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    Geoffrey

    it's amazing, pathetic, and actually very sad re the amount of naivete, or rather, ignorance, floating out there nowadays... a real failure of education in every aspect as the world 'progresses' technologically... sigh...

    BEST OF LUCK w Paris

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    Quote Originally Posted by surver View Post
    it's amazing, pathetic, and actually very sad re the amount of naivete, or rather, ignorance, floating out there nowadays... a real failure of education in every aspect as the world 'progresses' technologically... sigh...
    Would you elaborate a bit more about this surver ? I 'm not sure to understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin_bridou View Post
    Would you elaborate a bit more about this surver ? I 'm not sure to understand
    I think what he's trying to say is that these days the internet is dominated by people who have learned their "facts" via second hand information on the internet and not first hand. They don't know history, have not experienced the things in person - they simply regurgitate misinformation. I agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    I think what he's trying to say is that these days the internet is dominated by people who have learned their "facts" via second hand information on the internet and not first hand. They don't know history, have not experienced the things in person - they simply regurgitate misinformation. I agree.
    thank you eugene

    i couldn't be bothered to even reply :P

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    You are not the first to voice this complaint. There is definitely a lot of misinformation on the Internet. That's why it's doubly important to have people like Geoffrey comment first-hand. I wish other designers followed suit (or at least allowed StyleZeitgeist magazine to tell the story )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    You are not the first to voice this complaint. There is definitely a lot of misinformation on the Internet. That's why it's doubly important to have people like Geoffrey comment first-hand. I wish other designers followed suit (or at least allowed StyleZeitgeist magazine to tell the story )
    it's a hard battle to fight as 'information' is sooo prevalent with no 'check' out there... but nevertheless we all should try...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    I think what he's trying to say is that these days the internet is dominated by people who have learned their "facts" via second hand information on the internet and not first hand. They don't know history, have not experienced the things in person - they simply regurgitate misinformation. I agree.
    thank you, I did not understand that way... there would be a lot to say about this, the first being that there is certainly no true "history". There may be as many versions of the story as individuals, and the truth may be something in between.
    i know, I 'll suffer from the wrath of god, as G. is a true hero on the forum, but aS I truly ADMIRE the man, his work, and his personal struggles (I even personally wrote to him to get some help in finding pieces...), and as I understand his will to be a public person and explain his position, I have to say that I generally feel a bit discomforted with this tendency to auto-glorification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin_bridou View Post
    I generally feel a bit discomforted with this tendency to auto-glorification.
    This characteristic is required in any entrepreneurial pursuit. If a person doesn't have an unbridled belief in himself, he has no hope of ever succeeding in a lasting way in our unforgiving and competitive world. I'm happy that Mr. Small is so passionate about what he does. Otherwise, he and his team wouldn't be making such glorious clothing. Have you ever known of a person so fixated on buttonholes? We've all heard about the buttonholes. This ability to fixate combined with technical ability and artistry is what allows a person to create something extraordinary.

    He essentially acts as his own publicist here in this forum and elsewhere. It's usual for folks to hire somebody else to beat the drum, so we are used to hearing someone other than the designer sing the praises of the work sent out into the world. Mr. Small likes to keep it all in house: the financing, the publicity... and the buttonholes. Good for him, AND good for us.

    A tip for those of you who want more GBS photos to salivate over, eth0s creates a sort of lookbook online whenever they get new work from GBS. It's worth your time to take a look.
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    Thank you so much Mr.Small for always giving such detailed explanation to everyone's queries. Good luck in your upcoming Paris show

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin_bridou View Post
    I have to say that I generally feel a bit discomforted with this tendency to auto-glorification.
    You should feel the opposite. Have you read what he writes? His passion is something we could all learn from. He clearly believes in himself and his team. His belief isn't baseless, either. You should feel comfortable buying something from him. One aspect to consider: what designer, on an international scale, hand-signs EVERY piece of clothing they produce? That's unheard of. When he signs that piece of clothing, it's his form of a blood seal showing it will stand the test of time in a fashion, and physical, sense. Small's a diamond in the rough, and I don't say that to stroke his ego.
    who slips in to my body and whispers to my ghost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by byhand View Post
    This characteristic is required in any entrepreneurial pursuit.
    got it, but others are able to do it without leaving me with this kind of feeling. anyway, no bad feelings, just delivering my thought on the moment

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    Maybe that's because others are commonly full of shit about the principles they espouse vs the ones they actually hold when it comes to entrepreneurship, whereas Geoffrey is of the breed who takes pride in integrity and authenticity and sacrifice above all else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkady View Post
    Maybe that's because others are commonly full of shit about the principles they espouse vs the ones they actually hold when it comes to entrepreneurship, whereas Geoffrey is of the breed who takes pride in integrity and authenticity and sacrifice above all else.
    man, again, I totally agree with it, and I admire it, but there is no need to
    shout from the rooftops on every single post...
    I promised to myself not to be driven too far into a discuss on this topic, because G. clearly does not deserve it, so i'm fine with it. if i'm the only one to feel this way, then the problem comes from me.

