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Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:11 pm
by starfox64
prices for north face stuff are actually reasonable here though, unlike just about any other brand besides uniqlo

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:20 pm
by ramseames
They had white label in shinsegae last month. Didn't think it was super special really. Makes me wonder if goldwin owns the Korean rights too because this is a departure from international TNF's normal product line in a lot of ways.

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:52 am
by can-
does yohji have any hand in coming soon? is it basically a theory/helmut lang type operation?

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:28 am
by JonjoShelvey
from what i read on SF yohji's involvement in coming soon is very little and the pieces aren't well received

cmon

thread on sz http://stylezeitgeist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3563

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:34 am
by can-
@smiles CWLS? solar garden? sorry if you already covered this. they have a huge pop up at creatures of comfort atm.

also, 69? http://shop.creaturesofcomfort.us/69fat ... denim.aspx

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:09 am
by germinal
Cosmic Wonder is a "multi-media art project".They've been around since 2007. Light Source is the main clothing line, but there is also The solar garden (eco lifestyle), Free Press (publishing), the centre for cosmic wonder (gallery space), Restaurant (restaurant)

COSMIC WONDER Light Source, launched in 2007, is our fashion project.
CWLS studies various aspects of light and weaves these ideas into the clothing.
Wearing light, one creates an environmental effect, shifting the balance of everyday occurrences.
Sharing the light's warmth, the brightness of life opens up to the universe.


Like kapital and visvim they're largely concerned with creating a kitsch hippy universe but CW approaches it more like a futuristic 70s commune, they're advertising a brave new world where everyone loves each other and does communal yoga each morning and believes in the healing power of crystals. The products are clean and reductive, not used and distressed. it's optimistic, utopic clothing. Made in Magic Village. i see some cdg influence in the cut of the jackets and their flat and circular garments; the way garment, body and space interact

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:29 pm
by bels
I'm in as long as we all commit mass suicide at the end.

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:04 pm
by yourdad
found a copy of their spring 2010 catalog at a comic shop awhile back. some great looks in it

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 5:14 pm
by sknss

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 1:02 pm
by can-
heckawheel wrote:Can someone tell me about Lanvin? At least this era under Albert.

Who is the Lanvin man and woman?

the lanvin dude might as well be the Philip lip dude or the bottega guy. it's the same with all these fashion brands who hire a bunch of talented freelancers to build a bunch of shit they can put on the runway, and they all leave the day of the presentation. lanvin has a ton of history but the modern lanvin man is just some guy with a ton of cash and good taste, they have tried to rebrand the menswear a dozen times in the last decade so any brand identity is pretty much gone.

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 2:10 pm
by ramseames
The mr. Porter man, really

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 3:49 pm
by Vaeltaja
Any information on Alice Auaa beyond her website?

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 6:45 pm
by maj
so we're browsing this shop and i find this dude from ukraine who makes sportswear and i'm automatically interested from that alone.

Grey, as a snow, Black as a coal dust of Donbass, Red as a blood, we don't want to spill. Puppet silhouettes, as a reminder that we all are driven with passions. Unisex and masculinity, as a symbol of protest. Alpaka wool parka, transformer-coats, bulletproof vests on a horsehair canvas, sweatshirt dresses with sportive details. Collection AW’14/15 first introduced during Pitti Uomo 85 in Florence, within the special project - The Latest Fashion Buzz, for the talents selected by GQ Italia and Pitti Fondazione. Afterwards, the collection was shown within the official program of Berlin Fashion Week, during the presentation in the Wye Gallery, in Krautzberg


[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/95503836[/vimeo]

http://vimeo.com/user8985251

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really liking the jacket in the last pic.

some young ukraine chap been a designer for 4 years now last collection was on aliens and had these great pieces, prices are tasty too.

http://www.notjustalabel.com/shop/113208

http://www.notjustalabel.com/shop/110925

his website can be found here.

http://sashakanevski.com/

anyone seen him before, know of him. will keep digging as some of his bits are pretty cool.

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:19 pm
by exprof
Anyone want to drop knowledge on ffiXXed?

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:33 am
by popcorn
I'm sure they're more common knowledge, but what/who is Nanamica and TNF Purple Label?

