Hiroki/Visvim is just monetizing their investment on Chinese money- unlikely they quit, but I can't help but feel its a means to the end for him, maybe it's the late stage of his game with the label. Recently I saw a pic of him pre Visvim, maybe around the iDiom days- so funny to see him young and without the long hair and Navajo getup. He has refined a vision, for sure, but you can't help but feel that in the future the label will just sit there without as much energy as before, maturity has been reached and it will just be this store in Harajuku with the $500 shirts and $4-8000 leather jackets and shit, like soulless rich old/rich young Chinese dude stuff to be copped because it's expensive. We won't be going down that path. I like nice stuff myself but never get into anything simply because of a price tag. I usually just get drawn to things for some simple, yet irreplaceable quality that many share the same sentiments about.
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4/24/12 at 12:31am