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07-01-2009, 05:14 PM
I like the concept behind this company, so I thought I would share. Basically, there are a limited number garments produced and only three share the same print. Once the pieces are gone, they are gone. Their womens is definately better than the mens, but unfortunately I find some of it a little pricey. I would love to hear everyones thoughts.

from their website

no editions _ no duplicates _ no repetitions

men's and women's clothing, accessories and other objects

Every item, style or object presented under the ' no editions ' name is produced only once with a unique print design or other decoration.

Each design or item is part of an online archive -- once an item is sold or otherwise becomes unavailable it is marked - not available - but it remains visible as part of the online series and archive.

The individual print designs are created and grouped in series. Each series is listed online with a title,
information about the style, material, and the amount of items in this series -- this information is printed on the inside of every item, along with its unique serial number and the ‘ no editions ’ logo.

The differences between print designs within a series are created and developed based on various artistic, personal, aesthetic or sequential criteria, and are not the result of random manual or mechanical finishing.
The differences can be very visible or very subtle, depending on the series.

' no editions ' print designs are based on specific concepts, comprising one or several series.
The variety of context and contents mostly originates in the reflection, appropriation, merger, overlay and fragmentation of the continuous visual stream of daily media coverage - text, images and videos.
Such methods are repeated in the actual digital design process and are part of a new, specifically developed printing process and production method, that allows the immediate realization of prints on fully or half assembled garments.
The printings on the final garments extend over stitchings, bindings, finishing and edges and result in a very refined and unique look .

All raw materials are selected to ensure the highest quality standard from artwork to final garment and include finest Italian silks, cottons and wools sourced from traditional couture suppliers, Japanese premium selvage and organic denims and finest Italian jerseys.

‘ no editions ’ uses non-toxic, eco friendly inks and printing technology.

The styles and shapes are influenced by simple and geometric patterns and historic forms - poncho, tunic, wrap, kimono, T-shirt - and cut in straight grain or bias to achieve either a looser fit or a body conscious silhouette.

serial numbers / identification code

Every series is attributed a specific date and time duration, every consecutive second of this time
period is used to create a unique serial number to identify each piece of the series. If a series has as
duration of 1 minute ( 2007 January 10 - 23 : 30 : 11 to 23 : 31 : 10 ) it has 60 items, each
one with its own, specific print design and consecutive, unique serial number / identification code printed inside, below the 'no editions' logo.

This serial number / identification code consists of the first letters of a series title, the date, the start time and four consecutive digits at the end, representing the seconds - in above case :
xxxx_20070110_233011_0001 to xxxx_20070110_233011_0060.


07-01-2009, 06:01 PM
I posted this a while ago. Coincidentally, I saw the FW09 stuff in Paris and it looked really good.

07-01-2009, 06:19 PM
shit, my bad.

07-01-2009, 06:20 PM
no, it's ok - i searched for it, but for some reason could not find it. I'll search again.

EDIT: Can't find it - maybe I only meant to post it? Weird. I could've sworn I had. Anyway, the designer behind this is a former Helmut Lang assistant. I meant to go to their showroom in New York, but it slipped my mind. The stuff is beautiful though - the printed silk tees are divine.

Kodak, let me know if you need any info - I can get it for you.

07-01-2009, 06:42 PM
I knew it had some sort of Lang vibe to it. Thanks Faust!!

07-01-2009, 07:04 PM
It sounded familiar, but I was thinking of "A moment in",
which has a bit of similarity in concept.
Indeed the concept sounds interesting.

Thank you for posting!

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07-02-2009, 02:09 AM
Those pants look cool.

07-02-2009, 02:42 AM
It agree, pants look pleasantly...

07-02-2009, 05:38 AM
That sleeveless vest is actually washed suede and, let's face it, wouldn't look out of place in many members' closets.

07-02-2009, 06:11 AM
some of their womens pieces are beautiful, including the the tops posted above and some of the dresses.

mens is total meh, dont see the point.

07-13-2009, 04:44 PM
Here are some pictures from AW09

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/3921/noeditionsaw200910page0.jpg (http://img139.imageshack.us/i/noeditionsaw200910page0.jpg/)



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07-13-2009, 04:55 PM
Conclusion - this is gorgeous.

