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post #99151 of 99822
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

there's probably been somebody over at the label paying attention for most of its existence—the other half of the "couple" you mentioned, though it may not be a single person.

you can drop the quotation marks here, that somebody is Adrian Joffe, Kawakubo's husband
post #99152 of 99822
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

i find the business side really interesting too. and if she's really been able to get away with 40 years in the industry without thinking of the business side then she's extremely lucky. most designers don't have that luxury. for most ignoring the business side is a quick path to bankruptcy. plus, there's probably been somebody over at the label paying attention for most of its existence—the other half of the "couple" you mentioned, though it may not be a single person. a brand doesn't grow into something that size otherwise. maybe they're not telling rei what to design but obviously she's able to create whatever she wants because the money is there to do so. personally i'm more impressed with the designer who's able to successfully manage both creative and business.

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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

I mean if you just look at the wide variety of lines CdG has, she plays a lot with the lines of business/design. Take a look at mainline versus PLAY, which is basically a money grab.

I took the quote a bit differently. She's said in many other interviews that she takes the business side of things seriously. PLAY, as g transistor noted, is basically a money grab, and she's done collabs with H&M. I think her point was that her design process isn't focused on maximizing profits. The fashion world is mostly looking at trends, and often focuses on making clothes that flatter the body (this is esp true for women). Rei's work, on the other hand, is a lot more conceptual, and she creates silhouettes that are a lot more baggy and bulbous. In this way, her design world and the fashion/ business world are different.
post #99153 of 99822

Was Margiela ever a hustler? Probably only when he sold his company to Diesel.

 

I think SZ-ish designers like Guidi/A1923 appear to be purely creative, but looking at their prices definitely indicates some hustling. 2k shoes is not reasonable in any sense. Maybe Carpe Diem started out with the intent to just produce clothing, but eventually they also started charging ridiculous amounts of money for stuff.

 

I'll still buy it though.

post #99154 of 99822
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Originally Posted by JSAN View Post

Was Margiela ever a hustler? Probably only when he sold his company to Diesel.

I think SZ-ish designers like Guidi/A1923 appear to be purely creative, but looking at their prices definitely indicates some hustling. 2k shoes is not reasonable in any sense. Maybe Carpe Diem started out with the intent to just produce clothing, but eventually they also started charging ridiculous amounts of money for stuff.

I'll still buy it though.

I wonder about brands like G and A1923 and what their profit margins are like. They dont realy advertise or do fashion shows etc so what often is a big part of the budget is not there. I know they have supposedly high production quality and associated costs but im often skeptical.
post #99155 of 99822
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Originally Posted by sipang View Post

you can drop the quotation marks here, that somebody is Adrian Joffe, Kawakubo's husband

True. At least now. The brand was pretty well established before they met I believe. But he's definitely the one who turned CdG into the empire it is.
post #99156 of 99822
Anyone know of any stores worth checking out in DC?
post #99157 of 99822
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Paging @ManofKent
 - How do Lock&Co hats fit?  Specifically, do you know how the Helsinki cap fits?  I'm interested in getting one, but can't figure out whether to get my usual size (59, or 7 1/4) or whether to size down to a 58.  I am thinking that that would not be the right move, but because the caps are not-adjustable, I need to get this just right.  Online.  I'll probably get it from Porter, so that I can at least do an exchange.

Oh, and it would be great if you could start a thread about hats and how they are made, good makers, etc...  I think that you are one of the few people who could do that with any authority.

Lock & Co is a retailer not a hat manufacturer. They use a number of makers, so a Lock & Co branded cap or hat could come from one of a number of makers (generally with a a price premium added wink.gif ). I would hazard a guess that the cap is probably made for them by Lawrence & Foster in Yorkshire (they've certainly made caps for them over the last few years and the photos look like their workmanship).

Sizing hats is always a gamble - you wear different hats at different points on your head and your skull isn't perfectly round, and manufacturers vary in how close they make hats to the nominal size. Lock&Co use English measurements so a 59cm cap would be a UK 7 1/4 but a US 7 3/8. Whereas leather hat bands tend to shrink slightly with wear, cloth cap bands tend to stretch slightly so I wouldn't size up with a cap. The safest route is to get someone to measure your head in cm where you think you'll wear the cap on your head (tilting forward or backwards can make a size difference on some heads) - take three measurements and use the average then order the closest Euro size to the nearest cm. The Lawrence & Foster caps I've got are pretty true to size.

Yes I can start a thread on here, but there's an okay one on CM that's worth a look too.
post #99158 of 99822
@StanleyVanBuren do you like the weather in Copenhagen?
post #99159 of 99822
im going to copenhagen on thursday, what should I do/see?
post #99160 of 99822
Have a look here

http://www.styleforum.net/t/402162/streetwear-denim-travel-recommendations#post_7219578

We got a 100mm rain in 3 hours last night and its still raining.
post #99161 of 99822
^^ great, thanks! any noticeable womans wear stores?
post #99162 of 99822
I'm single so my knowledge is lacking in that department.


Try checking aok.dk, it also really depends on what she's looking for.


Marant just opened a shop.
Edited by Find Finn - 8/31/14 at 5:41am
post #99163 of 99822
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Originally Posted by LPatterson View Post

Anyone know of any stores worth checking out in DC?

Slim pickings, my friend. In Georgetown, there's Rag & Bone and Barneys, though the latter has taken such a nose-dive that any joy you get from your visit will be of the schadenfreude variety.

Near U St, there's Redeem, which I've heard is pretty good, though I've never been myself. For higher end designers like Prorsum, you can check out the stores up in Friendship Heights.

Ultimately, though, the best place to shop in DC is Yoox.
post #99164 of 99822
Anyone familiar with Commune De Paris?

I like this one

https://www.communedeparis.fr/en/c/pullovers/p/pullover-lagarde-02-colored
post #99165 of 99822
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Originally Posted by LPatterson View Post

Anyone know of any stores worth checking out in DC?

If you are into worker-wear/americana stuff there is Federal, also near U St. 

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