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    The skirt in Picture #2 is perfection.

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    The skirt in Picture #2 is perfection.

    Look like super wide pant legs to me. I want.

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    Thank you goldsamxo and byhand.

    Actually, it is a bunch of pockets.

    For a more detailed explanation, we cordially invite you to see the latest post on the GBS designers & their work thread here:

    http://www.stylezeitgeist.com/forums...l=1#post525846

    Best wishes, Geoffrey & the Team

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    Natalie Eloise photo story for Some/Things coverage of 'grow deep' in Paris:


    https://www.someslashthings.com/fash...deep-backstage

    more coverage coming up on the GBS designers & their work thread

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    What's up with the head coverings it seems foreign when looking at the outfits they go with? Still a really beautiful show though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SerialDavid View Post
    What's up with the head coverings it seems foreign when looking at the outfits they go with? Still a really beautiful show though.

    Dear SerialDavid,

    Thank you so much for your comments and welcome to the forum and your first participation on it.

    Regarding the head "coverings" though, we respectfully beg to disagree with your view.

    First and foremost if by saying "foreign" you are intending anything regarding anti-muslim or hijab or otherwise political statements as we have seen on other various media commentary…forget it. That has nothing to do with anything in this collection and represents a complete miss of what it's about in any sense... just to be clear. In fact, the original design has far more to do with western European occidental Christian historical headwear forms than any hijab or similar article. So assuming that is not what you were implying, let's get on to the actual designs and thinking behind them....

    The SEWA01 'grow deep' handmade headpieces are simply a superb advanced extreme handmade technology design idea for headwear that also resolves a lot of things related to the overall collection and presentation in Paris. You've got to understand, that at our level, when you present a collection in Paris you are not doing a Victoria's Secret show. The objective is not to simply please the lowest common denominator by providing looks that everybody is used to seeing and used to liking. Quite the opposite, our job is to propose the new, the unseen, the unimagined… to surprise, shock and expand the horizons of what is possible based upon relentless and unmatched research, and superior sartorial technology and art. That is what our part of the game is all about, and we after almost 4 decades of practice and building... we are very good at it.

    So what's up with the SEWA01 in the collection?

    First it's cut in double-faced supersoft handwashed Super 120's Tasmanian extrafine wool woven in Biella which is used throughout the entire collection on many key pieces, which ties it together along with the shoes, in a totally uniform and consistent manner which for a Paris women's presentation is just right for the special unseen code of conduct that only the real players inside the game of Paris defile runway will understand. Part of its effect in layman's terms, is to frame and focus more attention on the clothing and the outfits specifically--as opposed for instance to supermodel personalities or physical attributes or excessive accessorization in some form etc.-- which in the particular case of this collection was fundamental in its objectives and purpose.

    SEWA01 is also a real GBS Sartoria tailoring product, along with the exquisite fabric, which unlike just about every single other collection on the SZ seasonal collections threads, is not just pretty to look at in runway images but when you touch it-- feels great because of its noble fibre high-value natural fabric and hand treatment and finishing-- instead of reeking of plastic, poly and synthetic blend materials cleverly made to look like natural fibre fabrics of which they are not (I am so disappointed with so many of my colleagues for using this cheap excuse for designer fabric and materials in otherwise beautiful looking collections and pricing them way beyond their actual value to the customer--I cannot begin to express it…). But we don't stop there, the SEWA01 also features our flawless GBS sartoria in-house construction, signature real handstitched buttonholes in pure Bozzolo Italian silk threads, specially-dyed real mother-of-pearl buttons made for us in Padova Italy, and a terrific form and shape using an original pattern specially created from the 'grow deep' AW2017-18 women's collection research and development work.

    The design when worn is incredibly comfortable, soft and warm, and like all of our exclusive headwear designs a superbly sharp and innovative looking headpiece that can be worn in multiple ways as an alternative to typical knit caps and other cookie-cutter boring headwear that are normally used by most people to get through fall and winter cold days and nights. If you have been following our work, especially on this collection, you would also recognize that they are a fundamental part of the entire concept (see images provided below) without which the collection and its presentation would be extremely diluted and compromised.

