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Josh Reim F/W14

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:29 pm
by germinal
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Re: Josh Reim F/W14

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:35 pm
by UnwashedMolasses
Why have I not heard of this dude? The only part of this I dislike is that it's womenswear. That mesh pullover (anorak? idk) is wonderful.

Re: Josh Reim F/W14

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:26 pm
by sknss
Sleeves hitting at the elbow, overalls, mesh, writing on jeans... This ticks many boxes. Who is josh reim?

Re: Josh Reim F/W14

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:23 pm
by germinal
information is scarce, from what i can tell he is from canada

it used to be called Petrol by Josh Reim, this is the s/s 2014 collection:

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"How can you express the soul of your garments ?"

"The soul of my garments is non-existent if the viewer doesn’t feel a connection to it. To me, the way I see my art will never be the same as the way another person sees my work.

To create clothing is one thing, to make art and tell a story is another. When others look at my art, it should not be about picking out each piece separately but rather looking at the collection as a whole, as a project where it is recognized that each idea, each detail involved is a conscious decision that has been made. To sum it up, there is no “soul” if that certain viewer feels no connection to the entirety of the work. It's all relative to the experience the human being shares with the work he/she creates/analyses"


"What makes you believe in Fashion ?"

"Nothing. I would much rather be in a punk rock band or something"


btw @unwashedmolasses this is a menswear collection, he just chose to use female models

Re: Josh Reim F/W14

PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:27 pm
by rublev
Yeah i really love this. A lot of the images from SS14 went a bit viral round the tumblr fashion blogs. Love the written pieces. I don't think SS14 was sold anywhere though, was it? Like i don't think many things went into production but i might be wrong. I've seen a few people wearing the odd piece but as far as i'm aware these are friends etc, rather than commercial. But i might be wrong. Love the use of female models for the winter collection.

Re: Josh Reim F/W14

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:31 pm
by sknss
Got a reply!

More information on stockists that will be holding our "Bad Music for Good People A/W 14" collection will be announced soon. Be sure to follow us on facebook to stay up-to-date with everything that is happening.

Re: Josh Reim F/W14

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 7:15 am
by germinal

Re: Josh Reim F/W14

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:58 am
by germinal
cba to make a new thread, here's s/s15

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Re: Josh Reim F/W14

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:41 pm
by germinal
See, i don't know, maybe on a piece-by-piece level it's worse, but i don't think any of the individual pieces from last season were that compelling either. What i'm impressed by, what this guy appears to have in spades, is the ability to create such a strong narrative from so few elements (o what cult have we stumbled upon here? Satanic bureaudrone company picnic 2015?)

Re: Josh Reim F/W14

PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:09 am
by smiles
Josh Reim's art direction and concept always seems stronger than the actual clothing. This season is obviously some sort of satanic retro bureau-cult as Germinal suggested, and it looks convincing. But I can't help but feel that the same looks could have been accomplished with vintage clothing styled by him. Even the previous two seasons are heavier on atmosphere and concept (fw14 feels like some kind of beuysian asylum and ss14 is 90's pervert) and pretty light on actual garms. That being said, he's clearly got some kind of talent and I think after a few more seasons it will be more about the clothes. Reminds me of Gosha.

Re: Josh Reim F/W15

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:56 am
by Iliam
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Re: Josh Reim F/W14

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:56 pm
by meltingpotstue
Thoughts? The clothing looks way more thought out than his other collections, I had a chance to see everything in person (the blazer is stuffed with down (love)). He definitely has a unique point of view and his aesthetic only seems to be keep growing and getting more defined.

Re: Josh Reim F/W14

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:58 am
by Chimpskibot
His stuff is very nostalgic and reminds me of Gosha, which is cool

Josh Reim ss16

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:57 pm
by meltingpotstue

Re: Josh Reim SS16 Mini

PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:56 am
by blanket
ty meltingpotstue for sharing links :-)

just posting the album and the article here again for ease

Josh Reim SS16 Mini
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The teenage designer making preppy cool again
Josh Reim is a Canadian designer who had produced four collections before you had filled out your Ucas form. What can we learn from the wunderkind?
Morwenna Ferrier for The Guardian

Youth may have no age, as Picasso once said, but let me stop you and introduce you to Josh Reim, a Montreal designer who had already produced four collections before his 19th birthday. Four – one for each season. Imagine how many levels of Halo he could have played during that time.

