Originally Posted by Magician
Yeah, that is a little much. I can't help but think it's somewhat deliberate on Poell's part (his famous exclusiveness peaking through, or even just translation awkwardness.
Here's the article I'm referring too:http://www.art-magazin.de/design/125..._junges_design
And a translation, courtesy of Merz on SZ:http://stylezeitgeist.com/forums/sho...94&postcount=8
This bit resonated really strongly with me:Even back then Poell, whose grandfather was already in the leather crafts, had a inclination to the bizarre, fixed stitches with tape instead of yarn, processed horse skin until it was transparent and coloured leather with ox blood to "give back taken life"
I have never doubted that he is a gifted designer, but nothing in that piece suggests that he is an intellectual heavyweight. As for his shows, they are just as much theater as a runway show. I expect that he knows this, and that the talk is just PR bullshit, and particularly pretentious "never goes on sale"... blah... blah, blah... bullshit at that. As we've seen, even Atelier goes on sale when the chips are down. I would like to know if Poell is now asking to buy back all his shit. He sounds like a real ponce. I prefer guys like Neil Barrett and Christopher Bailey, who make no bones about the fact that they are in a business
and that if what they do is art, it is not a particularly elevated form of art.
Edit: I rate him as needing 3 punches in the balls, with the Imitation of Christ chicks rating a 10 (I'm sure we could find some to go up to 11) and John Varvatos rating a 0 (you might not like his designs, but the man is a pretty straight up guy.)