07-13-2009, 08:39 PM
wow.. thanks for the pictures faust... these are indeed gorgeous...
the cuts of the womens pieces reminds me alot of rick's cuts.. with beautiful layered fabric
i was wondering if the first coat and vest was for men..

07-13-2009, 10:41 PM
I think these are all womens that I posted. I saw the stuff in real life, and it's precious.

The cuts are somewhat RO for sure, but there is also something of good old Helmut in them - the severity of some of the pieces, and the way the colors are working.

07-13-2009, 10:52 PM
I cant see the pics[ninja]

07-14-2009, 06:44 AM
maybe wait for them to load? anyone else not seeing the pics i posted?

07-14-2009, 07:51 AM
Nope, only red crosses...

07-14-2009, 08:11 AM
+ Across. Even when clicking the link to imageshack.. + Across there as well.

07-14-2009, 08:12 AM
that blows. i see them. i'll try to reupload later

07-15-2009, 03:25 PM
Really beautiful collection and great concept.
Got the gf to pick it up for her stores for next season.

07-15-2009, 04:09 PM
/\ No shit?! I am calling the PR for my commission, lolz. But, yea, it is gorgeous stuff.

07-15-2009, 04:38 PM
Yessur! Its quite funny actually,i spotted it on here,as you do ofcourse. When my friend returned from paris for a buying trip,he said he brought me a lookbook of a label i may like. And low and behold it was this! And so i gave it 2 my madame, she loved it and is going to order some goodies in september.
So i would get on the dog n bone for that commission Mr.Faust!

08-21-2009, 10:53 AM
Bump for tricot. Also, do people still not see the images I posted?

08-21-2009, 10:56 AM
nope, not showing up. imageshack blows anyway, photobucket and tinypic are better [thumbup]

08-21-2009, 11:01 AM
I wonder if they will be able to expand their vocabulary further than their comfortable silkscreening technique that works well on all the pieces posted here so far... to be honest, I am a bit concerned about the longevity of their project since it's quite a 'narrow' concept (I also find their website to be a nerve-wrecking experience to browse through, if you are just looking for simply-organized information)...

Yes, the cuts are highly reminiscent of certain Rick Owens staples, I'm thinking however that if you work as emphasized as that on printing, that it is a logical conclusion to develop simple, rectangular patterns to make the printing stand out best.

08-21-2009, 11:03 AM
thanks faust, but i already went to search for the thread myself... oh, and hello to arto by the way - in case you are wondering - i'm the guy you were introduced to by marc several times in paris!

08-21-2009, 11:07 AM
I agree that the concept is rather narrow. We'll see what the future holds.

08-21-2009, 11:24 AM
thanks faust, but i already went to search for the thread myself... oh, and hello to arto by the way - in case you are wondering - i'm the guy you were introduced to by marc several times in paris!

good to see you here jost. took me a while to figure out as marc is a rather effective introducer, but "several times" was the key here ;)

08-21-2009, 11:03 PM
Beautiful. I like how the prints feel as though they could be gauzy layers. I almost want it to be more textural...

09-07-2009, 05:45 AM
I am actually looking forward to seeing the collection in person. Am going with the gf to paris in oct so shall give a bit of feed back and some images of the collection,on my return.
Shall also try and dig some info about what the future may hold!

09-07-2009, 08:03 AM
You just reminded me to write them. Thanks.

09-07-2009, 11:33 AM
/\ for your commision?? ;)

09-07-2009, 11:39 AM
Lol. If I got all the commission I deserve, I'd be kicking it in the carribean.

09-07-2009, 04:11 PM
[lol] fair play. It was in regard to the little joke on the previous page.
Well i would suggest getting some sort of an enablers fee....then you be kicking it in no time.

12-23-2009, 10:33 AM
READ ME (http://www.planet-mag.com/blog/2009/fashion/eugene-rabkin/no-editions/)

12-23-2009, 10:54 AM
good stuff this process is quite interesting.

Nice concise article E.

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01-07-2010, 07:31 AM
Dazed reads PLANET [tongue]

01-07-2010, 08:04 AM
indeed they do! lazy buggers!

10-09-2013, 08:22 AM
No Editions S/S 2014 - looks so lovely! More on sz-mag.com