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    Hmm, Johnny didn't post this yet. I hope he liked it! [66]









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    I really can't say I am or ever have been a big CDG fan but this just doesn't do it for me. It's just patches sewn on to suits and for some odd reason, it all looks sloppy to me.
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    The theme of the show, as per Ms. Horyn of the New York Times



    "The music at Comme des Garcons was American, straight from the
    Depression 30s?that weakly cheerful paper moon song, etc. Rei
    Kawakubo?s show, held at a cheesy nightclub on the Rue de Rivoli,
    opened with washed tartan jackets over T-shirts and wool shorts with
    half kilts around the front. Punk was my initial thought. But then, out
    came crushed top hats, ransom-note style graphics that invoked store
    close-outs, and jackets with hems that had been cut to resemble severe
    wear. Of course fashion shows held in nightclubs, however cheesy, are
    ?nothing but make-believe,? to use a line from one of the songs, but
    there was a pessimism about this collection. Although I prefer Kawakubo
    when she is more abstract and less literal, and more in one of her
    world-breaking moods, she touches on the fact that these are hard
    times, and in so many ways beyond market slumps. There is also
    something confrontational about the clothes, apparent in the
    ransom-note graphics, and I imagine it?s aimed in the direction of the
    luxury makers."

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    I'm imagining this without the patches and with less script on the shirts and it's not bad, but not great. I find patches to be a fairly lazy approach to design, regardless of what political or social message they might preach.



    A few nice pieces that are fairly classic CDG, such as that last coat with wooden buttons, are sprinkled in here, but on a whole this is a fairly disappointing collection.



    I was hoping for a progression of CDG's spring layering idea, but instead all we got were Hot Topic pants with pseudo-social commentary patches. [N]


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    Thanks for posting Faust. I couldn't bring myself to do it.......




    As well as being pretty irrelevant to mostif not all here at sz, this is pretty much irrelevant to everyone isn's it? I find it faintly embarassing in fact. You can deal with all of the comments in favour - like nice fabrics in parts, nice tartan (or glen plaid as the americans call it(another irritation)), the details around one fabric tearing away to show another, erm interesting hats (I'm struggling here) - by pointing out that all of it has been done to death before. Political statements patched onto jackets!Give me a break.Vivienne Westood! I can't think of anyone more irrelevant to modern fashion than her.And more fundamentally, at least from a consumer perspective,it looks really really shit. It doesn't really matter to me that there are a couple of OK plain black polyester jackets there.




    What's mostdissappointing is that spring summer looks pretty fresh and the three jackets idea is one that I think caught peoples imagination. This is just a backwards step.Just when we need someone to challenge the dominance and ubiquity of the darkdrapeysludgyhero, this comes up. Makes me want to be a darkdrapeysludgyhero.



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    [quote user="Johnny"]

    Thanks for posting Faust. I couldn't bring myself to do it.......




    As well as being pretty irrelevant to mostif not all here at sz, this is pretty much irrelevant to everyone isn's it? I find it faintly embarassing in fact. You can deal with all of the comments in favour - like nice fabrics in parts, nice tartan (or glen plaid as the americans call it(another irritation)), the details around one fabric tearing away to show another, erm interesting hats (I'm struggling here) - by pointing out that all of it has been done to death before. Political statements patched onto jackets!Give me a break.Vivienne Westood! I can't think of anyone more irrelevant to modern fashion than her.And more fundamentally, at least from a consumer perspective,it looks really really shit. It doesn't really matter to me that there are a couple of OK plain black polyester jackets there.




    What's mostdissappointing is that spring summer looks pretty fresh and the three jackets idea is one that I think caught peoples imagination. This is just a backwards step.Just when we need someone to challenge the dominance and ubiquity of the darkdrapeysludgyhero, this comes up. Makes me want to be a darkdrapeysludgyhero.


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    i can't believe looking at this that i actually own a few homme plus coats that i would never part with

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    [86] yes, i saw that!

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    I don't know about all the branding on the patches within the context of the collection. I guess it must beirony . . .


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    ever since that rolling stone (patches) collection a few years back has the label gone south and quickly
    One wonders where it will end, when everything has become gay.

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    There are some pieces that I do like though. It has a similar vibe to Junya's collection last year just replacing most the meat with some added cheese.

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