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post #96616 of 102351
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

I'll watch those sometime tomorrow.

I don't think the study of something is the equivalent of knowing and understanding the works of notable people. A good writer doesn't need to major in English or take Lit Crit classes to write well, but they do need to read and familiarize themselves with the work of other authors. It's the human way for creators to build upon the movements of the past and the current, studiously or not.

I presume you didn't study fashion. I didn't either. So hopefully we can get more people who haven't studied fashion to weigh on how to properly learn the subject.
post #96617 of 102351
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Originally Posted by MS007 View Post

just landed in SF. Going to stay here for a month. Anything to check out besides the usual?

Just depends what your expecting? Are you only staying in SF?
post #96618 of 102351
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

I'll watch those sometime tomorrow.

I don't think the study of something is the equivalent of knowing and understanding the works of notable people. A good writer doesn't need to major in English or take Lit Crit classes to write well, but they do need to read and familiarize themselves with the work of other authors. It's the human way for creators to build upon the movements of the past and the current, studiously or not.

No they don't and neither do designers. Kawakubos gone on record saying she doesn't care to even look at other peoples work because she wants to create something new

Maybe it's not the way you prefer it but not everything has to go the way you prefer it. There's plenty of good artists and writers who willfully ignore large swaths of other good artists and writers past or presents. Not knowing about good art doesn't preclude you from making good art. It just hurts your chances.
post #96619 of 102351
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How could I compete with such styleforum classic hits like

Even sinnedk can recognise a joke post that obvious. We have a new champion, ladies and gentlemen.
post #96620 of 102351

Also there's a fundamental difference between creativity and intellectualized practice. Reading all the good writing in the world won't necessarily make someone a good writer. A great director can also be a film buff but there's no causal relationship between the two despite what it seems. In art at least, the connection between painting and concept; that art is inseparable from ideas, did not appear until impressionism. Before then no one was interested in what artists "thought," let alone believe that knowledge and intellect had anything to do with creativity.

post #96621 of 102351
Even besides all that, people studying fashion aren't doing it so that you can name drop a designer, throw some adjectives in there and sound like a smarty pants. They're doing it to learn actual things and/or start a career.
post #96622 of 102351
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

yup, suit supply is def a good value if the suits actually fit you. unfortunately for me, the only design that worked for my body was their $1000 model. it was their way of telling me I'm high maintenance

i needed a 'good enough' suit for a conference, ordered three models in my standard size and kept the best which actually fit really well. quality seems very good for the price + free shipping/returns, pretty impressive
post #96623 of 102351
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

I'm pretty sure most fashion design courses would have fashion history classes in the curriculum.

Let's just say some fashion design students know a lot about designers and some don't.

Why's anyone pretending that it matters anyway? A degree these days (Bachelors or Masters level) is pretty much just teaching you the bare minimum to be considered employable, and even then, that really depends on the subject you're studying.

Sure, there's always the odd student with real talent and a desire for more knowledge, but they're the exceptions.

Most people need a few years of real work experience before they can really start acting like you've got your shit together, a 21 year old graduate just doesn't have the experience yet.
post #96624 of 102351
Moving on from this, has anybody happened to see some linen cuffed pants/joggers around? I'm thinking like the OL relaxed trousers but with elastic cuffed hems?
I'd appreciate any link ups as I haven't been able to find anything like that yet. Or even just some kind of lightweight tech fabrics might work.
Thanks.
post #96625 of 102351
How does one kill half a day in Brussels? Any Schneider/Dries-sales on? SIPANG PLS.
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There are certain people whose business it is to know all about the current trends, where the market is going, finding new stuff, etc...  These are stylists, merchandisers, buyers, and less so, technical designers.  Even then, a comprehensive knowledge of fashion history doesn't necessarily come into your everyday work.

 

So, coming next week - sashiko Type III jacket which I think I will paint battleshop grey, or lacquer (probably paint, but I'd the interested in any opinions that I should lacquer the thing instead (a more difficult procedure though, since I'd have to be pretty uniform in application, Visvim Skagways in the blue damask, which are sorta crazy and interesting enough to leave along, and a Giles&Brother cuff, which is a Father's Day gift from my wife and kids to me:

 

 

 

I still like my Common Projects, but it's becoming a little too respectable.  

post #96627 of 102351
I will be in portland for a week in august. Cool places to visit/anyone wanna hang out with an asian guy?
post #96628 of 102351
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How does one kill half a day in Brussels? Any Schneider/Dries-sales on? SIPANG PLS.

not sipang but credited to syeknom

Brussels: Stijl (dries, ann, raf, kva, rick, schneider), Margiela flagship, Privé Joke (universal works, our legacy, howlin', etc), COS, bellerose (used to stock cabourn and engineered garments don't know if they still do), Fillipa K.
post #96629 of 102351
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

a Giles&Brother cuff, which is a Father's Day gift from my wife and kids to me:



 

I have a bracelet like that. When I have it on and put my hands in my pockets, the hook catches on my pants every time I take my hands out. I'm pretty sure it's going to rip my pants one day.
post #96630 of 102351
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Originally Posted by worakl View Post

How does one kill half a day in Brussels? Any Schneider/Dries-sales on? SIPANG PLS.

When are you there ?

No sales that I'm aware of, Brussels is not that great when it comes to shopping. Go see the Michaël Borremans exhibition @ Bozar (right behind the central station) (unless you're there on Monday when most museums are closed) then you can slowly head downtown to the Dansaert district (20min walk) where you'll find Stijl, Hunting and Collecting etc. The Margiela store is in the same area, just a tiny bit out of the way next to the Saint-Catherine old docks.
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