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    Quote Originally Posted by Peasant View Post
    because someone tapping a stick with a red tip in front of them is easy to miss?
    often times, blind people sit down. in fact, most blind people don't prefer to walk long distances because it can be dangerous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by copacetic View Post
    often times, blind people sit down. in fact, most blind people don't prefer to walk long distances because it can be dangerous.
    are you serious? do you realize how naive and condescending that sounds?
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    what do you mean? how is it naive? in most cases, that's true.

    i'm sorry if there's a blind person in your life that you feel i've offended, but most blind people don't prefer to walk long distances by themselves, especially in unfamiliar places.
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    I find it offensive to glamorize a hanidcap. On a runway I'd describe it as that. Given that the model is in fact blind it adds a cushion. Honestly, I still find it a bit tacky. SR is doing whatever he wants and I don't believe it was meant to be offensive. Pushing boundaries is always good.

    You should relax. How can one's opinion be "wrong?" I think whatever I think and if I think you're an asshole it doesn't necessarily make it so. Opinions and different views are what make this forum great.

    For future reference, blind people do not prefer to sit all day because they're afraid. I work at a surgical center that specializes in correcting visual problems. All of my patients, blind or nearly blind want to be out and about and as functional as possible. Perhaps this is why it struck me the way it did. Anyway...

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    I feel like I owe this thread some substance. Agree with Merz on the FW>SS though same can be said for most designers. To be honest the shit does look comfortable. Fencing leather is awesome.















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    The gloves are pure bad assery. I'm eagerly awaiting my reindeer black hand wraps from Sruli... I check his site about once a day to see if the webstore is up as well.

    The fabric choices and color tones all look great and the single piece construction approach for a lot of the garments lend both an angular and organic feel to them. Very interesting how we can all utilize a technique and result in different looking works.

    Love the sandals as well. The newest collection really conveys a light and airy feel to it and one of the very very few collections I've seen that makes wearing shorts, a tank/shirt and sandals look sharp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peasant View Post
    Then I stand completely corrected. Amazing.

    I have yet to see any of these goods for sale other than a visit to his "armory." I'm not trying to derail on kop details.. I'm just wondering where the market for it is.
    There isn't much of a market for this, but that's not what drives creativity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by copacetic View Post
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    what do you mean? how is it naive? in most cases, that's true.

    i'm sorry if there's a blind person in your life that you feel i've offended, but most blind people don't prefer to walk long distances by themselves, especially in unfamiliar places.
    The naive part is assuming that blind people just sit around because they can't see. I have a blind person in my immediate family who is probably more active than most non-blind people I know. like Peasant said:

    Quote Originally Posted by Peasant View Post
    For future reference, blind people do not prefer to sit all day because they're afraid. I work at a surgical center that specializes in correcting visual problems. All of my patients, blind or nearly blind want to be out and about and as functional as possible. Perhaps this is why it struck me the way it did. Anyway...

    What goes for the glasses, I talked to Sruli about them, the cane, and the model who is in fact blind. I recall him saying that he just simply wanted to design something for a blind person. I don't know what really crosses the line of glamorizing something, but it didn't come across to me as such.

    to me they are just beautiful items, the wood and stone used on them are amazing.
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    taken from forever tomorrow shop description:

    Fabric:
    Pure descendants of the same stock as the Norweigian Spelsau brought to Iceland by the Vikings prior to 900 Anno Domine, Icelandic sheep have been bred unmixed for one thousand, one hundred years in a bitter, hard environment. The baron moss-fields of Iceland yield rare game and consequently they are efficient herbivores.

    Icelandic skins comes in many in many colours and generally are not dyed. The hide is quite soft and are on average 6 square feet to 8 square feet in size. Often left unshorn for the winter, the wool length can be up to 8 inches in length.

    Icelandic fleece is dual coated, and this wool is made up of two types of fibres: coarse and fine. The long outer coat is called Tog and the fine inner coat is called Thel. Tog is generally classifies as a medium wool around 27 micrometers in diameter. This wool is good for weaving and for use in other durable products and it is long, glossy, tough and water resistant. Thel, being the finer wool and classified as such, is generally around 20 micrometers in diameter. This finer wool is used for garments that touch the skin as it tends to be softer and more insulating, providing a high resistance to cold and possessing a unique texture and natural colour.

