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Discussions about the fashion industry thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. Todd Shelton

    Todd Shelton Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    I don't think CK needs a name hire that comes with an identified aesthetic. I think they should focus on incredible execution of their established aesthetic. A dynamic, business-minded designer who doesn't come with rigid fashion beliefs - that could re-energize their culture - would be my hire.
     

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    @LA Guy having a "big name" didn't work out well for them though.
    And even though I like Howell I'm pretty sure she would have zero interest in designing for anybody else.
     

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    I was thinking along the lines of the second half of this post ie: someone more lowkey who can do "American minimalism" well. I don't know if CK needs someone hyped after how things with Raf have gone.

    edit: Whoops, didn't see there was another page, cosigned on those last posts!
     

  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    let me design calvin klein
     

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    Brown jacket special.
     

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    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    I know writers have to write, but this excerpt:


    ^ I'm not sure that's true. Gore-Tex basically works on the same principle. The holes are big enough for air to escape, but not big enough for water to seep in. Ventile is also a very quiet water-resistant cloth. The only weatherproof fabrics that are hot and muggy are waxed and rubberized cotton, which are basically pre-20th cent.

    The best weatherproof technologies rarely make it into the fashion market anyway. This Event fabric looks great, but I've never seen it used by a designer. Maybe because few guys actually need this level of technology or maybe because it doesn't have a cool heritage story.

     

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    Have used every faddish outdoor tech since the 80’s. Will withhold judgement until I try it. If you have to exert yourself you will sweat in rain gear. No matter the tech you can’t have it both ways, completely waterproof and completely breathable are not compatible in my experience.
     

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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Lol the writer hasn't done any research whatsoever. This technology has been around for decades.
     

  10. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    Yea, I don't think any of this stuff is completely breathable or completely waterproof, they're just different degrees and compromises both ways. ProLite Gear has good reviews on this stuff.

     

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    Event is used in Hoka footwear. I know I've seen it elsewhere, I just can't remember where.
     

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    Now Hoka are great running shoes. No idea about the waterproofing aspects, just the cushioning and how my knees don’t hurt so much anymore.
     

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    https://www.digitaltrends.com/outdoors/north-face-futurelight-fabrics-ces-2019/

    I think this is a better article in terms of describing the science behind it. I'm aware of Gore-Tex and the higher end tech stuff like Toray Dermizax NX that is used for mountain wear. I think it will be interesting to compare futurelight to Dermizax which is what I think is the most advanced material on the market now, mainly used by a lot of ski brands and its supremely breathable as my jacket. The other competitors are Gore-Tex Pro, Polartec Neoshell, eVent, and Schoeller c_change, Pertex. I wonder what's the difference but they all seem to be delving into the same tech. So I guess we shall see what's the difference.

    https://modernclimbing.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/dermizax-vs-gore-tex-what-is-better/
     

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    I've seen Event fabrics used by the Japanese brand And Wander. They are a bit more on fashion side of the outdoor clothing market.
     

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    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    Oh yea, And Wander is really good for that kind of stuff. They had a backpack a while ago made from Cuben fiber, which I thought was really neat. One of the few companies that's bridging the gap between outdoor clothing performance gear and fashion.


    and-wander-Cuben-Fiber-Backpack-2.jpg
     

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