TOOGOOD F/W '16

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TOOGOOD F/W '16

Postby trasparenti » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:54 pm

A London-based fashion studio designing unisex clothing. Founded by British designers Erica and Faye Toogood. take this with a grain of salt:

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OUR AIMS are simple, our methods straightforward. We shall sweep aside the crumbling detritus of plutocrat designers and clear the way for a new aesthetic rooted in individuality and honesty, a liberating mode that is available to all, male and female, old and young. We celebrate the craft and the toil of the workers — not faceless serfs running up disposable fads in farflung sweatshops, but named artisans with pride in their labour.

WE SHALL harness the techniques and forms of this mechanised age and return them to the people. The inherent worth of 
any object lies not in the pronouncements of the self-appointed arbiters of collective taste, but in provenance and the craftsmanship of manufacture.


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Re: TOOGOOD F/W '16

Postby oucho » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:09 am

It's a shame because I actually think some of the stuff they have done is quite interesting but their pr blurb really is too much

The repetitious cycles of the fashion mainstream follow only the current, overlooking in their arrogance all that is deemed washed up. This we disdain!

I wonder if they have every heard of Craig Green

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WHEREAS for too long we have witnessed the honest clothing of working people being stolen and arrogated in the name 
of so-called utility wear and industrial chic;


They work in a fancy studio in East London above an art gallery and Faye Toogood makes fancy interiors stuff that gets featured in the Financial Times How to Spend it

OUR AIMS are simple, our methods straightforward. We shall sweep aside the crumbling detritus of plutocrat designers and clear the way for a new aesthetic rooted in individuality and honesty, a liberating mode that is available to all, male and female, old and young. We celebrate the craft and the toil of the workers — not faceless serfs running up disposable fads in farflung sweatshops, but named artisans with pride in their labour.
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Re: TOOGOOD F/W '16

Postby jujumaster » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:23 am

Damn, Oucho ouching.

I do quite like some Too Good stuff though, this new one and Collection 003 has some nice wearable bits in

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Re: TOOGOOD F/W '16

Postby trasparenti » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:26 am

I didn't even post the whole thing.

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MANIFESTO

WHEREAS for too long we have witnessed the honest clothing of working people being stolen and arrogated in the name 
of so-called utility wear and industrial chic;

WHEREAS in an age of digital reproduction the individual 
is beset on all sides by the bastions of mercantilism and 
commerce, those false profiteers who prescribe with one 
hand and proscribe with the other, while forcing allcomers 
into constrictive sartorial templates;

WHEREAS the entrenched power bases of couture houses and multinationals mete and dole grotesque sumptuary laws to 
a compliant populace in the form of biannual ‘seasons’, weaving obsolescence into the very fabric of their garments;

WE HEREBY reject and reprehend the cruel diktats of the discredited fashionista treadmill: the voracious cycle 
in which spring/summer is devoured by autumn/winter, and 
autumn/winter is in turn devoured by spring/summer. Let 
them be rendered obsolete by the very inconstancy they thrive upon — we want it to happen! We will create only 
when we choose to create. Never again shall free thinkers 
be in thrall to the caprices of chainstore buyers or of marketing consultants!

OUR AIMS are simple, our methods straightforward. We shall sweep aside the crumbling detritus of plutocrat designers and clear the way for a new aesthetic rooted in individuality and honesty, a liberating mode that is available to all, male and female, old and young. We celebrate the craft and the toil of the workers — not faceless serfs running up disposable fads in farflung sweatshops, but named artisans with pride in their labour.

WE SHALL harness the techniques and forms of this mechanised age and return them to the people. The inherent worth of 
any object lies not in the pronouncements of the self-appointed arbiters of collective taste, but in provenance and the craftsmanship of manufacture.

TOOGOOD


Regardless of all that - the designs are cool. I first saw some of them in Japan. The clothes were all pretty wearable and I had fun trying them on. I didn't "reprehend the cruel diktats" or "dole grotesque sumptuary laws" but maybe if you wear their clothes enough you feel the power of serfs long past running through you.

They take themselves too seriously - "We shall sweep aside the crumbling detritus of plutocrat designers" is SUCH a lame thing to say when you're selling $700 oversized tees and $2000 jackets with flotsam tied to it - but they make nice clothes.
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Re: TOOGOOD F/W '16

Postby jujumaster » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:39 am

SS17 was yesterday

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