    Machines:
    Cut with a Lightening Machine Company Swift 928. Sewn on a Juki MO-2516, Merrow 15-CA, Juki DDL 5550-6, Jcut 1200 Lazer Engraver, Pfaff 260 modified for felting, Singer 71-32 and by Hand-Held Needle.

    Product Description:
    Fitted, double-breasted Icelandic woolen-felt coat, with floating tails covering patch-pockets and a hung half lining of Japanese cotton and silk. Draped as three warped pieces entirely on a K&L stand and on the body of a man named Emil in Reykjavik.

    The lining of this jacket is bias-cut from imported Japanese silk and cotton. The hand attached shank buttons on this jacket are made in Sruli's studio from two circles of Icelandic hore skin.



    that is ONE informative process of some intricate work..

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    Well,

    can you tell us what is your concept or understanding of nature?............

    Quote Originally Posted by rilu View Post
    every time i visit this thread i think the same. also, these shots above on this page give such a romanticist vibe, "back to nature" idea almost shouts out from them... and that approach to styling and design is something i don't find neither exciting nor aesthetically appealing (one of the reasons for that being the simplified idea of nature as such that underlies such approaches) :-/
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    i don't know where you're trying to get with this.

    My lousy excuse is that this guy lives and works in Iceland. It's impossible to ignore nature there. It will profoundly influence anything you do. It's a cliché but it's true. I lived it myself. And i sympathize with it's sentiments very deeply, regardless of its aesthetic results. Also the interesting point about Iceland is that the juxtaposition of nature vs. civilisation doesn't really apply there. People will sit at a café with their macbook, and in the weekend they go with their 4-wheel drive onto glaciers. They'll be visiting their family in a farm in the country side and in the evening go into town to techno clubs. The essence of icelandic culture is that exact idea that they don't distance themselves from nature, nor romanticize it. It's present at all times.

    god I miss that place so much :(

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    Subconsciously I'm sure that happens to all designers whether they like it or not. I feel it brings out an honesty within them. You can take the designer out of Iceland but you can't.... ya know?

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    Well I've never been to Belgium, but I have read Theyskens saying that the dark and romantic aesthetic that he has (had earlier in his career) comes naturally from his surrounding in Brussels.

    I think a designer cannot help but be influenced by his surroundings, he either embraces it or react against it to create..........at least the ones that are creating from the heart..............

    Rilu,
    I am still trying to get a better conception of your Idea of nature in order to understand what you really mean, because as I look at Sruli's work I don't get that idea, at least not the traditional sense of Nature proposed by most designers..........
    I see Sruli's work as being very avant garde and I mean this in the truest sense of the word.
    the way he cuts, the fabrications, the way he presents the products. I find it very different, and I don't necessarily see it as appealing to nature but presenting an intellectual departure from what we have come to traditionally accept. Maybe the issue is, as a Jamaican, my perception of nature, or at least the idea that the word brings to mind would be different from yours...........


    Also, I don't find nature to be harmonious with human sensibilities.............I actually feel a great deal of tension, almost a kind of enmity, between mankind and his surroundings..........to me, Civilization and society was build up in order to protect man from the dangers of the natural environment.........but man, like nature is also violent, and as such the very civilization he has built up is also violent towards him.

    Whatever harmony may have existed between man an nature (and I am of the view that this harmony never at all existed) is irretrievably lost. What I believe mankind had was a certain transcendental power to mold and subject nature to his will..........and while we have gained in material and empirical knowledge, we have significantly decline in the Spirit that would enable us to have nature under subjection........

    Uh...........I should stop here because this is becoming a completely different discussion
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    Quote Originally Posted by rilu View Post
    i often wonder what this would mean for Belgian designers: which particular properties of Belgian culture and the geo-political position of the country influenced them to do what they've been doing.
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    That's cause Belgians don't give a shit about fashion. :-)
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    Perhaps this very modesty feeds the desire to express onesself through design and dressing rather than just mouting off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rilu View Post
    I remember reading somewhere that Margiela said he built his stuff in spite of his cultural surrounding (from which he in the end escaped :p). Maybe there's something in that as well.
    Well, yeah, much of good stuff is made in spite of something else. Margiela escaped, but pretty much everyone else stayed. It's easy to live in Antwerp :-)
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    If anyone had the opportunity to view Sruli's newest collection, would love to hear a little bit about it.

    I'm checking his site almost daily to see when he will be reopening his online store...
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