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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    The thing is, for better or for worse Hedi's vision and background have become fashion's vision and background over the last decade or so (tough luck), and since that vision was always pretty superficial you can only spread it so much before it starts to feel really repetitive and cliché. When you combine this with the recycling of YSL boho chic elements, you get a collection that smells like a museum before it's even hit the floor. I'm all for refinement but this ain't it. Also don't think it's fair to throw Yohji in the discussion, context is way different anyway.

    Somewhere, Pilati is laughing up his sleeve.




    On the other hand I never gave a fuck about DH and Hedi so ...
     
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  2. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

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    I've only glanced over the shows, but having a consistent vision is not the same as releasing the same collection, or having no interesting way of sharing said vision. There are more complex themes than "black and drapey" even within yohji collections, let alone across them.

    The collection to me looks exactly like a fusing of slutty rocker and ysl aristocracy. Exactly what you'd expect. Nothing wrong with the clothes, just not particularly inspiring.

    If he's going to theme it exactly as we'd expect, I'd hope he at least had an interesting way of showing that theme.

    This just looks to me like anyone at home could say "I'm going to wear my YSL pieces with a bit of Hedi" and pick items from their wardrobe. There's basically no point in having it on the runway.


    maybe I would've if I was interested in fashion back then, but this is the way I feel.
     
  3. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's got a little Stevie Nicks / Laurel Canyon 70s vibe to me. (nttawwt) I still like his general skinny bitchy rocker thing.

    new logo SLP not at cool as YSL tho.
     
  4. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    Thinking of shaving my head. Good idea / bad idea?
     
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  5. dwyhajlo

    dwyhajlo Senior member

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    Haha, I thought the exact same thing. It's pretty inescapable.
     
  6. ExAngel

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    he did just move here so that influence makes sense
     
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    I didn't think the SLP collection was bad but it didn't seem that exciting. I didn't really care for the leather or jeans. The hats were pretty cool but a bit gimmicky in retrospect. The whole collection feels more boring without them so I can see why he had all the models wear them. I must admit that there were certain looks I liked a good bit on their own though.
     
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    i really liked it. i thought it was very inspiring. i didnt like the leather pants either. loved the hats. its like hedi took the past few years and let his ideas age in his head and the flavors mellowed out and became more refined and balanced. the only thing is like hendrix mentioned everybody else has been doing it during and while he was gone and it seems stale in comparison. the first thing i thought when i saw the collection was ann d
     
  9. Urthwhyte

    Urthwhyte Senior member

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    Reminds me more of Theyskens' than Ann, her most recent collection notwithstanding.
     
  10. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    How can this be the "same collection" when this is Hedi's first womenswear collection?

    We're so conditioned to expect some crazy level of artistry and esoterism in runway shows that it's easy to forget that they're ultimately for buyers and for press coverage, not art shows. Hedi didn't blaze any new trails but he released a very beautiful, very focused collection full of wearable clothing. Honestly, that's good to me. Maybe I'm just not intellectual enough to appreciate fashion on such a level, but I prefer good clothes over statements. I guess it's no coincidence that most of my favourite brands release variations on the same pieces every season ...

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    I don't think Hedi should be held accountable for others aping his aesthetic, anyway.
     
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  11. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    but White Drama was so good...:marchal:
     
  12. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    I edited that part out since I don't want to argue about it really. Oh, well.
     
  13. thewho13

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    It's about the logo on the front, not the name on the back.


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  14. afixedpoint

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    ^Dig the haircut, probably could not pull it off myself
     
  15. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    shave half your head.
     
  16. wurm

    wurm Senior member

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    That's pretty terrible but I commend him for hiding his face.
     
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  17. jeromecd

    jeromecd Senior member

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    ^^ Still better than the average guy on the street though
     
  18. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    Ordered something from Nomad last sunday, didn't receive any notification, emailed them thursday for an update, never got a response but got a tracking number today, my package has been delivered... to some address 3,500 miles away.

    Yay. Ironically they charge an absurd amount for shipping. I'd just call but my damn phone's broken. Hopefully they just gave me the wrong tracking #.

    Also SLP was awesome.
     
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  19. jeromecd

    jeromecd Senior member

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    Sucks to hear, shipping from canada is always expensive for some reason.

    Just wished they had better service for the amount spent on shipping.
     
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    I commend this guy for combining all the hot trends in one fit: flyknits, lux sweats, birds of paradise, cropped blazer. Bravo.
     
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