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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby pips » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:04 am

I think Dior Couture Spring 2014 is one of the better collections Raf designed for the label in quite some time. Usually I hate Dior collections more than I like them but this time I actually enjoyed it. There were the usual problems I have with Dior Raf-era designs, i.e. shapeless forms that to me are just unflattering instead of interesting and weird details in strange places that the design can do without, yet the things I do like about them such as gorgeous texture and unusual fabrics are in full focus. The fabrics are especially lovely, like in the white gowns with a diaphanous look that remind me of spring roll wrappers but in a good way of course. And the detailing! I like looking at the close-up shots more than the actual runway photos. The cutouts remind of those paper crafts we use to do as children, the one where you fold a piece of paper several times and cut out small bits in strategic places and when unfurled it becomes a sort of cutout patterned sheet of paper.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby SisterRayVU » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:34 am

Oooh I didn't look at the detail shots, but I thought the couture was poor compared to Pre-Fall or whatever :/ But maybe I have a misunderstanding about what couture is supposed to accomplish. I thought that artistically, he did more in the mini-collection than in couture.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby odradek » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:30 am

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby SisterRayVU » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:19 pm

I looked back at F/W CD Couture and I really felt like that show was stronger. Aesthetically, I thought it had more going for it. I enjoyed the multiple layers of skirts and how it moved but I also felt like the details and 'complexities' in design or whatever were cooler. This was alright but it didn't seem as good, I just don't know how to communicate it without comparing and saying 'F/W looked better'. The detail shots made me like it more but I feel like it doesn't comport with my notions of couture.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby b4my » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:09 pm

I'm starting to realize just how long this fashion thing takes, like I've been at it since last spring-ish and I keep feeling like I've kind of got a handle on it and then getting bummed because even at my absolute best I'm nowhere close to most people on here.

In a lot of ways it's actually awesome because I love feeling like I have soooo much to learn and keep me occupied for years and years but on the other hand whenever I and I really like how I look I know I'm still not good enough for the Fashion Internet.

I want to be someone who contributes good content here so badly because I think this is such an awesome awesome community and I want to give back what I can but all I can do atm is ask questions and keep buying stuff and keep learning and hopefully do it in a way that isn't irritating but furthers discussion

But I want to thank everyone for creating an environment that's both full of total experts I really admire and friendly to people who aren't because it makes me want to improve myself in such a good way instead of most other clothing websites that make people want to improve themselves through being shits to them. I feel like caretags is proof that that system works and that makes it one of the coolest places on the internet.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby yourdad » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:24 am

i want a comic artist to draw me cool clothing and have a magic machine bring it to life
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Vaeltaja » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:09 am

I'm finding it interesting that I'm more or less building my wardrobe based on what I need to have according to my current wardrobe. For instance, I bought Guidi boots. My wardrobe couldn't/still can't properly support those boots without generally seeming out of place. This makes me try to buy more stuff that works with those boots. I recently got derbies and I now just realize how much I want a blazer, should get dressier pants, and really really really need a white buttondown shirt.

Everything can be found in time, except that damn button shirt though. Every white buttonup/down I've tried on has translucent and I hate undershirts.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby balloons » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:02 am

I feel like I remember an old made-for-television disney movie that featured a teenage girl with some computer program that was essentially a touchscreen wardrobe. it displayed a shirt, pants, shoes, and she could swipe individual garms away to replace them with other stuff she owned. the movie portrayed this as very futuristic but it doesn't sound very unattainable these days. I wonder if it exists.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby starfox64 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:47 am

yourdad wrote:i want a comic artist to draw me cool clothing and have a magic machine bring it to life


Sounds like you need the Miracle Machine
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby jrisk » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:10 am

balloons, pretty sure you're talking about Clueless!

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby rublev » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:21 am

.....i bought that henrik vibskov cape thing.... we'll see...
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby hamburgerlady » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:04 pm

Doc 1461 mono blew up so hard. Everyone and their mom has them.
Including myself of course.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby nick » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:36 pm

gerogerigegege wrote:Doc 1461 mono blew up so hard. Everyone and their mom has them.
Including myself of course.


