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The Official "Designer" discussion thread

post #1 of 295
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I figured an all-encompassing thread would garner some more discussion on designers like margiela, rick owens, dries, etc. since most of this discussion is dispersed mainly in random thoughts / recent purchases.

So... favorite pieces, sizing questions, etc. Let's go!
post #2 of 295
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ccp invisible seam pants, why are these so cool?
post #3 of 295
Cosign on that one. I need someone explain to what that invisible seam actually is and why it's so great.
post #4 of 295
good thread kel, we have needed this for a while, now we have to keep it going.
post #5 of 295
Tried on some Dries van Noten at Nordstorms(!) in Bellvue*, felt awesome as hell. Midmarket brands are unspectacular, at best a good solid deal. But Dries really fits the mold of what I thought a luxury brand piece of clothing should feel like. 36 was well cut but slightly large on (not in a good way, though a "34" I'd imagine would fit perfect) but the trench I tried on fit amazing. Too bad it costs 1k+ *endless source of rich white girls
post #6 of 295
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Originally Posted by kelvinsense View Post
ccp invisible seam pants, why are these so cool?

because you can see my bulging thighs right through the seams
post #7 of 295
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margiela/ jil has great fabrics,weight,feel. Some dries has very interesting patterns and use very nice fabrics, but their more basic pieces don't use as "luxe" fabrics as the other two. The thing I love most about seeing all this stuff in person, is that most of the time it's going to be much better than in pictures. (Whereas the opposite effect is true of things like apc, jcrew, etc.) You just can't capture texture/color/drape of everything in a picture. I really encourage everyone to go see stuff in person and try it on, if possible. You don't really understand why the retail is so high until you do.
post #8 of 295
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Originally Posted by Lel View Post
Tried on some Dries van Noten at Nordstorms(!) in Bellvue*, felt awesome as hell. Midmarket brands are unspectacular, at best a good solid deal. But Dries really fits the mold of what I thought a luxury brand piece of clothing should feel like. 36 was well cut but slightly large on (not in a good way, though a "34" I'd imagine would fit perfect) but the trench I tried on fit amazing. Too bad it costs 1k+

*endless source of rich white girls
Belltown girls have more moneys, and generally more dressence. I still need to find where the Jil stuff I find actually comes from (the Jil 38R suit I came upon yesterday = love)

as for on topic discussion, I will once again mention the fw10 Jil trench
post #9 of 295
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so, this is 35" merino wool, 18% polyamide, 17% cashmere, 15% mohair, 15% silk. It's really soft, has an airy/delicate feel and a pretty awesome color. The cardigan verison had pockets in the front and wasn't as nice IMO.
post #10 of 295
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Originally Posted by kelvinsense View Post
margiela/ jil has great fabrics,weight,feel. Some dries has very interesting patterns and use very nice fabrics, but their more basic pieces don't use as "luxe" fabrics as the other two.

The thing I love most about seeing all this stuff in person, is that most of the time it's going to be much better than in pictures. (Whereas the opposite effect is true of things like apc, jcrew, etc.) You just can't capture texture/color/drape of everything in a picture. I really encourage everyone to go see stuff in person and try it on, if possible. You don't really understand why the retail is so high until you do.

My work is done.
post #11 of 295
MY favorite desginer is probably Ralph Lauren but J. Crew is really coll too! Kind of expensive though.... lol
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MY favorite desginer is probably Ralph Lauren but J. Crew is really coll too!

Kind of expensive though.... lol

RL is awesome.

love this shirt

post #13 of 295
I might abandon the rest of the forum and just hang here.
post #14 of 295
Mainly, it boils down to consistency. I'm talking about the established designers here - anyone from Rick Owens to Gucci to Dries van Noten, and am not going to comment on the so-called artisanal brands. All of these brands have everything on lockdown, from a very experienced design team to access to great production facilities, exclusive and rare materials, etc... Mid-tier brands just don't have these advantages. So they are much more prone to hit-and-miss, not that there are not particular items that aren't better than their designer analogs.
post #15 of 295
Here's some J.Crew stuff designed for SS10.



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