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Postby germinal » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:21 am

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Re: vachement F/W14

Postby bels » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:45 pm

Thought it was a trampoline to begin with.
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Re: vachement F/W14

Postby exexliontamer » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:50 pm

fucking loved this collexion & doesnt hurt the models cute as hell

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vachement is about clothing, timeless personal style not fashion and trends. The garments neither tell stories nor seek novelty. They are made to be worn by unique characters -­‐ women who do not dress to seduce, but to be themselves -­‐ individuals. These women have strong attitudes and opinions, are informed and know what they want. There are no seasonal themes or stories, but instead a collection of favorite ideas. There are no set dress codes, no total looks. Each piece stands on its own and can be easily mixed with anything around it. The pieces have a hidden sex appeal expressing understatement rather than a statement.

The initiative to create vachement comes from the will to further develop design aesthetics lost in conspicuous consumption and to generate a genuine and powerful creative network outside of the established framework.

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Re: vachement F/W14

Postby germinal » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:58 am

interview / vachement collective
Ines Veiga Pena in conversation with vachement Collective

I.When a creative collective is formed, it usually comes from previously sharing a workspace or an educational institution. Your group, however, has its origins spread out across Europe. What is the story behind your meeting and how did you all agree on such a groundbreaking concept together?
We are friends and we shared experience working with each other at one point in our professional careers. Its true everyone involved in vachement is very different from one another, but what unites us is the aesthetic of our brand and the curiosity and motivation to convey our point of view on clothing.

II. How would you say the different backgrounds (especially studying at schools like the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and work experience at Cèline and Maison Martin Margiela) of the members of your collective contribute to the look and feel of each collection and the overall brand identity? Do your ideas and skills as a group complement each other?
Our past experiences have certainly shaped our vision of fashion and influenced our aesthetic, but the excitement we have at vachement is in discovering the new sides of this aesthetic and growing further together. Everyone has their role and each of them is vital to assure the final result.

III. Being based on separates, self-styling and the idea of not pushing total looks, each one of your collections has the feeling of a ‘moodboard’ or even a complete wardrobe. What is your creative process like, in terms of putting together something that is ultimately customisable, yet characteristic of the vachement aesthetic?
Our idea was not to work on seasonal themes in the collection as it can easily block or cannibalize great ideas that simply do not fit in a classic seasonal theme. We approach every piece separately and decide what do we like most about this certain piece, how to make it better without considering the totality of the collection. In this way we achieve a product that stands on itself as well as within the whole collection. Separate pieces can be worn mixed with other brands or equally with vachement, they don’t impose a total look, but the possibility of it exists. We just feel our customer has personality and character and their own story to tell by the way they decide to dress.

IV. Remaining on the subject of the creative process, how hard is it to decide, as a larger group, what direction you are going to follow each season? Do you believe that the ‘patchwork effect’ of several minds helps in the staying cohesive with the piece-by-piece concept of your brand?
The creative process we have is very intuitive, there are no rules, we just follow our feelings and have fun. One idea follows another and then may substitute or cancel it, its an ongoing process, things may change all the time and that’s inevitable for us. The coherence of the collection is the natural result of our aesthetic similarities and creative dialogue.

V. Your AW14 collection is both incredibly wearable for different kinds of individuals and quite cohesive as a line. The pieces are modern and appropriate for everyday wear yet manage to come across quite luxurious, especially the cut of the coats, the small touch of adding coloured heels and the reworked vintage 501 jeans. What would you say were your main inspirations and moods for this season and how did they translate into each piece?
The tailoring shapes were based on the image of David Byrne wearing a squared out-of-proportion jacket that circulated in our visual research and that we obviously love and always come back to. The colors of the heels came from colors of cigarette lighters that we used to imitate the heel during our work sessions on shoe shape. The reworked jeans came from the fact that its very hard to get into industrialized denim factories, especially for small beginner brands like ours, but as we really wanted to have denim, we had to find a solution and the only one appeared to be “reworking the vintage “.

VI. Your brand identity focuses on the timelessness of style as opposed to adapting to ephemeral trends. This places vachement in a different category than the majority of luxury brands. Do you feel this is a sure strength in a constantly-changing market, offering a pillar of style that can be relied on despite the coming and going of trends?
What we try to do is satisfy certain aesthetic, which is independent of trends and tendencies. We deliberately wanted to be a niche brand as globalized fashion threatens individuality of brands. However we are to function within this market so the challenge is to keep our own pace in this ever-changing and oversupplied environment.

VII. As you say, the vachement woman is several women; it’s a resource for women who know who they are and have their own style that is not regulated by outside influences. How do you plan to expand your brand in the near and far futures?
We think to grow by reaching out to whoever would like to wear our clothes and we think this could potentially be quite a large group of people, we will try to make them know that vachement exists and has stuff for them.


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Re: vachement F/W14

Postby germinal » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:02 am

vachement Stays Focused on the Clothes
BY SISKA LYSSENS 13 MAY, 2014
This month, our Spotlight shines on vachement, a young Paris-based label, entering its first season, run by an international collective of seven anonymous designers focused on deceptively simple, beautifully cut clothes.

PARIS, France — There is something paradoxical about a label whose generic name, intended to steer attention towards the garments it produces (vachement is French for clothes), instead, prompts instant curiosity about the people behind it. Indeed, in a city dominated by large luxury houses helmed by prominent designers, each with their personal vision, womenswear ready-to-wear label vachement quietly stands out for its anonymous and customer-centric approach.

