What are your thoughts on S/S15 so far? I've really enjoyed Kolor and Dries Noten, but the other stuff I've browsed hasn't impressed me much. Raf and Rick were both only vaguely interesting to me while having a few key pieces that popped out, but what are your opinions?
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I think Rick dropped the ball, nothing seemed wearable.
When I say wearable I don't mean "I can't pull it off" or "nobody can pull it off", some of it is going to be completely unwearable, there's some pieces that won't sell more than 10.
The only shoes that looked remotely good were the black high-top springblades.
Raf on the other hand actually had wearable pieces, but I wouldn't want to wear them, other than the shoes and maybe a few other pieces.
If you want to wear this kind of stuff then do it, I'm just saying a lot of it won't be bought by members of /fa/, there'll be no fits with most of this.
He said he was inspired by a faun masturbating on the scarf of a nymph for this collection.
The pinks in Rick were very interesting, I especially liked the shape of the pink fabric attached on this top. I also liked the spring blade boots, but the rest of the Adidas stuff felt very forced and unnecessary. The embroidery of what I would assume to be Rick and Michelle is really interesting too, I wasn't impressed until I saw a good angle that showed it wasn't a print.
whoops, this top.
>I'm just saying a lot of it won't be bought by members of /fa/, there'll be no fits with most of this.
I'm pretty positive Rick doesn't cater to the dumbasses on a Russian picture forum.
Minus the pink thing on the front, which is likely removable, it would just be a long brown tee without sleeves. The only things that I see not selling well are those weird denim things, everything else looks perfectly wearable.
>dem shoes at cdgh+
my sides. wouldn't even be surprised if they actually sell them next year.
Nah it was literally a bunch of people in the thread saying "Now add this sole! Now this one!"
You can see soles from AF1, Red Octobers, Geobaskets (gumsole), Nike Fliyknit, New Balance, CCP Drip, RO Hiking Boots with sharktooth rippling on the blocks.
The whole thing was just a day of fun on /fa/
I don't think that went through anyone's mind when the thread was happening. Just stacking sole after sole on top of eachother doesn't count as ripping off just because someone else did something vaguely similar, it's a pretty simple idea that anyone can think of. Why aren't you bitching about them ripping off Prada as well?
Go suck Raphael's dick in your own time.
that's the thing about fashion a lot of people don't understand
there's ready-to-wear and there's fashion that serves as artistic expression
but i'm on /fa/ so i don't know why i expect so much out of the children that post here
Its coppable, but the styling can make things llok much weirder than they are.
Case in point:
The overcoats that Rick sent down the runway slung over the models' shoulders.
Worn normally, it would just look like a really good overcoat. However, Rick wanted to make a statement, and to amp up the asthetic he was trying to convey he used the piece in a very extreme way.
pretty surprised there's no mention of damir doma. he took imo a pretty big turn this season.
in his past seasons, i usually got one of three vibes:
>color popping abstract expressionist modern art you make fun of when you're a kid
>"im sad, cold, and artistic so leave me alone"
>muh avant garde
now it looks like weird japanese tailoring or "oversized cos"
Dunno if I'd call it a big turn. The lightening up, the move away from moody, heavy, layered shapes has been happening for seasons now. Even graphic elements appeared several times in the last few collections. The shapes have gotten a little looser, but are structured rather than draped. He's removed or abstracted a lot of the overtly ethnic influences (e.g. plush fur vests, the Oriental air has been replaced with something that's a bit more international. It's harder to place a finger on the map and say, "That come from here." The expansive and shifting color palettes have also been a big part of it, which is probably motivated in equal parts by commercial demands and just a desire to try something new.
I don't think there was much that made me sit up and take notice for spring '15 (and we'll see when it comes to actually handling it and what winds up in stores), but it seems like he's getting more and more comfortable with not being a Raf-lite or a gentleman-ly Rick.
Since when did Robbie Rotten start modeling?
ready-to-wear implies that it's a piece made to be worn immediately off the runway. The other type if styling is inherently more artistic and less conventional. That doesn't have anything to do with them being available for purchase or not. Furthermore, the buyers for each store decide which pieces you can get, besides whatever becomes available in Rick's stores and online shop.
You miss that part mate?
I really dig it
i mean it's basically what Kapital has been doing for a while with the boro/sashiko stuff but it looks pretty cool.
i want this jacket baaaad
You have no idea what you're talking about, sit down
I thought the Ann show was pretty safe. Being a new creative director to a label as beloved as Ann Demeulemeester is a tough spot, and I think he wanted to show that he was keeping her dna.
Some of those overcoats and vests were fantastic.
I'd say it was a 9/10 show
I was talking more about shit like this from earlier collections but those ones don't look great either now you mention it.
dude you're just stretching the truth, seniority has nothing to do with it. No one was aiming for the shoe to look like anything specific at any time throughout the thread, they were just spitballing and throwing atrocious shit together.
I've enjoyed Craig Green, Junya, Dries, Gosha, Visvim had cool pieces. Jil was interesting.
Loved Yang Li, JW Anderson, and Vivienne Westwood tbh. Missoni had some dope pieces too.
Didn't like Raf that much. Pre 08 Raf was the best for me.
