There's an issue of PEN magazine here in Japan, was either last month's or this month's currently - it's dedicated to the CDG empire and has a more founded take on the CDG aesthetic. It includes the relevancy of Junya of course, but some mentions of Tao and of course Kawakubo.
Thanks for the tip. I actually was in Kinokuniya recently checking out the magazines you recommended to me. Some really good stuff so thanks again for that. I think I might go back today to see if they have this though, and pick up a new copy of GO OUT as well.
I don't know what the price will be of the CdG magazine but guys feel free to PM me if you want a copy. Before doing that make sure you are OK with paying up to $30 shipped since the magazines can get very pricey. Realistically it will be more like $22 shipped or so if the magazine is like $18, but I don't want to end up with a dozen copies of a bulky $25 magazine from people that flake on me when they get the sticker shock. I'm not going to gouge anyone on costs or something stupid, but I know how much people like CdG so if they actually have it, I would be happy to send it out.
How come the styleforum doesn't ever really go for the 'loud' designers (Bernard Wilhelm, Walter van Beirendonck, Jeremy Scott, Gaultier, etc)?
Because SF is its own fashion microculture, there are a lot of first posts in shitty threads that start 'hi i'm a guy who wants to become more stylish, right now i have some gap khakis but what do i do next' and then everyone bitches him out until he buys raw jeans and white sneakers. Which is a good place to start but it's also where people often stop.
Also, the 'loud' designers tend to be fuckin expensive
Also also, I would say the RO/Julius/Yohji stuff is all pretty 'loud', it's more a question of Jeremy Scott et al making clothes with a sense of humor, which people (myself included) are afraid of for various reasons.
Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance
Actually I'd love to see a thread dedicated to those who wear that stuff in real life.
A couple of unrelated thoughts.
1. A Electrical Engineering prof I know, is a huge Yamamoto proponent - believes that he was the last of the great menswear visionaries, and that no one, his contemporaries like Issey Miyake and Rei Kawakubo, included, even came close. Definitely no one from the Belgian school, much less any of the Italians or Brits.
We had a 40 minute conversation in "downtown" Moscow ID about Yamamoto, me in my usual, but he in a knee length coat with a fur collar and a fedora and loop earrings - one of the more surreal sights of the day. If anyone really wants to know the genesis of Yamamoto, they need, need, need, to get and watch "Notebook on City and Clothing": http://www.wim-wenders.com/movies/movies_spec/notebookoncitiesandclothes/notebookoncitiesandclothes.htm
Only slightly rhetorical question - how the fuck do you sit through that entire movie? I can watch whatever quantity of Jarmusch or Cassavetes or whatever, but fuckin a Wim Wenders was insufferable. Maybe there's a huge change in the last 20 minutes but I thought he took a good Yohji movie and turned it into a movie all about Wim Wenders and accordion waltzes.
I thought BW / MIA were part of this big London music & fashion circle.
BW has a studio in Paris, is a pothead and makes weird/artsy/uber gay presentations and clothes, his best bud is François Sagat. Wearers are more kokon to zai than little post-rave ravers.
WvB: old gen homo, into fun/fiunky designs but much more militant and intellectual approach. He teaches at the royal academy and is like, say, what your NYC prof would be if he was a bear wearing fluo designs.
BW: new gen homo, decadent and hedonistic, art freaks crowd. They're like lads, except smarter, dressed weird and really gay.
Borneo 1834 is unfuckwithable as is Filles en Aiguille. What kind of non-exports?
as far as I know, SL's Sarrasins and Bois Oriental are non-export. Was curious about Filles en Aiguilles but not sure if I like pine enough...
I'm gonna try out some exports and perhaps if it works out get one of those two as well.
But . . . . Select Size: One Size Size & Fit: "Comfortably fits US 7 to 9"
Why can't teensy Japanese people make big clothes for export?
These were available at oi polloi and inventory in the past. I strongly considered getting them cause they're so awesome looking (this was the color I was least a fan of though). Ultimately decided against it for that and the fact that it seems good in concept but I would have no fucking idea of how to actually integrate them into my wardrobe.