    And if you are new to us, you need to understand that our firm is not for everybody in any sense of the word, and its amazing success to date is based upon a strict adherence to making no compromises when it comes to design quality and excellence.
    You like it, you don't like it. It is our my problem. Our job is to propose and create that which no one else has done before in the best way possible by human beings in the world today with no compromises. Period.

    The fact that the fabric story is also part of a running thread through the collection is equally as important. Believe me, the headpieces are critical element to the collection and its beauty. And the show is beautiful in a big part thanks to the headpiece story and their role in it. They have garnered excellent press coverage in all the right places for us and they will introduced in super limited editions for a very few lucky collectors exclusively next season at Eth0s in Shanghai, Hotoveli in New York and Axsum in Bordeaux.

    Hope this is helpful. Thanks again for your comments and question.


    With very best wishes for a Happy Easter and Pesach to all,


    Geoffrey & the Team





    original concept rendering sketch for 'grow deep' aw women's 2017 collection. The SEWA01 headpiece figures prominently as a
    fundamental element for the entire collection and presentation.





    development sketch for a 'grow deep' aw women's 2017
    collection outfit and pieces including the SEWA01 by GBS
    developmental designer Nicholas Giannelli.





    3/4 view linesheet photo by Nicholas Giannelli of
    the first SEWA01 prototype constructed in the GBS
    Sartoria workrooms by GBS senior master tailor
    Serena Marcato.





    side view photo
    by Nicholas Giannelli of
    the first SEWA01 prototype constructed in the GBS
    Sartoria workrooms by GBS senior master tailor
    Serena Marcato.





    Matilde Canuti in a 'grow deep' fitting test photo at Cavarzere Venezia wearing the SEWA01


    c. copyright Geoffrey B. Small MMXVII all rights reserved worldwide.
    Last edited by Geoffrey B. Small; 04-28-2017 at 08:22 AM.

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    Default Elizabeth Creseveur shoots 'grow deep' in Paris

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    Elizabeth Creseveur's hauntingly beautiful backstage image story of 'grow deep' in Paris. Creseveur is an accomplished visual and video artist with published or exhibited works and installations which some SZ members may already know from Some/Things, A Shaded View on Fashion, the Villa Noales in Hyeres, L'eclaireur in Paris, and numerous other exhibitions and shows throughout France, Japan, Europe and Asia (more here). It is our pleasure to have the honor and permission to share her new work on our most recent women's collection here on StyleZeitgeist....

































































































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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffrey B. Small View Post
    Dear SerialDavid,

    Thank you so much for your comments and welcome to the forum and your first participation on it.

    Regarding the head "coverings" though, we respectfully beg to disagree with your view.

    First and foremost if by saying "foreign" you are intending anything regarding anti-muslim or hijab or otherwise political statements as we have seen on other various media commentary…forget it. That has nothing to do with anything in this collection and represents a complete miss of what it's about in any sense... just to be clear. In fact, the original design has far more to do with western European occidental Christian historical headwear forms than any hijab or similar article. So assuming that is not what you were implying, let's get on to the actual designs and thinking behind them....

    The SEWA01 'grow deep' handmade headpieces are simply a superb advanced extreme handmade technology design idea for headwear that also resolves a lot of things related to the overall collection and presentation in Paris. You've got to understand, that at our level, when you present a collection in Paris you are not doing a Victoria's Secret show. The objective is not to simply please the lowest common denominator by providing looks that everybody is used to seeing and used to liking. Quite the opposite, our job is to propose the new, the unseen, the unimagined… to surprise, shock and expand the horizons of what is possible based upon relentless and unmatched research, and superior sartorial technology and art. That is what our part of the game is all about, and we after almost 4 decades of practice and building... we are very good at it.

    So what's up with the SEWA01 in the collection?

    First it's cut in double-faced supersoft handwashed Super 120's Tasmanian extrafine wool woven in Biella which is used throughout the entire collection on many key pieces, which ties it together along with the shoes, in a totally uniform and consistent manner which for a Paris women's presentation is just right for the special unseen code of conduct that only the real players inside the game of Paris defile runway will understand. Part of its effect in layman's terms, is to frame and focus more attention on the clothing and the outfits specifically--as opposed for instance to supermodel personalities or physical attributes or excessive accessorization in some form etc.-- which in the particular case of this collection was fundamental in its objectives and purpose.

