Room for another minimalist? (menswear)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by effortless qool, May 19, 2003.

  1. effortless qool

    effortless qool Member

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    May 18, 2003
    there's dior homme, helmut lang, and probably a handful of belgians.

    is that spot overcrowded? i'd really like to slot myself in there. but i'd like to avoid too many camparisons and that dreaded word.. DERIVATIVE.

    i want to hear your views.

  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Mar 8, 2002
    Moscow, Idaho
    Are you a designer or design student? In any case, you have missed a few. Jil Sander and Calvin Klein and Donna Karan (remember the seven easy pieces?) are the most obvious omissions. Lately, Gabriele Strehl (sp?) (Strenesse) has been getting a lot of press. Also, I'm not sure that Hedi Slimane (Dior Homme) is really a minimalist.

    In any case, you would not be labeled "derivative" as long as you have a unique vision. Minimalism covers a wide spectra. The minimalism of Helmut Lang and that of Jil Sander, for example, are quite different.

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