UC was alright.
Take it with a grain of salt these are initial gut reactions and I am not educated on alot of these brands
Liked it and it looks really fucking cool. Personally not alot of things I could wear without feeling out of my element. Hope he does more suiting and coats, very interested in buying into some Rick
Really love the general vibe of the collection, fan of the head scarves and chinese style jackets. Always look forward to pants in his SS collections but didn't really like them this season, a little TOO shapeless and loose for me. Love the blues, denim, and subtlety of the prints. I don't really like when he does alot of random "stylistic" things like leather inserts, cut out panels etc. which there was alot of. Overall is nice, better than last season.
Want to start buying into it but individual pieces are a little too bland for me to want to save up for it
Solid, coherent evolution of his style. If this continues I definitely want to start picking up some of his stuff.
Gorgeous but not interested in wearing any of it, feels like I'm seeing the same thing every season and would like to see him do new things
Man Dries is solid and consistent as FUCK.
Really liked it as well, came along as more of a "oh that is a really interesting way to consider it" than "WTF" this season. Enjoying seeing how his delivery is coming along
Loved the colors, lots of great individual pieces. Burberry does a fantastic job of marketing their brand and it's nice to see Christopher take on a new theme every season while still remaining very British.
Nothing that totally moved me this season but pretty entertaining, I'd say it was better overall than SS14 but that might just be because I didn't really follow fashion back then as much as I do now
You are missing the point, he meant that all of it is meant to be sold, bought, and worn, nothing that is simply put on the runway for purely "artistic" purposes.
Everything Rick puts out is meant to be available for buyers to pick up and consumers to wear, it's just that the buyers usually pick up the consistent selling pieces only.
I posted all my opinions on my blog but I'll repost them here as well.
My blog is http://uniqstreetstyle.tumblr.com/ if you don't wanna wait.
The looks from this show consisted of different swatches of colour patched onto different suits, jackets, etc. The Missy elliot track playing as the models strut down the runway was nostalgic, questionable however to fit with the style of the show. I’ll leave that to the creative directors discretion though.
Sarah Burton did a good job with McQueen’s legacy of on point tailoring and very structured garments. She also brought some new stuff to the table, with the interesting colourways and patchwork. She is surely taking a step in the direction to establish herself within the brand.
Sibling is the shit. Just look at those outfits. That dude in the short shorts obviously doesn’t skip leg day, a trend that needs to catch on in the world of male models.
The trio of Joe Bates, Cozette McCreery and Sid Bryan at Sibling are seriously some of the most original designers in the world right now. Every year I continue to be impressed with the pieces they put out, and am blown away by the shows.
Flintones-esque bone necklaces meet fringe, meet dressy combat boots. Seriously never have I seen so many things from such different areas of inspiration come together to work so well.
I’ll repeat, Sibling is the shit, I mean, who wouldn’t want to wear a giant pompom on their head.
Marc Jacobs ss15 menswear collection looks like the wardrobe of a 70s crime drama. That is not a bad thing, in fact it’s pretty fucking awesome.
So many gorgeous prints, including the flamingos, very over the top parody of the 70s in general. There was even a fedora in there, but not a “mi lady” type of fedora, one that actually looked good and fit with the theme of the show.
The suits were just grand, not much needs to be said about them, just look for yourself and clearly you can see, “yep, thats a good looking suit right there”.
Beetlejuice eat your heart out. There were more stripes in this show than I could count. Those vertical stripes actually cause an optical illusion of making the model appear taller and skinnier, or wait, maybe that’s just malnutrition.
Frida Giannini went for the nautical theme on this one for sure, combined with an urban structured silhouette. Interesting, but not amazing, solid collection.
Raf Simons SS15 menswear collection baffles me. It ranges from prison uniform like outfits to oversize bright jackets to Japanese inspired prints and Skechers shape-up inspired shoes. Speaking of shoes I have a feeling hypebeasts are gonna be all over those light purple sneaker colourway.
The excellently tailored jackets seem to be a recurring piece in Raf’s shows over the past years and i’m not complaining, they aren’t boring yet, keyword “yet”.
Still don’t know how I feel about this show. Invokes a range of emotions from “huh?” to “that’s cool.”
The guy from Prometheus stopped going to the gym. Seriously though, Rick Owens is the king of silhouettes, and it shows in this collection.
Rick took a step away from the monotone colours seen in a lot of his pervious collections and ventured into different greens, blues, and browns. A lot of the looks were the same outfit essentially in different colourways, that said, it was far from lazy design, the way the colours were done truly makes it it’s own piece.
Gosha stuff was cool, but felt weird being a runway show. As much as he draws inspiration from Raf, CDG & Junya and whatnot, it still feels like a streetwear brand. That being said, I want a pair of sweatpants & T shirt from this season.
this look was great though, love his palettes
I want some of those stonewash denim shorts
i too liked it a lot
this might be my fav
also, how great was givenchy?
finally no more gaudy prints, just some patterns all in B&W
What do you mean? Jil Sander was great, Zegna mainline was pretty nice. Some Raf stuff was nice. Junya was very samey but still nice. There's been a lot of good stuff.
Btw how long do we have to wait until these things hit stores?