy, stylish men or the male equivalent of DAMES - THESE MCM leather jackets are SO AMAZING!

Here are some of my favorite handbags from MCM's most recent collection (you can find more fabulous styles at http://www.mcmworldwide.com/) :

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