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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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    Man, the more I read about Rick and think about how he built his business the more respect I have for him. A lot of it isn't for me, but he's really built his own little world. Also thought he turned out some great pieces in this last show, model-on-model stunt aside.
     


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    From Vetements FW15:

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    This is Margiela meets grunge meets early 00s, right? Really trying to understand that hype for this brand. I looked at their less street stuff as well.
     


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    Quote:! Cool to hear that you know the folks at Uncle Otis. It is one of my favourite clothing stores in Toronto & I always try to check them out if I`m in that part of the city. The vest looks nice. Not sure what I would wear with it though.
     


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    Vetements is terrible. The first season (maybe second too, I forget) was great. It was a fluke.

    Yohji, Issey, Anrealage are the only shows I've seen I liked.

    (And also the designer I work for but I can't comment on that because I'm a bit biased.)

    Designers showing in Paris are becoming scarily commercial too. It's quite concerning with the state of the industry from a creative standpoint.

    Everyone I see on the street is in some sort of tech bullshit look (Nike, y-3, gosh a, etc) or Rick and the people I see in the showroom have the same carpe diem, ma+, carol, Boris, etc that they've had forever. Maybe there's nothing new out there worth buying at the moment. It's not good.
     


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    so that's where that shitty "Antwerpen' tshirt comes from, fkn hell
     


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    You need to embrace "streetwear", outside of the context of "designers who are inspired by streetwear". To me, things like Garbstore (the guy who used to design One True Saxon is the designer) - and that comes to mind only because of the last post, are a lot less synthetic.
     


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    I find a lot of "designers" to be boring - it's an insular world, and there is nothing very raw or unstudied in it. It's self-congratulatory and the same ideas just get rehashed over and over again. I find myself much more drawn to makers who are part of specific subcultures, whether it's football casuals or NYC punks or Japanese Rockabillies, or whatever.
     


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    If you see Lotta (Volkova) walking in a show you know it is one of these hype Parisian LGBT meets 90s aesthetic-fashion meets local cool kids thing...Lots of people joked the last show (not this season) was all about eastern European gay porn looks (+ their after-parties are at Le dépôt, a gay leather bar of the most hardcore persuasion). My friend walked for the latest show wearing some sort of trasher/Gosha with oversized sleeves shirt and leather pants, this is hype compilation squared. If you wanna see more of that aesthetic, Pop magazine A/W 2015 has a shoot with a lot of the people from that crew. The stylist basically reached out to some of these people saying: just put me in contact with cool Paris girls. The whole thing gets rather incestuous.

    With that said I still like Vêtements.
     


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    For me there's probably more creativity on display than ever. There are so many designers showing now. So many different points of view. Not everything is great, but it never has been. But there is a lot of great stuff out there. Celine, Dior (Raf is just a genius to me), Lanvin, Dries, CdG, Yohji, Junya, Sacai, Ghesquiere at LV, Givenchy (don't like the men's at all but I think Tisci's women's can be really good), Prada, Undercover (Takahashi's women's collections are awesome to me), Margiela under Galliano has shown some great stuff (couture has been best for me), the new Gucci under Michele is surprising and exciting, Marc Jacobs is still producing good work, Haider Ackermann, Rick at times...

    There's a lot to like in fashion right now. All I'm saying is Vetements doesn't belong in that list, at least not yet.
     


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    Maybe you guys will like Koché, it is street couture (streetwear pieces often made by actual couture ateliers, the designer also does stuff for some of the Chanel ateliers) and sorta fun.
     


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    Definitely, for my personal consumption I'm more and more drawn to continental workwear as @Superb0bo called it a while ago and also more generally traditional makers whose production is not really aimed at the fashion market to begin with and offers no frills time-tested designs (so like, non-fashion-minded heritage companies I guess). Best thing is that it generally works seamlessly with my designer stuff and often feels much more complementary and coherent than full on designer outfits. Not dismissing designer fashion though but I've gotten much more picky I guess.
     


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