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post #64831 of 98972
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Originally Posted by A Fellow Linguist View Post

Which half? Left, right, front, back? Or just shave 50% of it, but from random spots? Probably won't go all the way if/when I do it, just take it down to a 1 or 2.

never thought about left/right...is this like the earring bullshit where one side means your gay? i never god an earring because i was always worried i'd forget which side is which (7)...


just get it cut like danny fucking brown.

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post #64832 of 98972
From Cathy Horyn's review of SLP:
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I was not invited. Despite positive reviews of his early YSL and Dior collections, as well as a profile, Mr. Slimane objected bitterly to a review I wrote in 2004 — not about him but Raf Simons. Essentially I wrote that without Mr. Simons’s template of slim tailoring and street casting, there would not have been a Hedi Slimane — just as there would never have been a Raf Simons without Helmut Lang. Fashion develops a bit like a genetic line.

Anyway, Mr. Slimane insisted that he was the first to show the skinny suit. It was a silly debate. Who cares? As time went on, he also felt (as best as I can tell) that I gave preference to Mr. Simons in my coverage of the men’s shows. If I gave him attention, it was because his work and my reporting into the key early part of his career merited it. I haven’t spoken to Mr. Slimane in five years.

DRAMA!
post #64833 of 98972
Was just about to post this here. Interesting article, and I agree that Slimane's media approach is completely out of touch with reality.
post #64834 of 98972
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

How can this be the "same collection" when this is Hedi's first womenswear collection?
We're so conditioned to expect some crazy level of artistry and esoterism in runway shows that it's easy to forget that they're ultimately for buyers and for press coverage, not art shows. Hedi didn't blaze any new trails but he released a very beautiful, very focused collection full of wearable clothing. Honestly, that's good to me. Maybe I'm just not intellectual enough to appreciate fashion on such a level, but I prefer good clothes over statements. I guess it's no coincidence that most of my favourite brands release variations on the same pieces every season ...

I don't think Hedi should be held accountable for others aping his aesthetic, anyway.

I think it's a bit dishonest and easy to insinuate that people that might not like this collection prefer statements over good clothes or that they can only enjoy fashion as something more cerebral, or that they want something esoteric or more spectacular (or even something totally new). It's an argument thrown around everytime we try to have a discussion about fashion outside the confines of pure commercialism and frankly it's just bullshit.

It doesn't need to be an art show (not that those aren't big business), but a runway collection is still a design affair before being a PR event, or it should be. That's why designer fashion is held to higher standards than high street fashion, and that's why things like references, context, coherence... matter.

Hedi should be held accountable for acting like we're still in 2000something, being seemingly totally oblivious to what happened in fashion since and mostly for his mega hype train (which is mainly responsible for the virulence of today's reviews I think).
post #64835 of 98972
Now I feel like a hater.


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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

Also, I hate that Haider won't do men's.


Well he did, shortly. You can still find a couple of pieces. But yeah I wouldn't mind a comeback.
post #64836 of 98972
hilarious quote

people credit hedi for inventing the slim suit but raf and ccp (yes) were doing it for years before him
post #64837 of 98972
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Originally Posted by sipang View Post

Now I feel like a hater.

Don't -- I like your post, anyway.
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I think it's a bit dishonest and easy to insinuate that people that might not like this collection prefer statements over good clothes or that they can only enjoy fashion as something more cerebral, or that they want something esoteric or more spectacular (or even something totally new). It's an argument thrown around everytime we try to have a discussion about fashion outside the confines of pure commercialism and frankly it's just bullshit.

I wasn't trying to make such a sweeping generalization, but I realize it appears like I was. Sorry.
post #64838 of 98972
Didn't know this show was such a big deal, damn
post #64839 of 98972
The risk of the DB haircut would be that people might mis-identify you for wanting to be skrillex
post #64840 of 98972
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

Also, I hate that Haider won't do men's.

For quite a while Haider was really just some draped fabric and a backwards cardigan or two held together with some intelligent belting, so coming up with your own looks wouldn't be horribly challenging if you're so inclined.

 

Really excited to see all the discussion about YSL - will have to jump in myself later today with some more fleshed out thoughts, probably in the Runway thread lest it get lost lost in the chatter here.

post #64841 of 98972
Mismo's doing their bi annually storage sale this weekend, at their showroom in Copenhagen.