Reim’s story is fairly unusual. After graduating from high school in 2013, aged 17, he studied art for a month or two but dropped out. Instead, he taught himself to sketch, cut and sew “just like painting or drawing. It’s practice more than anything.”

“I’ve always been into fashion,” he explains. “But I only started making clothing around 16 or 17. I’ve always been a bit eccentric in my dressing, a peacock, but not necessarily in the standard way. It was always about playing a character.”

His collections routinely eschew gender, although there appears to be some sort of discrepancy. His current SS15 collection is a lesson in classic male preppyness. Flannel shirts in petrol blue, beige cut-off shorts, suede jackets. The odd pocket, a touch of distressed patching, but ostensibly all-American classics for men. Quiet, unfussy, you know, normcore with spirit. Meanwhile, the AW15 collection, pictured, is pretty and pastel in an ageless, Hamptons way. Using hand-dyed fabrics and patchwork linen, hand-stitched by Reim, the collection plays into his love of experimentalism and playfulness. The details – balloon motifs, hidden monogrammed pockets and quilted lining – belie someone who is ostensibly self-taught.

“School wasn’t for me, and I didn’t want to be around people who were into fashion. I guess I’m a bit of snob for saying that, but, to be honest, my ideas are better this way. Taking flintstone from things that aren’t necessarily striking and that aren’t controversial and making them interesting and refreshing is, in a way, the hardest thing to do.”

Incidentally, the first thing Reim made while at high school was an army green fishing poncho made out of cheap mesh. He didn’t need a poncho, but it was simple enough to make, so seemed like a safe bet: “I sewed it in a day and it wasn’t very good.” Still, he recycled the design, making a rather Wang-esque meshed version, for his AW14 collection.

Reim’s twist is to update conventional pieces with unusual fabrics – linens, velvets, cottons and fleeces, that sort of thing. Unlike most designers, he admits he takes a breezy approach to “moodboarding”: “I tend to move on right away and forget about previous things and focus only on the present or the future,” he says. However, there is always a crystalline feeling or gist: “I tend to have phases, so for a few collections I’d focus on dissecting a big feeling and concentrate on showing the different parts of it. I’m now focusing more on North American elitist culture.”

He adds: “When you wear my clothing, I want it to feel as if it’s made for you, a living breathing garment that was made for your wardrobe.”

He started selling the pieces from his online shop, before selling T-shirts to Big Cartel (a sort of startup fashion hub). “Now I’m selling my samples on my online website (joshreim.com) and through my friend Michalina’s store Schututehemd.” The next stage is doing a proper collection. Next spring, he has plans to do a presentation in London for his AW16 collection, “but it all depends on funds. Honestly, I love making the look books, it adds a fourth dimension, another layer, a more convincing way of showing the clothing.”

The discrepancy between designer and wearer is often overlooked in fashion, but as a 19-year-old, Reim is making clothes for his peers, so his muse is, well, himself. “I design the clothing for myself. Instead of targeting a consumer that already exists, I’m trying to make people want to be apart of the world that I’m creating.” That said, the price point doesn’t exactly reflect this – a embroidered terrycloth shirt will set you back around £100.

Is he making any money? “Slowly, but surely. It’s hard balancing vision with business but I’m learning and I’m getting better at it.”

Re: Josh Reim F/W14

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:24 pm
by meltingpotstue

Re: Josh Reim F/W14

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:14 pm
by meltingpotstue
his aw16 ^

thoughts on the clothing? the story he had going on?

Re: Josh Reim F/W14

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:34 pm
by bels
What was it like growing up in a fourties family novel germinal?