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*** Official S/S 2013 Runway Thread ***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. KingJulien

    KingJulien Well-Known Member

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    I don't know enough about it to gauge whether it's good or not either, though it looks cool (though pretty derivative going on those three pics), but it kinda makes me sad that he seems to be focusing on this stuff and putting no effort into his main line.
     
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  2. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Well-Known Member

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    The collection was disspointing.
    Sure it had all the details you expect from a couture line, but I really believe that Dior and Raf are not made for each other. I hope he proves me wrong in time
     
  3. sipang

    sipang Well-Known Member

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    Raf was aight


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    I don't know shit about HC but I gather this recalls original Dior stuff, baby steps I guess... I'd take Jil F/W 2012 over this though, HC or not.



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  4. worakl

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    Those girls are so skinny. [​IMG] I know it's sort of a "yeah, we know." but when one doesn't follow womens fashion that closely you sort of forget it. It's almost painful to see a few of them.
     
  5. Urthwhyte

    Urthwhyte Well-Known Member

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    Nothing like the 90s. On the whole models are just really small people, height excluded.
     
  6. hendrix

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    ...I bet customers love to read that about themselves.
    I've read that exact paragraph about every freaking designer I became interested in ever since joining SF.
    We're all so fucking tasteful shunning the excess of the (20s/50s/80s/2000s/celebrities/porn).

    I mean, the article may be true, maybe he is a restrained minimalist designer (lets ignore the fact that he works for a very large, well known luxury accesories company owned by Gucci), but it just reads so wanky to me.

    Minimalism is nice and all but can we please stop lauding it over other design identities?
     
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  7. Parker

    Parker Well-Known Member

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    I didn't like Raf's weird die-cut shorts. who wears matching jacket and shorts? :confused: with black socks and dress shoes, too, yikes. I know I'm totally not the target market, but I also think those cartoon prints are just fugly. Are they some kind of reflection or commentary on a new cultural trend? manga? dubstep? ;-)

    The like the Bottega suits from this fall. I tried one of the ss12 suits at their store in SF. Agree that price (~2.5K) might be one of the aversions to the brand though.

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  8. teenagelightning

    teenagelightning Well-Known Member

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    imagine a montage of every pivotal moment that lead Raf Simons from channeling the fire of youth to being "like, really into lampshades right now, man"
     
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  9. KingJulien

    KingJulien Well-Known Member

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    Well, the readers of that magazine aren't particularly fashion literate. The New Yorker isn't vogue. But it's also talking about his entire career, and when he inherited the brand in 2001 or so, the bags the label was pumping out were akin to those LV bags with the logo plastered everywhere.
     
  10. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Well-Known Member

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    I read that New Yorker piece on Maier a while back and I remember having more respect for him and the brand afterward. They're very serious about keeping alive that heritage of Italian craftsmanship and they seem very exacting about the quality of their stuff. Part of the reason it's so expensive. But Maier has apparently done a great job of turning the brand around, and a big piece of that is their turn away from excessive branding to less conspicuous luxury. It's not minimalist in the design sense, just in its branding when compared with other luxury products.
     
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  11. sipang

    sipang Well-Known Member

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    The weird thing is that I agree with you on all the above but for some reason I can't dislike this collections as much as some of the previous ones (and I hate the shorts) : /
     
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    delete, misread comment
     
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  13. sipang

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    Yeah, I quite like a lot of their stuff, and keeping alive craftmanship is a nice (if often overstated) pursuit. Just the way that article reads is a little wanky to me.
     
  15. colabear

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    It's funny how they have Marc Jacobs, Alber Elbaz who were designers considered for the Dior position seated in front during the show as if to take notes for just in case Raf's Dior doesn't work out, they know what mistakes to avoid. The response from critics are mostly positive considering Raf is a novice in HC but is capable of handling a label as proven with his own brand and Jil Sander.

    In his interviews, he mentioned that he wants to combine the past and the future for Dior like for example making a classic HC ball gown into a miniature size transforming it as a top to be worn with trousers to make it modern as seen here

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    Another way he wants Dior to be modern is to make it accessible for today like pairing a classic ball skirt with a sheer bodysuit shown here

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    I think design wise, there is a lot to look forward to with Raf. What I think he succeeded with is the styling part and the buzz of his fresh take on Dior
     
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  16. Parker

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    Damir looks nice. seems more polished and futuristic than his last collection -- the vest looks like it should hold an iphone 7G and a light saber.
     
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  17. colabear

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    2 things I found interesting with the shows

    Christopher Raeburn- "dumb tops", it's fun
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    Kim Jones for LV- cashmere neoprene "makes you feel good"
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    fun+makes you feel good=sex
    what guy doesn't want sex?
     
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  18. hoozah

    hoozah Well-Known Member

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    this reminded me of you colabear

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  19. colabear

    colabear Well-Known Member

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    that's about right, but in my world, they are all upside down
     
  20. Auburn

    Auburn Well-Known Member

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    This Damir jacket reminds me of a very old Yohji jacket from A/W 1983/84.

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    vs.

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