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Thank you Ms. O'Toole....Thats right...Who's Bad...and who has Thrilled you all night? None the less than Mr. Michael Jackson all through the 80's has taught us to thrill and be bad...So what would thrill you and make you feel "Bad" today in 2010?? It's the very anticipated launch of "The Jackson 5" Clothing line- This just in fresh off the news of my favorite resource- http://www.wwd.com/
Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy Jackson — along with the estate of the late Michael Jackson — are launching their first licensed apparel line under the J5 Collection name, commemorating their decades as The Jackson 5. The men’s and women’s T-shirts and jackets will be in stores in February and incorporate imagery from their years as the so-called First Family of Music.
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“I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. I’ve seen other friends be successful with their lines, like Puffy with Sean John,” said eldest brother Jackie Jackson, who was the driving force behind the project. “I’ve been in this business for a long time and our name is known around the world.”
The Jacksons have partnered with licensee Steeve Bohbot, who owns the L.A. showroom Connected International Sales which reps 17 brands, including Jump shoes, Maui & Sons and Kid Dangerous.
T-shirts will retail for between $32 to $58 and the jackets for about $600. Bohbot worked with Rafi Weisman, the original designer of the “Thriller” and “Beat It” jackets, on the replicas. Weisman at the time worked under the Marc Laurent label, which adorned the original Michael Jackson jackets.
The J5 Collection has been picked up by retailers including Urban Outfitters, Pac Sun, Kitson Men, Revolveclothing.com and 80spurple.com. Bohbot has also signed a Japanese distributor to handle accounts in that market and on Friday launched an e-commerce site at J5collection.com. -www.wwd.com