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11-03-2005
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So we have came to the point "what is innovative in fashion"? :-P

I think that what Rei Kawakubo did is to invent the new aesthetics, or style. It is not just the way she treats materials or cuts a jacket or trouser. It is not about new materials nor techniques alone. Those are just the "tools" to achieve some looks.

I think it is because of her antifashion, radical attitudes. And she always finds the way to express them in clothes. She doesn't just show some "cool" stuffs. She makes statements. She might use the same colour, fabrics, treatment or cut in every piece of the collection. She once used ugly bands to "deform" the clothes and rubbish as head gear. I really don't cares about rubbish coming from one's garden or desert. It is the concept, the "thought" behinds this what really counts, imo. I think I am always attracted by few words she said about the collections:-)) Few words but so many (and free) interpretations as well.

The collaboration she did with artists, graphics designers is really impressive. People who does not work in fashion could bring in fresh ideas, imo:-) I do think if one doesn't have formal training in fashion, it is possible that he/she doesn't care much about rules and constrains. And if one is good enough, it will really work. Rei Kawakubo worked as a stilist, so she knows fashion enough, tho:-)

And in addition, she does have huge influences on people. That's important, because by that way she changes fashion a bit:-)

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i think nqth struck a very important point - that rei used to work as a stylist, as well as not having gone thru formal fashion training and hence no burden. that's precisely why she can break so many so-called 'rules' because those 'rules' simply didn't apply to her!! she is constantly working 'outside' the box and therefore doesn't, and haven't been, affected by the industry's shackles and trends...

re: the collaborator bit - innovation and design in this time of global economy depends very much on TEAM. and i think that's what rei kawakubo is most successful at - the ability to build up such a strong team that consistently 'invent' within the realm of her larger vision... although i'm not too thrilled with her summer 2005 collection... what's up with the pink panther stuff??? as well as her thing with fred perry???

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Does anyone know anything about a company called SUNDAY? They're sold in Japan and Europe cause my friend bought them there. Really cool designs. I hear the new thing are all hand sewn and very limited of each item. Like one of a kind . If you love Paul I think you will love Sunday.

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Paul Harnden umbrella on sale for $410.



http://www.yoox.com/item/PAUL+HARNDE...UMBRELLAS.html

Why?

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Well it does look like a very nice, handmade umbrella.

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Paul Harnden umbrella on sale for $410.
Just imagine what an *** you'd feel after leaving that one behind on the bus.

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Just imagine what an *** you'd feel after leaving that one behind on the bus.

What about feeling like an *** after buying it in the first place?

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I'd give you karma for that post, but it won't let me.

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I'd give you karma for that post, but it won't let me.
I appreciate the thought

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anyone have more images of paul harnden's spring/summer 2005 mens stuff?

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