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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by KingJulien, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    what is this nonsense
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    You guys are confuse

    let me try to splain something​

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    Les interviews

    1. describe your menswear design philosophy.
    'Virility, individuality, masculinity without age'

    2. What is the most enjoyable part of design?
    'The conception, it's research, the inspiration.'

    3. How would you describe your customer?
    'Disparate, yet mainly from the creative fields.'

    4. How would you describe your creative process and what fuels your design process?
    'Continuous and drawn from day-to-day life with a reference to periods or our recent past where men were more resplendent than recently.

    5. Does your design process always follow the same track?
    'Not always yet usually, like most things instinctive.'

    6. How would you define successful menswear?
    'Invisible, melded with the person so much so that they both become one.'

    7. How improtant is masculinity in menswear?
    'Vital.'

    8. How would you describe contemporary menswear?
    'For the moment it seems to be eccentrically varied yet with a leaning towards 1980s music references.'

    9. How do you know when a garment is complete?
    'You just do!'

    10. What is the most challenging aspect of design?
    'Pushing forward yet remaining true to the authenticity of the garment.'

    11. How many of your menswear ideas are based on tradition?
    'Practically all, yet one man's tradition can be another's poison.'

    12. How are you personally innovative/modern with menswear?
    'That's for others to decide we just ''do'', continue and hopefully grow.'

    13. How would you define your aesthetic?
    'A sensibility, sensuality, a ''self''.'

    Maison Martin Margiela for view on Colour 04/02/1998

    (BEGINS)

    WHAT IS COLOUR?
    An intensity, a temperature, a clash, a harmony.
    AND
    HOW DO YOU USE IT?
    When it asks.
    WHAT IS BLACK?
    An absence, a presence, a mood, a mantle.
    WHAT IS RED?
    A blush, a flush, a fever, a command.
    WHAT IS SKIN?
    A protection.
    WHAT IS FABRIC?
    A medium.
    WHAT IS TEXTURE?
    A result of time.
    WHAT IS CONSTRUCTION?
    A means to an end.
    WHAT IS FUNCTION?
    A reply to a need.
    WHAT IS ART?
    A need to reply.
    WHAT IS CRAFTMANSHIP?
    A fruit of time.
    WHAT IS CLOTHING?
    The final layer.
    WHAT IS FASHION?
    A series of propositions.
    WHAT IS RECYCLING?
    Another chance.
    HOW DOES RECYCLING FIT INTO YOUR WORK?
    By nature.
    HOW DOES A CONCEPT DEVELOP AT MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA?
    Time, a question, a reply.
    HOW DOES A CONCEPT DEVELOP AT HERMES?
    Time, another question, another reply.
    WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DEVELOP? BESIDES CLOTHING?
    An understanding.
    WHAT WORDS DO YOU LIVE BY?
    We.

    (ENDS)
     


  2. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    i think jet put it pretty well: new margiela is to old margiela what new helmut lang is to old helmut lang. it seems like margiela is a lot of cotton chinos and zip-front sweaters these days.
     


  3. KingJulien

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    I'm a little more comfortable in Ann just because it kinda works with jeans (in my mind anyway?) as opposed to Dries whose looks really go with pressed wool pants, which I don't really wear or want to wear for the most part. But I haven't handled any Dries and sometimes I'm way off on these assumptions...
     


  4. KingJulien

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  5. Mesta

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    This tumblr is pretty amazing for MMM. Lots of pictures etc.
     


  6. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    ^That pic of the cotton/silk suit from Tres Bien on that blog is pretty cool, actually.

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    The MMM book is really good with tons of pictures, articles, and interviews (all of the French is translated to English too) etc for his entire time of running the label. I'd recommended picking it up for anyone interested.
     
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  9. hoozah

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    no wonder he went bankrupt
     


  10. thatoneguy

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    true dat
    his clothes are really un-wearable, more so than gareth pugh
     


  11. Anduru

    Anduru Senior member

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    lol ikr, but that's exactly why i want to wear them. in public.

    i will post moar fashion shows in a hot minnit
     


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