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    i found them on a yahoo auction. so maybe?

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    Does anyone have the pictures for AW 2000-2001? My internet detective skillz aren't up to par.

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    I'm surprised nobody had posted the promotional films that Raf put out to go alongside his collections. The first (I think) was SS 1997 in which a group of kids rush towards an abandoned building some skateboarding along to a heavy 90's inspired soundtrack... Depeche Mode and Radiohead if I recall correctly. None of these films are on youtube unfortunately but if anybody has some of them I would urge you to upload them...

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    These films were the first things that initially drew me into Raf Simons and got me interested in the man and his work.

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    wow, thanks for posting these!!
    yeah raf was critised for SS2002 for promoting 'terrorist chic', ahah.

    do you have any photos from AW2002-2003?
    thanks:)

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    ooh, i didnt realise faust had a blog, what is it??
    I feel so out of touch:(

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    fashion-critic.blogspot.com

    i don't write it anymore.
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    does anyone have the pictures from the set that i use as my avatar?

    i had them and lost them on a memory card

    i believe they used to be on an old version of the rs site

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    He totally rocked my world, when I became familiar with his work.
    I didn't know stuff like that existed!

    But then, I don't know what the fuck started happening.
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    Those videos just appear blank on here who?, any chance you could post links to the original pag or title names. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by huckleberry View Post
    Those videos just appear blank on here who?, any chance you could post links to the original pag or title names. Thanks
    Oops sorry about that, they should work now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    For rorschach and pnod.

    Closer - FW 03/04

    Everything I used to love about Raf

    I believe the shearlings were never produced because they were too expensive.
    http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w42200828

    I would buy this if I had the money. Iconic.

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    No idea what the context of this blog or anything else about it but interesting and some good Raf / Raf for Jil images:

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    I really fail to see the 'masterful tailoring' thing people seem to consistantly credit Raf Simons for when I take into account that Gysemans, the Belgian tailoring producer he's always worked with and that also produces Kris Van Assche and Véronique Branquinho, is known to work exclusively with cheap, fused interlining.

    I know quite a bunch of people that have worked closely with Raf both on his own line as well as Jil Sander over the years and all of them mentioned that his sensitivity was informed exclusively on a visual impact level, hence the reason why most of his fabrics are cheap and not very tactile friendly (and accounting to the reason why Raf has very little input on the Jil Sander womenswear except for a conceptual/editing input, similarily to Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy).

    I really enjoy some of the pieces he's made over the years that are more sportswear in craft, but when it comes to real tailoring, Hedi's suiting always excelled that of Raf's.

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    I have a pair of Raf Simons slim trousers from very high quality spring weight merino wool - one of the best pairs I have ever seen. His early tailoring (circa 99-2002) was impeccably cut and fit spot on. I was not much into tailoring back then, but even I could appreciate it from the side. Granted, he did not have Hedi's resources- if he did, I would imagine it'd be even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    I have a pair of Raf Simons slim trousers from very high quality spring weight merino wool - one of the best pairs I have ever seen. His early tailoring (circa 99-2002) was impeccably cut and fit spot on. I was not much into tailoring back then, but even I could appreciate it from the side. Granted, he did not have Hedi's resources- if he did, I would imagine it'd be even better.
    Okay, but fabric sourcing is a whole other thing than the initial tailoring craft - which involves the pattern making and manufacturing control over the piece itself.

    The judgement on fit is a difficult one, since every designer has a different body in mind when they create the clothing. So you will obviously find some to fit you better than others, whereas a person of different build might tell you a whole other story. To say as much as that - Hedi's jackets never fit me too well, they were cut for a narrow-shouldered body of a height that ideally didn't exceed 1.75m in a small size.

    The only base from which to judge the quality really is the look inside a jacket - How is it interlined, how have the sleeves been inserted? I can't speak about the clothes Raf had made prior to 2002, as I've never handled any of the more tailored pieces from that time in person, but everything I've seen made since then had been a huge let-down in terms of quality - Then I think of someone humble as Stephan Schneider who's jackets can be had for a good amount less, likely with nicer fabrication and exclusively developed fabric and I can only assume that the margin Raf (and his sales people) are cashing must be quite high for what you are getting...

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    Well, you don't have to argue with me about which way Raf's label went in the recent years :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    Well, you don't have to argue with me about which way Raf's label went in the recent years :-)
    That goes without saying...

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