bob marley legacy

The Influence Of Bob Marley On The Fashion World

Two years ago the Legacy series started on YouTube to remember the King of Reggae, Bob Marley. This mini-documentary is a 12-part series that highlights different chapters of the Jamaican superstar, each with special topics featuring conversations, interviews and never shown material with family and friends. This shows the huge influence of Bob on the world, even today. The last episode, number 10 in the range, is themed ‘Fashion Icon‘ where you can see that Bob Marley was mostly seen dressed in a rebellious double denim outfit.

bob marley legacy

The Mini-Documentary Serie

Bob Marley, officially named Robert Nesta Marley, was born on the 6th of February in 1945 in Nine Miles, Jamaica. The Jamaican singer, musician, and songwriter would turn 75 in 2020, so therefore the Legacy series kicked-off as a celebration. In the last few years, the first episodes already went online, but now, the last episode is dedicated to Marley’s creative influence on the fashion world. His style’s evolution throughout his career, and his far-reaching and unwavering impact on global culture and fashion are beautifully captured again in this must-see series.

bob marley legacy

The Content Of The New Legacy Series

In the new Legacy ‘Fashion Icon’ episode, you will see Marley’s journey from growing up in Jamaica and the years following, including his illustrious music career, influenced his style. In ‘Fashion Icon‘, members of the Marley family and designers in fashion reveal their perspectives on how Bob’s style shaped their appreciation for fashion and how it has influenced generations worldwide. The episode features insights from Cedella Marley, Rohan Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Skip Marley, famed art director, and designer Neville Garrick, and Hip-Hop Legend and activist Chuck D.

In addition, designers Paul O’Neill (Design Director, Levi’s), Aurora James (Creative Director and Founder of luxury accessories brand Brother Vellies), Edvin Thompson, (Designer and Creative Director of Theophilio), and Anik Khan, Bangladeshi-American musician, and entrepreneur also provide invaluable input on Marley’s contribution to the fashion culture.

Watch The Last Episode

Watch Bob Marley’s Legacy ‘Fashion Icon’ here below;

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.