i thought that some of the carpe diem stuff was buried...
is this a new trend...?...
I think it's all to do with the ' luxury ' artisanal thing that Tom Ford blathered on about in Paris at some conference for luxury goods manufacturers a couple of years ago . He maintained that high - end consumers are demanding unique , artisan - made pieces that they are unlikely to see others wearing , carrying etc etc .
For Ford this meant Gucci mtm suits for men and bespoke Alexander McQueen suits tailored by Huntsman , the most expensive bespoke tailors on Savile Row .
For people like Mauritzio Altieri , Luca Laurini of Label Under Construction , Carol Christian Poell and Vincenzo de Cottis of Haute , this ' artisanal ' quality is achieved by experiminting with textiles , leather , knit etc , to achieve a unique quality that is time consuming , labour intensive and usually prohibitively expensive .
The point to remember is that Hussein Chalayan began the ' bury it in the soil for 6 months ' technique in his graduation collection at Central St. Martins College , and I have my suspicion that even he was plagiarising ideas of Martin Margiela and the other deconstructionists .
This ' fashion kick ' reached its ludicrous apotheosis at the high - end in the ludicrously expensive ' destroyed ' jeans by Hedi Slimane at Dior Homme . Hundreds of pounds for jeans that could have been found after 150 years down the bottom of a gold mine in the far west of the USA , treated by hand in Japan to look like Skid Row throwoffs .
It's obviously a youth kick , judging by the vehemence with which some youthful members of TFS defend their favourite exclusive ' objet trouve ' designers .
It's all a bit beyond me , and certainly my pocket , but perhaps this IS the future and soon EVERYONE will dress like a hobo or bag-lady .