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Natural wonders MENS F/W 08.09
I know it's fairly early but I'm taking notes on the print effects at some of the show so far because I've noticed that most of them are deprived from various natural sources, like the marble print at Jil Sander or getting foggy shadows at Calvin Klein and prints that resemble grainy sandstorms, and more metamorphic rock at Marni...They might look tie-dye somewhat but with the grey palette, they work Hope to see more def

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Oh I never thought of the prints this way
A lot more interesting looking at it now
Certainly kind of like meteorology
global weather storms at Marni
earthquakes at Jil Sander
That's brilliant, kiddokiddo!

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^exactly the word I was looking for, meteorology, thanks gius

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The Calvin Klein looks remind of weathered stone or something, kind of like a damaged column in Rome.

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oooh! i love this way of looking at this.

but, how would it translate to the streets?

i think the printy pants would go well with some of my friends if it was toned down, definitely. I would rock the craziness out of that shirt on the 1st CK pic.

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^well a lot of these bold printed hoodies are popular now
i see them everywhere on guys
i think it could translate well into that form

especially the high contrast prints @ jil sander

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^ Agreed. This could work quite well on simple, casual pieces, too, I think.

This may very well be my most beloved menswear trend @ the moment. Reminds me of abstract art. Meteorology is great term to describe this trend, Gius! We are always getting the ethereal aspects of nature (lovely as well, of course!), so it is nice to see the utilization of adverse elements for once. So provocatively beautiful. I am hoping this will transition into the women's collections, too.

Thanks for the thread, Kiddokiddo!

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i think another interesting point to think about it
is if it really is weather or environment-related, what is the reason...

because in trends books for textiles, they have concepts such as these
and it's connected to the world and population in general
things people think about
contemporary issues
just like how there had been a lot of handcraft for a few seasons, esp in 2005... a sort of return to childhood or "better days" and also environmentalism, saving the earth...

maybe this is connected to global warming? causing natural disasters, strange weather (ex. have to wear a parka in august) etc.

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Natural disasters is just how I would phrase it gius. It looks like some new hybrid between distressing and geometric prints, and I certainly love the idea of it. The neutrals palette grounds the trend and makes it wearable, while still being graphic and engaging.

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It looks like some new hybrid between distressing and geometric prints
This brings many ideas to my head for some reason!!!! and i LOVE IT!

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It is definitely related to environmental awareness. What sets it apart from most 'go-green' efforts these days, is it's ambiguous nature, I think. I was reading a spring/summer 09 trend book a couple of days ago, and restrained, environmental elements are going to be huge along with high-tech finishes & fabrics which we are already beginning to see. It is quite exciting, rly, gives designers something new and innovative to ponder and hopefully execute.

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this makes me wonder what the next decade will deliver to us!!

will we be finally moving forward!!

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a lot of interesting insights, guys...Is it a wonder that these prints were featured in brands that known for minimalism? Could it be a more conceptual and intellectual approach to the "hot button" enviromental issues today?... I just hope to see more when Paris Mens FW rolls around

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I can't say that I'm a big fan of this. The idea behind it is interesting though and it's really cool that the fashion industry is advocating environmental awareness through clothes but I dunno.. I guess it just needs some toning down for me.

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It is definitely related to environmental awareness. What sets it apart from most 'go-green' efforts these days, is it's ambiguous nature, I think. I was reading a spring/summer 09 trend book a couple of days ago, and restrained, environmental elements are going to be huge along with high-tech finishes & fabrics which we are already beginning to see. It is quite exciting, rly, gives designers something new and innovative to ponder and hopefully execute.
any reason to why it's 'restrained' ?

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