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:48 am
by ramseames
nanamica is this guy: http://hypebeast.com/2013/4/nanamica-ma ... r-menswear

tnfpl is tnf japan (separate entity from tnf everywhere else and owned by goldwin japan, tnf mainline is not happy about this) licensing the brand name/logo to nanamica who does all the design/manufacturing.

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:05 am
by starfox64
all the supreme x tnf desigsn are also licensed through goldwin, yeah?

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:08 am
by ramseames
Yeah pretty sure that's how they get away with it.

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:23 pm
by JtotheWhat
I think the difference in how TNF is received in Korea is pretty funny, I'm from Canada so I have a goose down TNF parka that is not my style at all, but on -40 days I don't care too much about how I look..I wore it once in KR and my girlfriend made fun of me saying I looked like a middle schooler. Even the white label stuff I don't think most ''fashion conscious'' Koreans would wear because of the stigma attached to the brand, but I could be wrong.

A bit of topic, but if you guys are in Seoul I spotted a pretty nice Junya x TNF shell on sale at the Ilmo Outlet in Garosugil in M that I didn't pull the trigger on..fairly nice though.

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:01 pm
by Mippipopolous
I've seen him mentioned around here fairly often recently but I don't know much about him, anyone care to fill me in on J.W. Anderson? General aesthetic, comparable brands, just curious since a couple of you seem to really like him.

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:24 pm
by WHAT_A_BEAUTIFUL_DUWANG
Any information on Casey Vidalenc?

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:43 pm
by RomanEmpire
Can someone give me some more information about white mountaineering, as well as some brands with a similar aesthetic?

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:56 pm
by ramseames
probably my favourite brand. I'll probably buy a piece or 2 each year no matter what, always can find something worth having. mainline seems expensive but honestly the finishing and detailing just blow away any of the brands that cost 60% of what it does that people group it with. some stuff is MiJ and some things are made in china but you cant tell the difference.

http://www.pittimmagine.com/en/corporat ... 12/Wm.html

http://en.fashion-headline.com/article/ ... 9/370.html

none of it is as technical as it seems, except for the bonded gore stuff which functions better than you'd expect. past few seasons have looked pretty meh in the lookbook shots but then you see individual pieces and its good shit. womens mainline just started this season but its so fucking hard to find i have no idea where you'd get it. better than the mens probably (as cliche as this phrase is). i went to like 4 places when i was in tokyo looking for it and they didnt have it, not even the flagship. was back in jan tho.

moncler W is weird, very good things but also some weird shit. pricing is ludacris but it all goes to big sale so just wait.

other collabs rule, sauconys are so sick but $$$, tevas are the best tevas but they were only at the shibuya store and i assume long gone, they're doing barbours or something this fall but I've only seen pics of the 2 logos together on his insta

socks are a good entry point and go down to $25/pair most places end of season so thats when to buy (i got 4 from ssense this year). they're knit so that the inside is flat too, very easy to slide on even with big feet like me

also this is happening this year which is exciting: http://www.freshnessmag.com/2014/02/19/ ... n-preview/

i should probs make a dedicated thread

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:02 pm
by RomanEmpire
Thank you so much for all the info man. Out of what I've seen so far WM is quickly turning into my favorite brand, I figured you'd be able to give me some good info. I recently bought a WM jacket I had been lusting over for months off of rak and I'm still waiting for it to come in but I'm super excited and wanted to know more about the brand itself

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:19 pm
by exprof
what's the story behind sacai?

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:18 pm
by sagc
Well, Chitose Abe (sacai) is married to Junichi Abe (kolour), and they have a really nice house: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2013 ... -in-tokyo/ .

Tangential, but that's what I've got.

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:17 am
by Rosenrot
exprof wrote:what's the story behind sacai?


I'm actually in the midst of writing about Sacai and Chitose Abe. I've been delaying it for months but hopefully I can finish it in the next couple of weeks or something.

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:39 pm
by purkinje
xposting from fashion thoüghts, if someone could tell me the story behind Christian Louboutin- I see the brand everywhere in pop culture but know nothing about it

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:57 pm
by can-
they have red soles

Re: Designers 101

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:09 pm
by purkinje
thanks

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