Originally Posted by Stazy
Dior Homme is anything but "over the top loud fashion". Nearly all their pieces feature clean lines & mono tone palettes. It really doesn't get much simpler.
Don't bother, every time there's a thread like this ("who is the ABSOLUTE WORST designer?") people start posting perfectly acceptable names because of pet peeves or tiny perceived sartorial slights. For instance, a lot of people in this thread have said Versace. What Versace are they talking about, the neon vintage shit floating around eBay or the really fashion-forward stuff Frieda Giannini [sp] has been putting on the runway the last few seasons? Because the runway stuff of late has been pretty fucking cool, definitely not to everybody's taste but there's absolutely no way these people could expand and articulate their opinions on why it's apparently awful without sounding like vapid sheep. Same goes for everybody who's mentioned Armani. I am the last person on earth who you could call a "fan of Armani," I think I own one Collezione button-up and I don't recall ever seeing a GA design I thought was interesting and especially nice -- yet the clothing is all thoroughly inoffensive, it's just tailored suits and shirts, how on earth is that "the most annoying brand"?
Ed Hardy is an answer that's universally empirically acceptable. Maybe American Eagle for its shittiness and ubiquity. But Gucci and Burberry have been mentioned dozens of times in this thread; I have a feeling most of the people writing down those names don't watch the runway shows -- they probably think everything by those labels actually has a monogram pattern all over it. Guess what, it doesn't! I hate the Gucci all-over print more than I can express, but the menswear Gucci's put out lately has been understated if anything. Burberry Prorsum tends to eschew the traditional nova check, though there was one season it was blown up all over everything. I'm not trying to be a brand apologist here because they need to be kept on their toes about pricing, styling, quality and everything else; but I'm also not willing to let things go too far in the opposite direction where people shit all over every non-streetwear/non-English brand name without reason. EDIT: Here's some Gucci fw09 looks, I dare anyone to explain how they are obnoxious (you don't get to nitpick, you have to establish this is THE MOST ANNOYING brand)