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Saint Laurent Paris, my thoughts on the matter.

After looking over some photographs from Saint Laurent FW 2013, I think I’ve gathered my thoughts to comment on the collection because it was an interesting one to say the least. According to style.com, this collection was inspired by “California grunge”, which, all in all I did get that vibe (I just think it’s funny since grunge is from Seattle and Portland but whatevz, I’m over it). However, I have a bit of a problem with this whole “grunge” thing that’s going on right now. I like grunge, I get grunge. I was born in 1992 and when I was younger I remember having grunge be a thing amongst my brother’s friends, even well into the 2000’s. When I became a teenager, I wanted to replicate that cool at all costs, and in the later years of my teens it became much easier as it broke into the mainstream. I remember my brother playing the beginning to come as you are every day (only the beginning, he sucked). And when you’re young these things make an impression on you. To me, grunge is a huge comfort zone in terms of trends, because it references a time in my life when I was young and that was the cool new thing. I also think grunge is really cleverly referenced in our society today, where fast fashion runs vapid and the only ways to break out of that are to invest in quality pieces or go second hand. Now, I think Hedi Slimane was really successful in giving new breath to Saint Laurent, I think he referenced something that, the upcoming consumer (who I believe is in my age zone) can relate to. I just… I don’t know, I’m kind of torn on grunge being altered to high fashion. I don’t really know how to comment on this, but I think the whole point of grunge is missed when used in a high fashion context as literally as Slimane has done with this collection. All I kept thinking is “I could really run down to the thrift store right now and get something like that”. I just didn’t feel like there was anything added to the aesthetic of grunge that made it worth more in terms of the overall look (I’m sure the quality is better, but that goes without saying).

Anyway, here are some photos of my favorite looks from this show, thanks for reading!

xM

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Photos : Style.com

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Comme Des Garçons RTW Fall 2013 overview

img166I can’t even explain my relationship with Comme des Garçons. All I know is that I’m always satisfied with what I see. Somehow, I always feel this paradox of “it’s new, it’s different, but it’s expected and you get it” vibe from Comme des Garçons. If you didn’t get that don’t feel bad, I kind of don’t either. This collection, “The Infinity of Tailoring” blew me away. At first I saw the photos without checking who a designer was, and the choices in fabric felt very Yohji Yamamoto to me, but then as it progressed, I saw this quiet determination to broaden our perception of tailoring, this rebelion is always traced back to Kawakubo Sama. Traditionally, tailoring is something that is very precise and obvious, we know what we want when we want something tailored. Kawakubo sama used those techniques to add possibilities to tailoring . Fabrics were all layered the wrong ways, men’s fabrics draped and blown up, and patterns, as if not bright and out there enough, were twisted and warped into 3D flower bouquets in random places.  To me, this is just unouchable. CDG stomps out anything.ImageoImageImageImage

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