Originally Posted by Mesta
I'm glad junya is out of his farm theme. Indeed it was a bit tame but will sell for sure, lots of blazers look very nice. The junya racks from ss 2012 in my city are still unsold even at -60%... worried that fw 2012 will be the same and that the stores drop junya!!
Dries Van Noten was SO good. I'm still amazed how relaxed and cool and beautiful the silhouettes were. Saving money already for it.
I went to Barney's here in Chicago 2 weeks ago and there were not a lot of pieces left. I went this past Monday and was surprised that there were more selections. I don't think they were keeping the merchandise in the stockroom and finally decided to display them out because the sale started like 3 weeks ago. I'm also thinking are these returned merchandise?
I bought a plaid engineer cap that was originally $230 and went on sale for $120. I thought it was still expensive and wasn't sure if I made a reasonable purchase but it's Junya and it's a hat so I can use it more often than a shirt which you can only wear less repeatedly. A few days after, I saw a same looking plaid engineer cap at Urban Outfitters on sale for $ 10. I even saw a bi color barn jacket which is identical to the piece de resistance of Junya's spring collection, but for a fraction of the cost. I bought the $ 10 Urban Outfitters one and returned the $120 sale price Junya
Is it justifiable to spend upwards 2 grand to look like you work at a barn? This doesn't make sense to me because who will and can afford to buy these clothes. I'm glad that Junya did more suiting separates for spring 2013 so the working professionals who can afford to buy his clothes can finally purchase something. Spring 2012's overalls and lumberjack styling that are cut for smaller frames are all lost merchandise. This means the lumberjack styling of the clothes don't appeal to sophisticated palletes of the style conscious who can afford them and for the average guy who will not spend $700 plaid shirt that fits too small and can purchase the same shirt that fits for a fraction of the cost. So for me, Junya as much as I admire his sensibilities in design is a little out of whack for me.