Up to 70% of on samples, show samples, factory seconds and old models.

I'm panning on doing a proxy on friday, so let me know.
Edited by Find Finn - 10/2/12 at 10:25am
post #64842 of 98972
totally random fashion thought:
it's interesting how the more time we spend paying attention to fashion, the more open we become to different pieces/silhouette/etc. Granted, I come from a small farming town and my exposure to fashion was incredibly limited before coming to college/finding sf/sufu, I remember when I first joined and someone (probably scott) was telling me how blazers/tailoredwear looked best on small dudes and I literally couldn't imagine wearing a casual blazer. it was just something that wasn't on my radar. A few years later and I probably wear some form of casual blazer at least 50% of the time. it's kind of neat to watch how one's tastes change as a result of exposure/knowledge.

this whole thought came about as I was debating buying an EG shawl. I love how they look in the look books but I had a moment of questioning whether i would have the balls to wear it around campus. it brought me back to the when i first started wearing cropped/rolled pants and was self conscious (even though I liked it i worried other people wouldn't), then the first time I wore my eg blazer out i was kind of worried it would look too "formal" or whatever to everyone else. kind of went through the same thing with that red denim jacket i have, my friends still joke about it, but i like it and like the way it looks.
post #64843 of 98972
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

totally random fashion thought:
it's interesting how the more time we spend paying attention to fashion, the more open we become to different pieces/silhouette/etc. Granted, I come from a small farming town and my exposure to fashion was incredibly limited before coming to college/finding sf/sufu, I remember when I first joined and someone (probably scott) was telling me how blazers/tailoredwear looked best on small dudes and I literally couldn't imagine wearing a casual blazer. it was just something that wasn't on my radar. A few years later and I probably wear some form of casual blazer at least 50% of the time. it's kind of neat to watch how one's tastes change as a result of exposure/knowledge.
this whole thought came about as I was debating buying an EG shawl. I love how they look in the look books but I had a moment of questioning whether i would have the balls to wear it around campus. it brought me back to the when i first started wearing cropped/rolled pants and was self conscious (even though I liked it i worried other people wouldn't), then the first time I wore my eg blazer out i was kind of worried it would look too "formal" or whatever to everyone else. kind of went through the same thing with that red denim jacket i have, my friends still joke about it, but i like it and like the way it looks.

Thumbs up. took a while to be comfortable trying new things.
post #64844 of 98972
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

totally random fashion thought:
it's interesting how the more time we spend paying attention to fashion, the more open we become to different pieces/silhouette/etc. Granted, I come from a small farming town and my exposure to fashion was incredibly limited before coming to college/finding sf/sufu, I remember when I first joined and someone (probably scott) was telling me how blazers/tailoredwear looked best on small dudes and I literally couldn't imagine wearing a casual blazer. it was just something that wasn't on my radar. A few years later and I probably wear some form of casual blazer at least 50% of the time. it's kind of neat to watch how one's tastes change as a result of exposure/knowledge.
this whole thought came about as I was debating buying an EG shawl. I love how they look in the look books but I had a moment of questioning whether i would have the balls to wear it around campus. it brought me back to the when i first started wearing cropped/rolled pants and was self conscious (even though I liked it i worried other people wouldn't), then the first time I wore my eg blazer out i was kind of worried it would look too "formal" or whatever to everyone else. kind of went through the same thing with that red denim jacket i have, my friends still joke about it, but i like it and like the way it looks.

I had this same experience regarding developing a much broader taste for different styles. i actually started being interested in fashion and doing waywts on something awful of all places (little tiny subforum of fashion/clothes), and it was crazy to think about wearing stuff other than ultra skinny jeans, ratty vans/toms and dark flannel buttondowns. then i had an even bigger mindfuck once i'd got used to the sort of fitted americana look that was prevailing on that forum at the time, got here and on sz and saw yohji, damir, CCP, rick, etc- all these forms and silhouettes that flew in the face of tailored chinos, ocbds, and redwing boots. and i'm right there with you on taking a ribbing from family and friends- i grew up in a small town in louisiana just north of new orleans, and I go to school in Memphis TN, so mainstream ideas about fashion pretty much begin and end with polos, cargo shorts, and sneakers- northface pullovers if its cold biggrin.gif
post #64845 of 98972

Someone rich please cop this

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