I feel exactly the same. best thing to do is take a look around you in real life, and realize that luckily the distribution of that item irl has not reached what it has in the internet.

that makes me think: what influence do you think MFA etc has on the "18-25 male"'s choice in dressing? how many of that demographic lurk MFA? at first I thought it was trivial, but when you look around, you're seeing a lot of guys in clothes that match that taste pretty well. you're ESPECIALLY seeing the Clarks Desert Boot in Beeswax too. sure, MFA may only have very active users in the order of hundreds, but subscriptions in the hundreds of thousands, and lurkers? millions? and MFA is only a piece of the puzzle.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby hamburgerlady » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:58 pm

nick wrote:
gerogerigegege wrote:Doc 1461 mono blew up so hard. Everyone and their mom has them.
Including myself of course.


I feel exactly the same. best thing to do is take a look around you in real life, and realize that luckily the distribution of that item irl has not reached what it has in the internet.

that makes me think: what influence do you think my mum etc has on the "18-25 male"'s choice in dressing? how many of that demographic lurk my mum? at first I thought it was trivial, but when you look around, you're seeing a lot of guys in clothes that match that taste pretty well. you're ESPECIALLY seeing the Clarks Desert Boot in Beeswax too. sure, my mum may only have very active users in the order of hundreds, but subscriptions in the hundreds of thousands, and lurkers? millions? and my mum is only a piece of the puzzle.


I really thought initially that you were talking about your mother.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby rjbman » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:18 pm

^ then this must have been hilarious:

my mum may only have very active users in the order of hundreds
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby nick » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:21 pm

rjbman wrote:^ then this must have been hilarious:

my mum may only have very active users in the order of hundreds


oh goodness, I'm not even going to edit that.

where did 'my mum' even come from? I'm as American as can be
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby starfox64 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:06 pm

I think you are overvaluing the influence of internet fashion boards on the way that people dress.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby nick » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:37 pm

starfox64 wrote:I think you are overvaluing the influence of internet fashion boards on the way that people dress.


you're most likely right, and that's what I still believe. but do you think the surge in popularity in 'brown cdb' among young men has nothing to do with online blogs/boards? it very well may not: after all, old hood dudes don't wear af1's because they read it on some fashion guide. who knows... these thoughts are beginning to become too structured and not random!
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby hamburgerlady » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:45 pm

i liek cloths
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby rjbman » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:08 am

Can't even button up my Unbrandeds anymore :???: Didn't even get great fades out of them.

Wondering what to do with them now? Keep in hope they fit after I cut? Give to a friend? Sell on c-t, ebay, etc?
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby teck » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:33 pm

with regards to people's moms: yea i think fashion boards are playing an increasingly large role in influencing. brands realize that blogs, etc have increasing reach with certain demos, altho nothing hits as hard and as big as a few good movie placements and a mail order catalog.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby teck » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:34 pm

Protip: want to see some interesting fits? skip soho and go to a small museum and watch patrons. I recommend PS1. Or new museum*


*new museum is sort of cheating since its adjacent to soho
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby smiles » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:22 am

Lotta weird/tumblr looking people at the Gaultier exhibition in the Brooklyn museum
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby maj » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:43 am

just bought my summer wardrobe and calculating the total made me realize how dangerous it is to spend money online, you just don't feel like it's real money. you just see numbers on your bank statement and more numbers on your receipts and just assume they gave it to you for free after the swapping of these numbers, forgetting that it's a physical thing and holds significant value. slippery slope.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby grippers » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:07 am

2 years of mindless fashion browsing unexpectedly paid off during my English oral commentary

Knowing that linen is a summer material and that flannel is rough really comes in handy when you're trying to over-analyzing The Great Gatsby
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby panda » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:42 pm

Ervell SS is up!!!
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby bels » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:59 pm

I've come to terms with the fact that I'm a 32 inch waist now. My internal organs can't thank me enough.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby can- » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:42 pm

roommate's website is up - http://www.anna-stephenson.com/ , really nice photoshoot of her graduating collection
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby venilla » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:14 am

i dont know if we have a DIY thread, but i just bleached my prewashed apc's.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby ramseames » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:41 am

What do we think of people who buy multiple items from a single collection and then style the items the same way as the lookbook did?
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