Very nice to see AW and SS fits, truly a global thread
David, thanks for you review and sizing advice on the SS12 Double Cardigan. Received it the other day, great piece.
I wonder where the %s come from for how much a designer wants to make vs sell
it's hard to accept that CDG is 80/20 in favor of making, unless this is not considering it as the CDG umbrella that encompasses all the random collections and collabs with other labels that are really just a sticker placed on...
to what extent do you think it was affordable before? i think there's something to be said about the concept of "starving artist" which has existed for how long i don't know. it's perhaps a reasonable statement, meaning even more difficult now to persist via some creative outlet.
i also think shrunken societal attention spans--always craving newer and more exciting--have a share in the blame, due in part to the very technologies that allow for more creativity to begin with.
A picture taken last weekend when I visited Atelier New York (doing their client style thing).
My facial expression looks weird but clothes look okay.
Reinhard Plank hat, Kuboraum glasses, Yohji Yamamoto long jacket, knit and pants. Onitsuka Tiger Sneakers
And what I wore today.
One of the best suits he has done IMO and one of the best I own as well. DR YY Suit in Silk/Cotton
I noticed Amazon UK is doing a pretty decent 70% off sale on shoes from the Old Curiosity Shop in London - the designer, Daita Kimura, has collaborated with Yohji in the past, (runway gear, and as a designer, the aesthetic fits). If anyone knows more I've long wondered what precise form their work together took.
But anyway. Amazing shoes. The shop in London is insaaaaane. (The extra a's are justified)