“We decided to think, firstly, of all of the women we wanted to dress, what their preferences are, what length for a skirt, what kind of tailoring shapes, what colours, what essential garments. We thought of our friends, of real people we know and what they would want to wear,” say the seven designers behind the label, who insist on anonymity and communicate as a collective.

The seven were trained at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Die Angewandte in Vienna and Studio Berçot in Paris. And, at different points in time, they all cut their teeth at Maison Martin Margiela (itself known for the cult of invisibility surrounding its founder).

After several years spent working at various fashion houses, “we all met and realised how frustrated we were. We started to lose a sense of fun in fashion. And to avoid getting bitter about it, we decided to work together on a project,” they say. “We are all different and we like different things, but what we have in common is the aesthetic and through talking and discussing and arguing we try to create a product that makes sense to all of us.”

Their aesthetic is certainly reminiscent of Margiela. It’s minimal without being flat, edgy without the gimmick. The garments are sober, but not basic, and sometimes androgynous; they can seem nondescript at first sight, but the cuts are beautiful and hard to replicate.

“When we saw it in Paris, we found their concept of revisiting timeless wardrobe piece to be unique and we loved the collection, the details of the finishing and the quality of fabrics,” says Carol Song, head buyer at Opening Ceremony (the label is carried at the retailer’s Japanese store). Thus far, vachement has racked up 27 stockists for Autumn/Winter 2014, its debut season.

“The collection is very versatile and modern; something that a lot of people could integrate into their wardrobe with ease, wearing the pieces for many seasons to come,” says Fred Fan, womenswear buyer for independent London boutique Layers. “Conceptually, vachement is a label that focuses a great deal on the product, with deceptively simple pieces that are constructed and shaped in a manner that gives seemingly unassuming garments more depth,” he continues. “It’s great to see a brand concentrate on actual clothing above all else.”

For this month’s Spotlight, vachement has designed a custom BoF logo that reflects their attitude towards garment making. “The idea was to craft the logo just as a dressmaker crafts clothes. Stitching and threads are the most basic and existential elements of creating fashion and, because, for us, fashion is about clothes, first of all, the logo had to be stitched.”

Marjan Eggers, owner of seminal Antwerp boutique Louis (who was one of the early buyers of collections produced by the famous “Antwerp Six”) thinks vachement will appeal to her loyal customer base of “women who look for items of remarkable quality that are wearable and distinctive.”

“We definitely want to cater [to] a niche,” say the vachement designers. “We don’t believe in making masses of people like our clothes or want to buy them, but we also believe our niche is big enough.”

“The most important ingredient for us is the reality, what our woman wears to feel good and comfortable. We feel it’s inevitable and crucial to create contemporary clothing. Whether it’s a hoodie as a maxi dress or a cocktail dress in sportswear fleece, we are having a dialogue with today.”


http://www.businessoffashion.com/2014/0 ... othes.html
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vachement S/S15

Postby germinal » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:20 pm

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Re: vachement S/S15

Postby germinal » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:27 pm

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Re: vachement S/S14

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Re: vachement F/W14

Postby germinal » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:53 pm

iliam wrote:margiela redux


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Re: vachement F/W14

Postby germinal » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:31 pm

ramseames wrote:would be interested to hear what you think of this as a whole


i think the clothes look great online, and i should hope, at the prices they're charging for them, that they stand up in person too. it does gall somewhat that they're lifting from margiela so directly, but there are enough fresh (to me, at least) ideas here that i'm happy to call it a homage.

editorial from Novembre (nsfw)

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Re: vachement pour femme

Postby germinal » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:15 am

Finally had a chance to see the clothes in person at the broken arm. They had a cool window display wherein each member of the team had dressed mannequin in (presumably) their own clothes, with a couple of vachement pieces thrown in. Image
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Re: vachement pour femme

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Re: vachement pour femme

Postby bels » Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:40 am

Are they a socialist label? "I would say so."


I like this guy. He sounds as confused and resigned to defeat as I do.
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Re: vachement pour femme

Postby bels » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:07 pm

@william said that Christophe Lemaire also claims to run a socialist label. Does socialist mean something different in France?
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Re: vachement pour femme

Postby bels » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:03 am

None of those clothes seem to fit correctly.
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Re: vachement pour femme

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Re: vachement pour femme

Postby une_impasse » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:37 pm

just bought the vachement black bomber, can't wait to revel in it's insanity with you all!

EDIT: its an online order so hold your horses
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Re: vachement pour femme

Postby une_impasse » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:14 am

3 websites, two countries, two cancelled orders, and many phone calls later:

a terrible picture of me in my bomber

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Re: vachement pour femme

Postby schiaparelli » Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:40 pm

one theme that fascinates me with vachement—and one I feel they are developing more through F/W 2015 and S/S 2016—is this particular kind of strong, assertive sexuality. with womenswear brands i am always very anxiously critical of What Woman They Speak To and What Do They Think Of Women and there is a kind of galvanizing way in which vachement wants to dress a woman and be a part of a woman's personality and lifestyle that i'm very fond of.

i found some representative images and wrote a bit about them—

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Re: vachement pour femme

Postby AmericanPie » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:06 pm

The second image reminds me quite a bit of this image photograph of Patti Smith, taken by Robert Mapplethorpe. Although the model in the vachement image is posed more passively, angling slightly away from the camera, and is less directly confrontational.

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Re: vachement pour femme

Postby une_impasse » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:34 pm

i had an amazing post about how nordstrom.com/space miraculously had a bomber in stock ON SALE for less than 800 dollars

but then i refreshed the page and it sold out
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