The King of Pop sparked plenty of fashion trends before his death in July, 2009, with his red leather zippered jacket proving to be especially iconic. Now, his brothers and fellow Jackson 5 members Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Randy, are launching the J5 Collection, featuring T-shirts and jackets for men and women.
Set to hit stores in February, styles will include replicas of Jackson's "Beat It" and "Thriller" leather jackets, starting at $900, and T-shirts -- with 24 vintage Jackson 5 images spanning four decades -- will run between $45 and $55.
Just what images, you ask? Think the quintet's first newspaper article from the '60s, Afro funk graphics from the '70s, art from the 1984 Victory Tour, and more.
"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," eldest brother Jackie Jackson, the driving force behind the project, tells Women's Wear Daily. "I've been in this business for a long time and our name is known around the world."
The men's line is slated to include short-sleeve crew T-shirts in jersey and triblend, jersey short-sleeve V-necks, and long-sleeve raglans with jersey sleeves.
For the female fans, the J5 Collection will offer raglans in short and long sleeves, racer-back jersey tanks, scoop-neck jersey T-shirts, and jersey crop tees.
Now, about those jackets that helped make Michael famous.
The "Thriller" style is done in red leather with black detailing and a "V" design on the back. The "Beat It" jacket comes in red or white leather, with chain mail detailing, diagonal zipper designs, and detachable sleeves.
The J5 Collection will be available in stores including Urban Outfitters, PacSun, and Kitson Men in late February, WWD reports, and sooner at j5collection.com.
As for sparkly silver gloves, white socks, and penny loafers? We'll just have to wait.
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