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    . Julia Makso leading off Geoffrey B. Small's radical "Examen Reginae" show in Paris Sunday night which examines the idea of the Queen from many different angles. The collection launched a bold and already controversial new direction that an unprecedented new interpretation of classic is now becoming the new avant-garde. And from fabric to construction, represents the world's most extensive development and investment in extreme handmade technologies for a Paris designer ready to wear collection to date. The surreal performances of the modeling team from studio KLRP, the installation set design of black plastic, cement rubble, corporate food trash and black pearls by Venice Biennale exhibition producer Paul Bradley and the raw soundtrack of late 1970's Misfits, Sex Pistols and Ramones high-speed original live punk performances contrasted sharply with the incredible fabrics woven entirely by hand only for us by the Colombo family in Badoere di Morgano Italy, the groundbreaking handwork constructions of our world-leading GBS Sartoria team at Cavarzere Venezia, and the undeniably provocative new directional look of the collection as 21st century queens walk their new lands... an inheritance of corporate destruction, waste, rubble and trash completely that surrounds them. With many thanks to everyone who helped to make this presentation and game-changing collection possible.

    Best wishes, Geoffrey



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    It looks absolutely gorgeous from the very first shot.
    I can't wait for a video and hope for sz-mag coverage, I enjoyed a Radicalissimmo one!

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    Geoffrey

    First, congratulations on another successful show.

    Second, I sincerely apologize for offending you (and your team). At the time I was not sure which word to use to describe your current aesthetic (none of them, from povera to old style to historical felt proper). Calling it classic is something that works, though nothing I would have thought of. I compared the superficial details to the other designer simply due to the context of the website we're on; it was not meant to imply you are lesser or even derivative to him (or anyone, necessarily).

    Furthermore, thank you for the very detailed posts, including answering my question. Unfortunately, I am not able to see your work in person. There are simply no stockists in any reasonable location near me. Barring that, I figured (and by your request/advice many pages ago) to check out what sort of work of yours is available in second-hand markets. What caught my eye were those two garments as they were very different from your current classic-turned-avant-garde style, hence me posting those, specifically (and by extension also referring to them as a different aesthetic than the current pieces). And it is very true that I am very ignorant of the fashion world, largely because I cannot visit and explore "in person" so I am forced to see things almost purely through the web (that, or spend money to buy and keep things, but that's hardly economical). On a good day, I can go through the 40+ pages in this thread, but places with a constant designer-consumer back and force are far and few between...

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    Love the new collection Geoffrey! Excited to see some of the pieces when they arrive in New York.

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    That one shot looks soooo good! Can't wait to see more.

    Congrats on a successful show. Here's to many more.

    Will be in NYC this weekend and am looking forward to checking out what is left at Hotovelli.

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    Hi Geoffrey,

    After having read and seen your beautiful clothing, it is an absolute pleasure to be able to contact you so directly via this open forum. Thank you for sharing your passion and craftsmanship to the world.

    I am currently In talks via email with Hotoveli for a pair of Super 150’s Emotions Wool trouser (From the AW15 collection) . I would like to know if you could perhaps share some pictures of the trousers, or if you have any runway pictures that would be ideal.
    Last edited by Mojo1990; 10-23-2015 at 06:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo1990 View Post
    Hi Geoffrey,

    After having read and seen your beautiful clothing, it is an absolute pleasure to be able to contact you so directly via this open forum. Thank you for sharing your passion and craftsmanship to the world.

    I am currently In talks via email with Hotoveli for a pair of Super 150ís Emotions Wool trouser (From the AW15 collection) . I would like to know if you could perhaps share some pictures of the trousers, or if you have any runway pictures that would be ideal.
    Dear Mojo1990, thank you very much for your very kind post. I am in process posting a reply and story to some previous posts that have been up for awhile, so I will need to try to answer your requests in a separate one later or via PM or through Hotoveli. Thanks again, your patience and support are greatly appreciated. Best wishes, Geoffrey

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