1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

The Official "Designer" discussion thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by driveslowk, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. driveslowk

    driveslowk Senior member

    Messages:
    4,298
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Location:
    LA / NY / Cambridge
    I figured an all-encompassing thread would garner some more discussion on designers like margiela, rick owens, dries, etc. since most of this discussion is dispersed mainly in random thoughts / recent purchases.

    So... favorite pieces, sizing questions, etc. Let's go!
     
  2. driveslowk

    driveslowk Senior member

    Messages:
    4,298
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Location:
    LA / NY / Cambridge
    ccp invisible seam pants, why are these so cool? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Nil

    Nil Senior member

    Messages:
    9,361
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2005
    Cosign on that one. I need someone explain to what that invisible seam actually is and why it's so great.
     
  4. DLester

    DLester Senior member

    Messages:
    6,398
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2008
    good thread kel, we have needed this for a while, now we have to keep it going.
     
  5. Lel

    Lel Senior member

    Messages:
    3,386
    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Tried on some Dries van Noten at Nordstorms(!) in Bellvue*, felt awesome as hell. Midmarket brands are unspectacular, at best a good solid deal. But Dries really fits the mold of what I thought a luxury brand piece of clothing should feel like. 36 was well cut but slightly large on (not in a good way, though a "34" I'd imagine would fit perfect) but the trench I tried on fit amazing. Too bad it costs 1k+ [​IMG] *endless source of rich white girls [​IMG]
     
  6. nicelynice

    nicelynice Senior member

    Messages:
    6,467
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    ccp invisible seam pants, why are these so cool?

    because you can see my bulging thighs right through the seams
     
  7. driveslowk

    driveslowk Senior member

    Messages:
    4,298
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Location:
    LA / NY / Cambridge
    margiela/ jil has great fabrics,weight,feel. Some dries has very interesting patterns and use very nice fabrics, but their more basic pieces don't use as "luxe" fabrics as the other two.

    The thing I love most about seeing all this stuff in person, is that most of the time it's going to be much better than in pictures. (Whereas the opposite effect is true of things like apc, jcrew, etc.) You just can't capture texture/color/drape of everything in a picture. I really encourage everyone to go see stuff in person and try it on, if possible. You don't really understand why the retail is so high until you do.
     
  8. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

    Messages:
    8,628
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    Tried on some Dries van Noten at Nordstorms(!) in Bellvue*, felt awesome as hell. Midmarket brands are unspectacular, at best a good solid deal. But Dries really fits the mold of what I thought a luxury brand piece of clothing should feel like. 36 was well cut but slightly large on (not in a good way, though a "34" I'd imagine would fit perfect) but the trench I tried on fit amazing. Too bad it costs 1k+ [​IMG]

    *endless source of rich white girls [​IMG]

    Belltown girls have more moneys, and generally more dressence. I still need to find where the Jil stuff I find actually comes from (the Jil 38R suit I came upon yesterday = love)

    as for on topic discussion, I will once again mention the fw10 Jil trench
     
  9. driveslowk

    driveslowk Senior member

    Messages:
    4,298
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Location:
    LA / NY / Cambridge
    [​IMG] [​IMG] so, this is 35" merino wool, 18% polyamide, 17% cashmere, 15% mohair, 15% silk. It's really soft, has an airy/delicate feel and a pretty awesome color. The cardigan verison had pockets in the front and wasn't as nice IMO.
     
  10. jet

    jet Senior member

    Messages:
    20,965
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    socal
    margiela/ jil has great fabrics,weight,feel. Some dries has very interesting patterns and use very nice fabrics, but their more basic pieces don't use as "luxe" fabrics as the other two.

    The thing I love most about seeing all this stuff in person, is that most of the time it's going to be much better than in pictures. (Whereas the opposite effect is true of things like apc, jcrew, etc.) You just can't capture texture/color/drape of everything in a picture. I really encourage everyone to go see stuff in person and try it on, if possible. You don't really understand why the retail is so high until you do.


    My work is done.
     
  11. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

    Messages:
    7,563
    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Location:
    East Coast
    MY favorite desginer is probably Ralph Lauren but J. Crew is really coll too! Kind of expensive though.... [​IMG] lol [​IMG]
     
  12. ppllzz

    ppllzz Senior member

    Messages:
    4,315
    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    MY favorite desginer is probably Ralph Lauren but J. Crew is really coll too!

    Kind of expensive though.... [​IMG] lol [​IMG]


    RL is awesome.

    love this shirt

    [​IMG]
     
  13. DLester

    DLester Senior member

    Messages:
    6,398
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2008
    I might abandon the rest of the forum and just hang here.
     
  14. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Messages:
    33,401
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Location:
    Moscow, Idaho
    Mainly, it boils down to consistency. I'm talking about the established designers here - anyone from Rick Owens to Gucci to Dries van Noten, and am not going to comment on the so-called artisanal brands. All of these brands have everything on lockdown, from a very experienced design team to access to great production facilities, exclusive and rare materials, etc... Mid-tier brands just don't have these advantages. So they are much more prone to hit-and-miss, not that there are not particular items that aren't better than their designer analogs.
     
  15. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

    Messages:
    7,563
    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Location:
    East Coast
    Here's some J.Crew stuff designed for SS10.


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

    Messages:
    7,563
    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Location:
    East Coast
  17. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

    Messages:
    7,563
    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Location:
    East Coast
  18. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

    Messages:
    8,628
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    You are banned from this thread
     
  19. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

    Messages:
    7,563
    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Location:
    East Coast
  20. Brothersport

    Brothersport Senior member

    Messages:
    2,314
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    As a noob that hasn't handled this stuff in person, this thread seems like a decent way to learn more about stuff. Also, kelvin, you shouldn't put knits on hangers to take pics (or to store, obviously). I think it really screws with the shape/drape/look even more than already cannot be expressed through photos.

    edit: decent way to learn b4 teh mag
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by