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Odyn Vovk Fall/Winter 2010

Discussion in 'Styleforum archived editorial articles' started by Nouveau Pauvre, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    Despite his long hair and sombre palette, Austin Sherbanenko of Odyn Vovk is a guy with a sense of humor. Odyn Vovk has been through a couple collections now and we even got to see an early jacket on flamboyant American Idol star Adam Lambert--though Austin understandably doesn't go for fashion celebrity endorsements; he's much more excited to see his brand stocked along such avant staples as MA+ and L.U.C. at boutiques like Barney's Japan and L.A.'s Sartorialoft. We talked about heavy metal and snowboarding before even touching fashion.

    Some aspects of the collection that stood out included a boiled-wool material used in a pair of drop-crotch shorts (Austin suggests wearing them with leggings) and a sanded reverse leather, giving a unique almost-suede-but-not-quite texture to the pieces that used it. Austin's also introducing footwear--a simple tall boot done in a reverse calf and sharkskin (!). I would personally wear much of the collection--especially the boots--but Odyn Vovk has some very stiff competition given the pricepoint and aesthetic. A few of the pieces strike me as too minimal given the high cost--of course the prices also reflect ethical, high-quality production and the decadent fabrics and leathers and it's hard to imagine even Rick Owens doing any better at Austin's age.

    He posted this on his website (which is gloriously simple in an age of fashion site flash monstrosities - COLETTE) and I'd say it's an accurate summation of what we saw at Capsule: "My work reflects on my youth and being inspired by anything that sparks my curiosity. The collection is designed without the structured direction that a hard lined story would offer. I have a much more spontaneous approach. Ideas pop into my head and I follow the ones worth following." Unlike the rigid artistic cohesion of, say, a Julius collection, Austin makes cool, wearable pieces that are a bit more elegant and minimal then the heavy metal trappings may suggest. It's not for everyone--or even most people--but for people like me and Austin whose youth involved a lot of dissonant music, genuine dive clubs, and an admittedly childish penchant for motorcycles, it might be worth throwing a couple bucks at. And as avant garde boutiques lose brands like Yohji it's nice to see an American designer trying to step up.


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    indesertum Senior member

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    [​IMG] that's all we get 3 pics? also would like more nicholas K previews. please oh please
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Go lynch Natan. Pete and I are both married, me with 3 kids, both of us also have careers, and we get more work done than Natan, who has no job, nothing to do, and dresses like a potbellied ninja.
     


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    indesertum Senior member

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    [​IMG] potbellied ninja.

    give me a chakra sample and i'll sic my ninja dogs on the fake ninja.
     


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    Magician can write?
     


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    Magician can write?

    Well, he can type.
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I'll be seeing Austin in Vegas in a few weeks. I'd be happy to shoot some actual photographs then.
     


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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    The strawberry coloured leather gloves were amazing. You should take a picture of that.
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Will take a note of it.

    I know Austin's busy right now but after Vegas wraps up I'm hoping to visit his space downtown for an official Q&A pictorial.
     


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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Will take a note of it.

    I know Austin's busy right now but after Vegas wraps up I'm hoping to visit his space downtown for an official Q&A pictorial.


    There's a couple key pieces that are very much his own and work quite well. Good season for OV.
     


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    sq4you Mid-level baller

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    which is gloriously simple in an age of fashion site flash monstrosities - COLETTE)
    lol. the colette website does kind of suck but its not because of flash. actually i dont think they use any flash minus the music player. the image zooming is all javascript. it sucks cuz they use shitty HTML frames for everything this isnt to say that flash doesnt completely sucks as well.
     


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    natan's photos are almost as revealing as geraldo's special on al capone's vault.
     


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    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    natan's photos are almost as revealing as geraldo's special on al capone's vault.

    my favorite piece in the pic was the black top. how about yours?
     


  14. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    natan's photos are almost as revealing as geraldo's special on al capone's vault.
    I think you just dated yourself a bit there. It's ok. I'm sure you can regale us with stories about how back in your day it only cost $.20 to make a call from a phonebooth and how "texting" someone required a stamp and a postcard.
     


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    If you ignore the hilariously bad grammar in Gap Press and just focus on their feature on Odyn Voyk you actually get some sense of the aesthetic Sherbanenko was going for.
     


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