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credits and thanks --runway photography Guido Barbagelata with additional opera cape and finale
view photographs from Cathedral Osaka/Ginza, Hues Fukuoka, Looq Zurich, Paris Roma and Yusuke
Shiiki. Stage and set design by Paul Bradley studios UK. Sound & Light direction Maurice Giraud,
Lumiere & Son Paris. models:Eric Sakai, Sergei, Omer, Yohan, Mark, Josef, Chan, Simon Gano,
Alex Nestor, Pascal, Hadrien, Hayato June, Bran, Michael, Stylianos, Ahkim, Dramane Loup, Jeremy,
Klaus William, Guilaume, Bart, Riley,Wonjung, Sebastien, Luka, Lucas, Cedric Dbn, Anthony Sicot,
with many thanks to Studio KLRP in Paris. All shoes made by Giuseppe Rebesco at San Zenone di
Ezzelini exclusively for Geoffrey B. Small. All clothes created by hand exclusively at the GBS Via
Spalato Sartoria workrooms at Cavarzere Venezia.
Thanks for the amazing pictures. I have a pair of etp02 trousers but that suit looks like a more extreme version of the accident dye in the same Alashan cashmere? Also The patchwork trim cardigan is so storytelling.
I was thinking the exact same when I had read the description on instagram. By the way what size ETP02 do you have?
you have gone into a realm where absolutely no one can come even close now. this is Pure Poetry,
That Parka is all I want in life...............
“You know,” he says, with a resilient smile, “it is a hard world for poets.”
Zam Barrett Spring 2017 Now in stock
Today, our 99th Paris presentation and most extreme emotions collection to date.
With many thanks to everyone for helping us to get this far.
Best wishes, Geoffrey
Yusuke Shiiki's sideshow at 'grow deep'
NEW side view photographs shot by Yusuke Shiiki at the phenomenal 'grow deep' GBS autumn/winter women's Paris runway presentation last week. The collection continued the ultra-advanced technical development of our classic handmade besom welt-pocket design and construction technologies from the 'secrets' men's Paris AW2017 collection presented in January. While the men's collection focused on new external forms and shapes of pocket welt designs applied to classical forms of clothing, the new women's work went in to the interior sides of the pocket not normally seen by the user as they are inside the exterior fabric and lining construction of the garments.
The research took the interior part of the welt pocket and brought it to the outside of the garment in full view of the user and viewer alike. Then, as if it were an organic, living organism such as a plant, flower or vine... the pockets were allowed to grow and expand far beyond normal pocket size dimensions and shapes, eventually forming the basis of the actual form and structure of the garments themselves. As a result, a delightful and beautiful new series of abstract shapes and forms were achieved... skirts that seemed as wide leg trousers but in fact were not and vice versa, for example. As in the men's collection, these amazing pieces are a testament to the continuously rising levels of the firm's extreme handmade tailoring technologies--applied in the case of both new AW2017 collections to the classic handmade welt pocket in concentrated form.
The fact that a real classic handmade welt pocket is already almost impossible to find anywhere today on a designer or luxury brand garment, and that, like so many of our other extreme hand clothes-making features, we find ourselves more and more alone on an island in an ocean of industrialized-corporatized-plasticized-overpriced mediocrity and incompetence; uniquely positioned with the technical know-how, skills, and creative passion to not only save the real and great art of making clothes with human hands and minds-- but rather, raise it to new heights not yet attained by any other in the history of the metier, further makes the fact that so many of the intriguing forms and shapes of the pieces in the photos are actually constructed and made from first-in-the-world abstract uses of handmade welt pockets-- all that much more incredible. Simply put, what you are looking at below... is literally pockets walking... in motion-- in all types of forms as working, wearable and uniquely beautiful garments (and yes very functional too, they are after all... pockets), that have been able to be realized and created by only one design company in the world today.
But this is only the beginning: as we embark on a whole new series of extreme hand technique-based Paris collections over the next 3 years that will push our people and our technology towards a whole new horizon in the history of making clothes by hand.
Thanks to Yusuke and everyone who has helped to get us this far,
see also more images from SZ mag's coverage here...
GBS Spring/summer 2017 "Summer Days of Tyrus" collection is now featured in editorial coverage of Please Magazine Edition no. 5 now out in stores and newsstands in Japan shot by Toru Kitahara and styled by Nobuhiko Akiyoshi entitled "Get Back" with a lively, colorful and refreshing Tokyo rooftop imagery play on the 1970 Beatles film 'Let it Be'. Spearheaded by Kitahara's legendary career as a leading editor of major Japanese fashion books, Please is becoming Japan's most watched independent design publication and garnering increasing attention and support from Rei Kawakubo at CdG, GBS and other creative houses as an alternative to the country's omnipresent and overly corporate-controlled fashion media.
I finally went into the real world to handle some of your garments... wow! To be honest, I can't quite tell what I found more breathtaking, some of the outer fabrics (such as the cashmere on a blazer I tried) or the linings that went with the jackets... in particular, the iridescent lining.
Could you perhaps tell me a bit more about the item you called THE RAISIN? It was quite a curious piece being a very heavy fabric and being one-size, though it also fit in well with a lot of the other things I saw at Noodle Stories.
I, of course, also admired those buttonholes.
Nickefuge: Ah ha... actually one of our key staff members who developed the shoe is a serious die-hard skateboarder (comes to work in Cavarzere on a board) and uses them already. As the sport basically destroys shoes of all types (at least the exterior), I would like to ask who might be paying for the ride you are proposing? If you are famous for boarding maybe we can discuss a promotional deal :-D In the meantime, let me know your size (Italian) and where we or one of our dealers might have to ship a pair to if we can work something out...
Lokihaarme: thank you so much for taking the time to visit Noodle Stories in LA, sorry they are almost all women's store in their buy, but am very glad that you did get a chance to see, touch and feel some of our pieces in person and we really appreciate your kind comments. Regarding the piece you have questions about, I am sorry but I do not recognize the name "The Raisin" for any of our designs. Could you give me a little description idea of the piece you saw, and I will try to respond as best I can.
Thanks, looking forward to hearing from you both.
Geoffrey & the Team
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Nah, I’m far from being a famous (or even professional) skateboarder, but I’d be curious to see the development your staff member’s shoes are going through – maybe you could post a pic? Concerning SZ skateboarding: I’m sure your shoes and Rick’s petrified wood skateboard would make a good match. :)
Hm... must be a flavor name by Noodle Stories. Strange. I wish I remembered the piece a bit more, but I only noticed it near the end right before I left.
The SA said it was men's or at least unisex. It was one-size and an outerwear piece. Sort of blobular, I suppose, for lack of better word. The material was very heavy, almost like canvas, but the fabric was also incredibly smooth and soft. Super thick. The color (and probably why it was nicknamed raisin) was a purple-ish color. Maybe somewhere closer to a burgundy/oxblood. Hope that rings a bell?
OK we have researched all of our deliveries for Noodle Stories and I think we have found the design you are referring to. We made the RSC01 carcoat in a hand dyed special "raisin grey" color version.
You can see more info about, and about 4 or 5 images of the RSC01
on a recent post on our Instagram pages here:
The color in the Instagram images is different, but let us know if this is the design that you saw in the store.
Best wishes, Geoffrey