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i love the draping on this one...so simple and yet not...that's what i love...the illusion of simplicity... it takes a very talented designer to make that work...

i think this is sooooo sexy in a quiet way...the fabric just floats and swirls around the body as you walk....
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Originally posted by softgrey@Oct 5 2004, 09:36 AM
i love the draping on this one...so simple and yet not...that's what i love...the illusion of simplicity... it takes a very talented designer to make that work...
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Exactly!!! How many times have you seen someone not talented or someone trying a cheap knock-off version of the real thing - and you think, no that is NOT it, and you get that feeling of worth of a well-executed item again and again.

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faust...do you remember as four???...they tried to do this and i think it was a crashing bore...i'm telling you...i made a dress like that out of a bed sheet for a a halloween costume in college...

this is a 'real' design...much more than as four's nonsense...

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oops...dbl post

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another i like...soft and beautifully romantic...reminds me of miss havisham from great expectations...

the colour reminds me of smoke or fog...which i find really appealing...
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you mean a soft grey?

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no offence to Yojhi fans but i find this kind of fashion a bit odd and almost pretentious. i cant make any sence out of it or why anyone would find it appealing
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Some people would find this appealing because aesthetics differ and thank G-d for that.

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you mean a soft grey?
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...i guess so...

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faust...do you remember as four???...they tried to do this and i think it was a crashing bore...i'm telling you...i made a dress like that out of a bed sheet for a a halloween costume in college...

this is a 'real' design...much more than as four's nonsense...
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yep, they are juvenile...

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i love the draping on this one...so simple and yet not...that's what i love...the illusion of simplicity... it takes a very talented designer to make that work...

i think this is sooooo sexy in a quiet way...the fabric just floats and swirls around the body as you walk....
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lovely

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Yohji Yamamoto's Poetic Protection

October 05, 2004 - Paris

Nothing sums up the spring summer 2005 Yohji Yamamoto collection better than the show’s soundtrack, a combination of unaccompanied Bach sonatas.

Like the mournful, mordant and occasionally dramatic music, the collection was an exceptional solo effort, demanding great technical expertise and a determined pursuit of excellence.

Yamamoto’s fashion is an intriguing mixture of the poetic and the protective, an extended series of experiments with the odd reference to fashion nostalgia.

“I was inspired, maybe, by Madame Gres,” smiled the reserved and sibylline designer, as a dozen Japanese fashion writers circled him eagerly backstage noting down even the tiniest remarks. For the novice, Gres was famous for her draping of monochromatic asymmetrical robes.

Put simply, one third of the collection were men’s shirts extended into floor length dresses, but of such invention and sleight of hand to be strikingly beautiful. Yamamoto used micro-pleats, braided, twisted and wrapped around the torso to great effect, creating an image that was both Victorian and modern.

Yohji’s other smart move was a group of chiffon dresses in light red and faded lichen. Pulled a tiny bit askew and patched with rumpled clumps of fabric they exuded a great sense of grace. The designer paired all his looks with his latest natty signature sneakers produced by Adidas, which this season came with ribbed back heels and side panels, and toes with tiny white spots. You can just see the copiers printing out this image already this morning in various Third World plants, ripping off the designer who has married sports footwear and apparel better than any.

Some of Yamamoto’s other ideas did not jell so well; lace panels on satin pants and a bunch of bulbous woven attachments merely made the clever casting of models look lumpy.

But we will forgive the master the odd slip. We thought the cellist squawked one note too.


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In essence, what softie and I said. .

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Originally posted by mikeijames@Oct 5 2004, 08:24 AM
if i had to predict a trend based on this collection, i would say that minimalism is sneaking its way back onto the radar. but instead of that sharp, uniform of the nineties, we have this modern, luxurious, almost decadadent overabundance of fabric and detail.
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Mike i think your right. The wind is blowing in that direction for sure. I was just talking to a friend that mentioned the same thing saturday while we were out shopping, well looking anyway.

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Originally posted by Lena@Oct 5 2004, 09:32 AM
seems like i'm hardly like anything for ss05
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Me either.

Softgrey, Gucci icecube trays, you say?

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ridiculous ...no???...

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I like it.. but those wrap tops are just screaming Rick Owens.

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