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Hedi Slimane article in New Yorker

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 22, 2006.

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    The "I have no nostalgia" claim is a bit rich, coming from him:

     


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    Hedi was fantastic when he created the bizarre tech-goth-noir thing that he used to do. But from the moment he tried to do grunge, or punk, or ska, or whatever, he just totally lost the plot...
     


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    ... aren't Slimane suits based on the slightly short and very fitted "mod" look from the 1960s?
     


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    ... aren't Slimane suits based on the slightly short and very fitted "mod" look from the 1960s?

    Hedi has some mod influences to past seasons but I've never thought his suits were mod at all. More like updated/restyled new wave/new romantic. But everything he does is "nostalgic" so he's full of shit when he says he has "no nostalgia". For fucks sake, one of his current season tshirts has lyrics from a Jam song printed on it.
     


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    Yep. The No nostalgia thing is bullshit. his entire line right now is practically straight from the adicts wardrobe.

    completely agree.
     


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    For the past couple years I keep reading about how Hedi is so "new" and "revolutionary" yadda yadda but his Dior Homme line is probably one of the most un-innovative collections of his era, if you are remotely familiar with music subcultures.
     


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    For the past couple years I keep reading about how Hedi is so "new" and "revolutionary" yadda yadda but his Dior Homme line is probably one of the most un-innovative collections of his era, if you are remotely familiar with music subcultures.

    Mm.. I think his older collections - Luster, Red, and Strip, are definitely pretty awesome. Not all wearable, but an entirely new aesthetic, a different shift in the idea of gender in the fashion world...
     


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    I actually preferred his stuff at YSL more than DH. But overall I do like DH, there are definitely pieces I would love to wear but I'm not going to go so far as giving him credit for being completely original/innovative. Not that a designer has to be because everything *is* ultimately derivative of something from the past.
     


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