That's one of the CdG H+ hats right? I tried some of them on at DSM but they were all too small for me
I actually like the high crown, but I think it would look better if you pulled it down at the front - probably not beret low, but maybe three fingers width from the top of your eyebrow? Looking at the last photo it just seems like it could be pushed forwards a touch. And that lab coat looks so good, I really want something like that in black!
Going back to the videos valter
posted, I liked the way Yohji talks about his favourite young designers being those with a slight innocence. I do wonder whether it is still possible for those types of designers to still succeed though. Money, money, money, it seems inescapable in an industry where designers have to increasingly think in terms of that which will sell the most. There seem to be a greater number of 'hype' pieces in menswear today - easily identifiable, and thus sellable, symbols for people to parade. Whether it be a rottweiler sweatshirt or a t-shirt with a screaming gorilla on it. Designers are increasingly thinking of what will be photographed easily for magazines, blogs, streetstyle columns, etc. A very loud print or design element becomes a form of branding, without the perceived vulgarity of sticking the brand name in flaming text across the chest.
What I like so much about Yohji, and my other favourite designers, is that there is no screaming for attention. You wear something and it whispers its beauty into the ear of the viewer. His clothes don't shout for attention, they are simply what they are. I hate to talk of clothing being 'genuine', but in a sense I think his clothing has a sense of truth to it. Sometimes fashion can hide behind a loud design, in the sense that people wear it and that is what you see - the design and not the person behind it. People pile on 'it' item after 'it' item with no real regard for aesthetics, simply to belong to the microcosm of those 'in fashion', whilst simultaneously standing apart from the general crowd. With the young designers that Yohji talks about, of those who simply lose themselves in what they love, I think it is a more positive way of designing and dressing, but does it stand a chance in the way the industry operates today? I'd like to think that those who really love it will be enough to support those designers and help to keep them working, but at the same time I wonder whether they will soon learn the hard way that they need to create at least something to prance in front of the fashion crowd.