Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck
that is a big assumption. based on anything in particular or just a hunch?
Yes, look at the marketing shots from stores like barneys, the corner, or what gets posted on Tumblr. They tend to display the patterned skinny suits and tight pants. It's not like I hold it against him, I own some of that. Maybe the dude just really likes tight suits but I don't think it's a stretch to say that a designer who owns an independent brand has some marketing in mind when he designs his collections.
Originally Posted by Abraxis
I see. Well I feel like once you are of that size it's kind of requisite that you make things that will sell. I look at the disparities between what Rick Owens puts on the runway and what's produced and bought, but maybe you feel he's a panderer as well.
I've personally never really thought of Dries as an experimental cut kind of guy... feel like him as well as Schneider mostly makes accessible designs with personal tweaks in great fabrics/prints. But I'm fashionably boring... Ackermann is not appealing to me in the slightest except for the more traditionally cut tailored pieces in loud fabrics... but for me those are the most Dries-ish of his designs but I find the connection pretty tenuous unless any blazer/coat in a loudish print is "Dries-ish."
Also here Dries' stuff can be loud, but imo always has a sense of taste/sophistication in the approach which is perhaps tempered by his more traditional cuts.
The hardcore layering I find less appealing than the Soloist approach, but I don't think romantic-ish stuff speaks to me (Ann D etc) where I find Ackerman to be more about versus Soloist which has the rock & roll/heritage bent at times.
Dries does a lot of odd cuts every season, I'll post some pics when not on mobile. Specifically, he does a lot of luxe silk patterned robe things, and also likes to use bright striped silk pants, patterned shirts, and blazers. He tends to play with proportions in his trousers a lot too.