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post #31 of 414

E Tautz collection was actually pretty cool

http://www.nowfashion.com/16-06-2012-e-tautz-menswear-spring-summer-2013-london-show-1977.html

post #32 of 414
yeah, I kinda liked that too. Navy with hot pink is a good combo.
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post #34 of 414
Haven't looked through everything, but here are two faves from Omar Kashoura

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post #35 of 414
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Sampling of London, kind of boring.

this is london, the absurd and boring come together for a circus act of newcomers
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post #37 of 414
well, he has the fantasy part of fashion down, I suppose. now he's just got to get some clothing in there.
post #38 of 414
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well, he has the fantasy part of fashion down, I suppose. now he's just got to get some clothing in there.


That's usually the case... but all he did this time was present a concept. Let's see some clothes... or at least some sketches. I do not see any connection to fashion in this presentation. To me its a cool art exhibition.

post #39 of 414
By his own concession though, isn't he a product designer rather than fashion designer? It's just that in this instance the product happens to be clothes, bags, etc. Therefore London's fashion week is as good a place as any to turn up the PR machine,

In a lot of ways then what he's doing is more analogous to an art installation ala what Cosmic Wonder has done for years, though obviously Aitor and Yukinori have universally different aesthetics. He's challenging the necessitation to turn shit around every 6 months, and while the pace seems fucking glacial, that's as much due to our own habituation around fashion weeks, new collections, etc...
post #40 of 414
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By his own concession though, isn't he a product designer rather than fashion designer? It's just that in this instance the product happens to be clothes, bags, etc. Therefore London's fashion week is as good a place as any to turn up the PR machine,
In a lot of ways then what he's doing is more analogous to an art installation ala what Cosmic Wonder has done for years, though obviously Aitor and Yukinori have universally different aesthetics. He's challenging the necessitation to turn shit around every 6 months, and while the pace seems fucking glacial, that's as much due to our own habituation around fashion weeks, new collections, etc...

but Cosmic Wonder always showed clothes... or at least created a defined connection towards clothing. Aitor's exhibition was about Mongolians and their horses... confused.gif

post #41 of 414
it is a cool art installation, basically. a very cool one, in fact. I'd love to have a look in person. he's got a great sense of three-dimensionality, for lack of a better term. but I think it's more suited to a gallery than a fashion week presentation.
post #42 of 414
CWLS has become more consistant with their collections and are now doing 2 a year, but had a history for ten years before that as a mantle for a host of art installations, performances, and dialogues - for which clothes were sometimes made.

Aitor seems to be focussed on the collection of process, and an articulation of how he goes from X to Y, which is something rarely seen in fashion, or fine art. Which is kind of cool. I think because fashion is so quick, the curtain rarely gets pulled back, and if you've ever heard an artist talk about his or her process, it can be mind numbing. I'd like to be able to instakop AT stuff as well, but as a bit of PR and interest piquing, backlash be damned, at least people are blogging the shit out of what he's doing -- which is invaluable for when it actually hits.
post #43 of 414
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CWLS has become more consistant with their collections and are now doing 2 a year, but had a history for ten years before that as a mantle for a host of art installations, performances, and dialogues - for which clothes were sometimes made.
Aitor seems to be focussed on the collection of process, and an articulation of how he goes from X to Y, which is something rarely seen in fashion, or fine art. Which is kind of cool. I think because fashion is so quick, the curtain rarely gets pulled back, and if you've ever heard an artist talk about his or her process, it can be mind numbing. I'd like to be able to instakop AT stuff as well, but as a bit of PR and interest piquing, backlash be damned, at least people are blogging the shit out of what he's doing -- which is invaluable for when it actually hits.

hmmm I don't know if I agree with that. Helmut, early Raf and several Minimalists in the late 90's early 00's were known for this as well. Same goes for Ellsworth kelly, Jasper Johns, Yves Klein and several other artists.

post #44 of 414
Well, rarely, I said, not never. Not to be shit stirring, but of course when classic Raf does some kind of recyclism couture piece the it's all about the process, and there is certainly a definable contingent of artists who are distinctly process-based, in the era of high modern/conceptualist art this was true, but for the general public (who are not SF contributors) fashion is what happens on runways, in print, and then 6 months later in shops. Art is something to be seen on walls in galleries and museums. Certainly when designers end up with retrospectives in more mainstream museums whether through fame, Rei, or tragedy, McQueen, we get a look at how he or she thought, but in the passing of seasons to see this on the ground as it occurs is in many ways unique. I'm not mad about it, but at least it's an intersting aside in an otherwise par for the course, or underwhelming, fashion week vehicle.
post #45 of 414
Meh, either way, roll on Paris...
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