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Los Angeles, CA, United States, 2010/11/04 - The first family of music, the Jacksons, introduce their highly anticipated, music-inspired collection of fashion t-shirts and limited edition leather jackets, in honor of legendary pop-music pioneers, The Jackson 5.
The first family of music, the Jacksons, introduce their highly anticipated, music-inspired collection of fashion t-shirts and limited edition leather jackets, in honor of legendary pop-music pioneers, The Jackson 5. As a tribute to the iconic mega group, the line combines vintage images, spanning 4 decades of music legacy, with on-trend cuts to deliver a fresh, fashionable collection.
Based and produced in Los Angeles, the J5 Collection offers men’s and women’s styles featuring 24 varying vintage images and illustrations representative of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. Images dating from the 60’s, such as the Jackson 5’s first newspaper article, to the 70’s Afro funk graphics, all the way up to official art from the 80’s biggest concert tour, the 1984 world Victory Tour, J5 Collection captures the essence of one of the most iconic families of all time.
The men’s line includes short sleeve crew tees in jersey and triblend, jersey short sleeve V-necks, and long sleeve raglans with slub bodies and jersey sleeves. For women, The J5 Collection offers raglans in short and long sleeves, racerback jersey tanks, scoop neck jersey tees, and jersey crop tees. The collection is available at an MSRP of $45-$55.
The J5 Collection also captures the “Jacksonmania” spirit with limited edition, exact replicas of the iconic “Thriller” and “Beat It” jackets that the late Michael Jackson made famous. The premium jackets are produced, down to the detail, in the design of the original jackets. The Thriller jacket design is soft red leather with black detailing and “v” design on the back. The “Beat It” jackets, in red or white leather, feature chainmail detailing, diagonal zipper designs and detachable gathered sleeves. Jackets will be offered starting at an MSRP of $900.
Following a soft August 2010 launch at Project trade show, the J5 Collection will be available in prestigious boutiques and better department stores worldwide, in late February with select styles available on the website beginning today.
The J5 Collection, officially licensed through The Jackson Estate, is a true celebration of the many accomplishments of The Jackson 5, a pop-music phenomenon that shaped rock & roll history and continues to inspire modern day music for generations to come.
About The J5 Collection
For more than four decades, The Jackson 5 has created a legacy in entertainment that has yet to be paralleled. The record breaking recording group included brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Randy and Michael. Their music and image transcended race and created the worldwide phenomenon, Jacksonmania.
The J5 Collection (j5collection.com), launched in August 2010, is a unique celebration of The Jackson’s achievements as an international mega group. The Los Angeles based line features vintage images and illustrations dating back to their first newspaper article, up to their 1984 Victory Tour. The line will be carried in prestigious boutiques and department stores worldwide. With over 150 million albums sold worldwide and having introduced the greatest artist of all-time, this collection is reflective of the brothers’ legacy and the inspiration of music on fashion.