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The StyleForum Runway & High Fashion Thread

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

  1. Urthwhyte

    Urthwhyte Distinguished Member

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    Definitely budget for me - I have a pretty decent gig doing software development, but school expenses, other hobbies (cycling=>money sink) and retirement savings cut into the clothes budget significantly. Being at uni means no one really gives a damn how you dress, so I wouldn't really feel uncomfortable for that reason.
     


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    You're probably all sick of hearing about Raf, (and possibly a repost) but I thought this was interesting anyway.

    Raf
    By Cathy Horyn
    Published: September 18, 2005


     


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    I find Raf kind of annoying lately
    in interviews he says the same things over and over again
    he does weird photo sessions like in I-D magazine or fantastic man
    his menswear collections for jil and his own label were really bad in the last 3 seasons
     
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  4. Fuuma

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    Runway shows are "selling" to editors and buyers. Mags and store then sell to consumers. This explain the apparent discrepancy.
     


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    In Paris you see a minimum of 5 girls/day wearing those sneakers or one of the highstreet copies. Def overdose.
     


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    All I see in Seattle are participants in the game of "Homeless, Hipster, or Software Engineer?" :(
     


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    A game with no winners
     


  10. pickpackpockpuck

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    Interesting interview. I know we all make fun of phrases like "timeless classics" because they're overused marketing drivel, but creating something that feels (relatively) timeless is probably one of the best goals a designer can have. Maybe the other ideal is to capture a particular time perfectly. Guys like Yohji on one end and guys like Hedi Slimane and Raf on the other. That's too simplistic, I'm sure. I don't know. I feel like garbage today and my brain doesn't want to work
     


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    R. Simon's is only one of handful of designers that can really do a classic collection. If you look at some of his early collections many of his pieces wouldn't be that out of place now. That is classic, at least to me. I don't necessarily think Damir can say that. But maybe it's all relative.
     


  12. Urthwhyte

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    False. REI.
     


  13. Urthwhyte

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    A lot of the "classic" stuff is just very minimal, which gives you less to date it by. Much of Yohji's timelessness comes from his tendency to draw upon Japanese culture and history for his designs; lots of early garments were based off of kimonos and their envelopment of the body within the clothing. Going off of that very old historically grounded base grans you some element of timelessness, much like the suit is treated in the West.
     


  14. pickpackpockpuck

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    yeah, it's probably silly to say something is "timeless" just because it isn't drawing from contemporary sources. it's just a less immediate time. i lose! :foo:
     


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    Suits are like the least timeless garment you can buy, though, somewhat ironically. There are plenty of designer clothes from the early 2000s or even the '90's that look just as good today, but the suits sure don't.
     


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