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Yoox has just put up a whole bunch of alpaca knits, if anyone is looking for any. It seems like an odd coincidence, but who gets a "shipment of alpaca" (scarves, sweaters, outerwear, everything) from 10 different designers at once? Mauro Grifoni, Dries van Noten, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Dsquared, Esemplare, Dolce & Gabbana, . . . . everything's 5-100% alpaca.

Some nice thick-gauge and patterned knits, some of them not too expensive.
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It was a strenuous process from what I hear. Yoox reps had to fly down to south america to make peace with the bosses from the Alpaca cartel (pictured below). They now get a hefty percentage of Yoox profits as 'protection money', but hey, the sweaters are worth it right

the Alpaca Cartel (Click to show)
post #98403 of 109053
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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post

Yoox has just put up a whole bunch of alpaca knits, if anyone is looking for any. It seems like an odd coincidence, but who gets a "shipment of alpaca" (scarves, sweaters, outerwear, everything) from 10 different designers at once? Mauro Grifoni, Dries van Noten, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Dsquared, Esemplare, Dolce & Gabbana, . . . . everything's 5-100% alpaca.

It's the alpacalypse.
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It's the alpacalypse.

Ooooo. you out B!CDed B!CD.
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Edited by canstyleace - 8/13/14 at 12:08pm
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Do you guys think that looking at the clothes rather than the model, as in separating the look of the outfit from what the physique and features the model brings to the outfit, is kind of a trained skill? I often find it difficult to do, and sometimes get annoyed that brands will use universally attractive models to enhance their lookbooks. But on the other hand, it's equally difficult to see the appeal of good clothes on unattractive, or more normal looking models, despite that being a more... responsible thing to do. Like I can't look at any totokaelo pants because of their bowlegged model. I can't focus on anything but his curved legs and it fucks up all my judgment.

post #98407 of 109053
Almost never look at the model, unless you happen to look exactly like him...
post #98408 of 109053
the absolute best scenario is when you find a model whose body is similar to yours. it's like the rosetta stone of e-commerce
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I find it helpful when the store tells you more about the model, things like his musical tastes and hobbies.
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don't forget that they pin all the clothing when they shoot for e-commerce and lookbooks so even if you are roughly the same size as the model it might not fit like the picture anyway
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

the absolute best scenario is when you find a model whose body is similar to yours. it's like the rosetta stone of e-commerce

I'm lucky in that regard

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Here's an interesting piece on the business of distressing (from the New Yorker). While I'm not in a position to get lions to maul my high end jawnz - as one manufacturer featured in the piece tried - I was thinking that I might be able to rub my Naked & Famous with catnip and let my cats do their worst... :D

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don't forget that they pin all the clothing when they shoot for e-commerce and lookbooks so even if you are roughly the same size as the model it might not fit like the picture anyway

Most of the time it fits like shit anyway.

Look book models are supposed to look bland and not attract attention unlike the ok-ni model.

If the shops found a model, who was closer to the average person size wise and have some info besides height, it would help a lot, I've seen some shops have started telling chest measurement etc., which helps.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Most of the time it fits like shit anyway.

Look book models are supposed to look bland and not attract attention unlike the ok-ni model.

If the shops found a model, who was closer to the average person size wise and have some info besides height, it would help a lot, I've seen some shops have started telling chest measurement etc., which helps.

i don't agree. lookbook models are like any other models: they're there to make the clothing look good and to create an overall appealing image. they're hired because of their proportions and appearance, not to fade into the background. there's a reason "average" sized people generally aren't used, and even if they are it's because they have a desired look.
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You are there to look at and buy clothing and not look at the models bowlegs, unibrow or abnormally long arms and having a 6'4 110lbs model doesn't really help me with anything, they could just as well have put it on a mannequin.

I know why they don't use "normally" sized people, but as before mentioned, a beanstalk doesn't help 99% of the buyers determain whether or not it will fit their body type.

Tbs, frans Boone etc. has some good models, who look close to what the avarage buyer looks like.

EG's AW13 look book model was great as well.
Edited by Find Finn - 8/2/14 at 1:35pm
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