    SEWA01 is also a real GBS Sartoria tailoring product, along with the exquisite fabric, which unlike just about every single other collection on the SZ seasonal collections threads, is not just pretty to look at in runway images but when you touch it-- feels great because of its noble fibre high-value natural fabric and hand treatment and finishing-- instead of reeking of plastic, poly and synthetic blend materials cleverly made to look like natural fibre fabrics of which they are not (I am so disappointed with so many of my colleagues for using this cheap excuse for designer fabric and materials in otherwise beautiful looking collections and pricing them way beyond their actual value to the customer--I cannot begin to express it…). But we don't stop there, the SEWA01 also features our flawless GBS sartoria in-house construction, signature real handstitched buttonholes in pure Bozzolo Italian silk threads, specially-dyed real mother-of-pearl buttons made for us in Padova Italy, and a terrific form and shape using an original pattern specially created from the 'grow deep' AW2017-18 women's collection research and development work.

    The design when worn is incredibly comfortable, soft and warm, and like all of our exclusive headwear designs a superbly sharp and innovative looking headpiece that can be worn in multiple ways as an alternative to typical knit caps and other cookie-cutter boring headwear that are normally used by most people to get through fall and winter cold days and nights. If you have been following our work, especially on this collection, you would also recognize that they are a fundamental part of the entire concept (see images provided below) without which the collection and its presentation would be extremely diluted and compromised.

    And if you are new to us, you need to understand that our firm is not for everybody in any sense of the word, and its amazing success to date is based upon a strict adherence to making no compromises when it comes to design quality and excellence.
    You like it, you don't like it. It is our my problem. Our job is to propose and create that which no one else has done before in the best way possible by human beings in the world today with no compromises. Period.

    The fact that the fabric story is also part of a running thread through the collection is equally as important. Believe me, the headpieces are critical element to the collection and its beauty. And the show is beautiful in a big part thanks to the headpiece story and their role in it. They have garnered excellent press coverage in all the right places for us and they will introduced in super limited editions for a very few lucky collectors exclusively next season at Eth0s in Shanghai, Hotoveli in New York and Axsum in Bordeaux.

    Hope this is helpful. Thanks again for your comments and question.


    With very best wishes for a Happy Easter and Pesach to all,


    Geoffrey & the Team





    original concept rendering sketch for 'grow deep' aw women's 2017 collection. The SEWA01 headpiece figures prominently as a
    fundamental element for the entire collection and presentation.





    development sketch for a 'grow deep' aw women's 2017
    collection outfit and pieces including the SEWA01 by GBS
    developmental designer Nicholas Giannelli.





    3/4 view linesheet photo by Nicholas Giannelli of
    the first SEWA01 prototype constructed in the GBS
    Sartoria workrooms by GBS senior master tailor
    Serena Marcato.





    side view photo
    by Nicholas Giannelli of
    the first SEWA01 prototype constructed in the GBS
    Sartoria workrooms by GBS senior master tailor
    Serena Marcato.





    Matilde Canuti in a 'grow deep' fitting test photo at Cavarzere Venezia wearing the SEWA01


    c. copyright Geoffrey B. Small MMXVII all rights reserved worldwide.
    I in no way intended for my question to come off as anti-muslim I just wanted insight on the piece and whether their was a real reason for it's inclusion. I wasn't familiar with the background of it and was curious and your description was very thorough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SerialDavid View Post
    I in no way intended for my question to come off as anti-muslim I just wanted insight on the piece and whether their was a real reason for it's inclusion. I wasn't familiar with the background of it and was curious and your description was very thorough.



    No worries, good to know. We hope it was helpful
    and thanks for your question.
    Best wishes, Geoffrey & the Team





















    photos: Guido Barbagelata

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffreey B. Small View Post
    No worries, good to know. We hope it was helpful
    and thanks for your.
    Best wishes, Geoffrey & the Team

    The first jacket looks amazing.
    Last edited by Rosebrook; 08-07-2019 at 01:36 PM.

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