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Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

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    conceptual 4est Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I've extended the Milkman challenge until this Sunday, with a little incentive to boot. All the entries have been so exciting, stories and all.

    On an unrelated note, how are people even lauding SLP's latest shit show Hedi tried to pass off as couture?
     
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  3. Find Finn

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    You have to double click the like button.
     
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    I dig this shearling A1 but not the look on this guy's face, or the price (~$3500 U.S.).

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    used but still has lots of life left
     
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    This is my match.com description






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  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Your mom?
     
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    damn, even i don't stoop to those levels :(
     
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    It's been funny since at least 1980.
     
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    Don't go into the SLP thread. Some guy wrote a wall of text about how the show revolutionized couture
     
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  11. Rosenrot

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    Too late. It's what prompted me to pose that question. I wore those clothes when I was 20 and didn't know how to limit the use of eyeliner.
     
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    It looks like the prom counterpart to the 80s/ 90s stuff he's been ripping off.

    I don't understand why any creams over his work. If his name wasn't Hedi Slimane and this stuff didn't cost a billion dollars, nobody would care.
     
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    Yes. Hello 20year old me

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    So, what's the point of SLP's couture collection? It's so low brow and "accessible" that it doesn't feel like it's going to drive the kind of publicity that couture usually brings. And it's presumably so expensive, even at SLP prices, that it's not practical for sales. Why even do this in the first place?

    Even if someone takes up that "Hedi brought low brow design into couture" like that guy in the SLP thread, that can't be enough to drive another show.
     
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    Ego? Hedi can do whatever he damn well pleases? Let's face it people who buy into SLP just wants to be cool, they're not going to talk in depth about fabric, construction or how it panders to heteronormative standards.
     
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    According to NYT Hedi must approve of the customer before they can buy a couture item, so there must be enough exclusivity/demand for it.

    "Mr. Slimane moved the design studio to Los Angeles from Paris; raised eyebrows and hackles in fashion’s insular world by renaming the house’s ready-to-wear “Saint Laurent” (in print, “Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane”) and redesigning its logo; and reinstated its couture line, though he declined to show it during the couture fashion week and made it available only to those he deemed worthy."
     
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    It's easier to appreciate the collection when you think of it as a nod to Hedi's roots as a patternmaker for Wet Seal
     
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    From the quote, that sounds less about managing high-demand and more about making sure the right people wear it (i.e. the right musicians, actresses, etc). I guess now that I think about it, it probably would do something for the brand if the right people are seen wearing SLP couture. Less Justin Bieber; more whoever would be the women's version of Kanye West right now.

    Funny enough, this feels less about bringing "low brow ideas to couture" and more about bringing a "high brow halo to a low brow brand."
     
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    this kind of stuff makes me not want to wear clothing ever again
     
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    I'm not sure StyleForum is ready for naked protests ;)
     
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