Well, I did ask for people to put up their top three pieces in their wardrobes and maybe grail pieces as well. We could always expand it to five
I am working on taking pictures of all of mine and so will probably post over the weekend. Been a bit busy this week. Think I have sorted out the pieces I like the most so far anyway.
As for favourite collections, well SS00 is possibly my favourite so far because it has so many excellent pieces from what I have seen in the video, handled in person and heard described. It also really captures what I would want in a wardrobe I think. Hell, it even has pleatless hakama pants (not as wide as SS12, but still) and suits with multiple hidden pockets! After that, in no particular order - SS12, SS09, SS08, FW07. The list changes of course depending on my mood, but I think these are the seasons that I keep coming back to again and again for their overall concept, number of pieces that I personally want in my wardrobe and just a general vibe from the styling and so on. To answer your question about where I would rate SS12, I would like to handle a few more pieces from the other seasons I mentioned before I make that judgment as it would be pretty unfair right now since I have handled the majority of the pieces from the season and have quite a few of them in my wardrobe too, making it more visceral for me.
I really like SS12 and 13 because of the amount of Eastern-inspired garments in them. The hakama pants, flowing trousers etc. The jackets with the long pleated tails at the back are almost like a dream jacket for me and are a must buy once the collection comes out. I really like pleating and ruching used on men's things and these just capture that blend of flow and softness without being too feminine. Right on the line of things that inspire me.
, damn shame that the pants are not what you wanted. Can you still/are you going to return them?
, yup, the SS00 runway show is pretty cool. Love the rebellious/young Japanese hooligan/Banchou vibe. Has anyone seen (or read) Crows Zero? That collection makes me think about that.