a few select details:
the patched jacket above is so gorgeous. i love anything and everything furry, so yay for 80% of this collection
I see your light saber, and I raise you a broadsword
easier for carving fresh goat sacrifices.
not too many suprise in there...but look like DD a bit..
i was just looking through older rick before the show and was pleasantly surprised because i felt like some of what was done here harkened back to older rick shows i enjoyed. and those beanie mask are grail status for me
what is black?
an absence, a presence, a mood, a mantle.
Wow...I think this is an amazing presentation. I like this as much as I disliked the mens AW12. I agree with what a few said about maturation but only subtly. It's the rich textures and silhouettes that really put it over the top for me. Didn't hurt that the presentation has a consistency to the feel of the garments and the mood of the show.
I think it's easy for designers as established as rick to slide by when they get to a certain level. We've seen that over the years...this ebb and flow of effort and talent but I really do think that all hype aside, this is an epic showing and collection. If I was designing womenswear, I think I'd feel like it's time to step the game up in the shadow of all of this.
It's not too gothy...not sporty...refined and even classic with a very modern feel to it. The close ups are really what get me worked up. I like the plaids in the context of how they're sparingly used and even that really light brown color.
Just excited to see something from Rick again that I genuinely love, even if it's a bunch of clothing I'll never get to really experience beyond this show.
Amazing! I can't stop looking at the pictures.
The plaid is meh but everything else is so inspiring. I want one of the headpieces
I'm coming back to the painful realisation that fashion really is for women with a tiny ghetto for men.
Rick, Junya, even Ann are doin it for the girls.
I see fluidity and movement against some pretty monumental lines in this superb collection.
Unlike SS2012, I find this quite unappealing - too heavy, cumbersome, lost in layers and layers of drab grey drapery, hefty leather worn like the weight of the world on one's shoulders, void of charm and utterly joyless! Not unlike this smiley ->
/\ I hope that was humor.
it's crazy to think of Rick as a misogynist. i find him to be the exact opposite of that, the way he hides women's body and doesn't let an inch of flesh show is obviously a reaction towards all the clothes that turn them into overly sexual, vulgar creatures.
i find Balmain's point of view, for example, to be much more degrading for women.
and there's even no need to look for symbols, it can simply be seen as a purely aesthetic object that compliments the clothes. and that's just it.