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Helmut Lang travesty

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by GreyFlannelMan, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. tweedlesinpink

    tweedlesinpink Senior member

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    Just a thought: I find miuccia prada a very intelligent lady, from the way she talks about dressing and style, and fashion today.
     
  2. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    Very insightful discussion.

    I have a question - if a designer such as Helmut Lang and Jil Sander are taking losses, why do they stay in the industry? How do you stay afloat when you don't make money? Do they just go into debt and hope that some day the crowd will realize their vision and pay enough to make up for their losses?
     
  3. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Just a thought: I find miuccia prada a very intelligent lady, from the way she talks about dressing and style, and fashion today.

    How many fashion designers have a Ph.D?
     
  4. tweedlesinpink

    tweedlesinpink Senior member

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    It's not just that--it's her whole bearing and her public image, really; do you see yourself actually Respecting donatella versace?
     
  5. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Jil Sander used to be known as one of the most expensive designer brands out there, rivalling Brioni, etc. pricewise.

    Helmut Lang also did special cloths woven out of sterling silver for his suits, and such, which of course, does nothing for commercialism. But that's how we like it.
     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Jil Sander used to be known as one of the most expensive designer brands out there, rivalling Brioni, etc. pricewise.

    No kidding. But her materials were second to none, and unique to boot, and the construction of her garments rivalled that of anyone. I have two moleskin shirts from either her first or second menswear seasons (97 was the first season) that are still in terrific condition (although a snap has fallen out of each). They retailed at $450 apiece. Their was not a wrong stitch in either shirt (until I had to repair them or have them repaired - they are nearly 10 years old, after all.) And her knits were of the finest cashmere. Since Prada acquired the label, quality has never been the same.
     
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    These pants are Homeland and Airport Security approved!
     
  8. minya

    minya Senior member

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    Where can Helmut Lang suits be purchased?
     
  9. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    WHile waiting for the relaunch, Yoox probably, and ebay. I have a couple unworn ones to sell although I'll be away from them for a while.
     

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