Honestly, we should probably start one of these again. Even if its just for inspiration, admiration to tips how to get your hands on pieces you like. Would be nice if we could create an OP with all sorts of useful links.
This could be the start of something great. The first non shit general on this board.
>High Fashion RTW browser
>well known High Fashion stockists
I will just start dumping a few pictures from some of my favorite shows from recent years.
Sorry, I dont cater to illiterates who cant even operate something as simple as 4chan. Performing a reverse image search is going to be faster than copy pasting what I wrote.
However, I will mention the collection from now on so they are easier to compare.
Paul Smith SS 15
And that is Paul Smith FW15
This one Issey Miyake FW15. The belt ruins the fit for me, though. Looks like hes strapped in on a plane.
Outfit is a bit passive, but the coat more than makes up for it. Borderline impossible to pull off and probably too gaudy for most people. Still a nice piece, though.
wow, not a good start
It's not about how easy it is to reverse image search
the point is to be informative in sharing what interests you
super easy to do
post the collection
post what you like about it
this approach fosters discussion rather than shutting it down a la 'just google it'
I got what you meant. However, I believe that mentioning the collection will rather cloud ones judgement. Fashion also is about brand bias. Thats why we keep buying things from designers we know. We trust them, we think of them in a positive manner. To judge an outfit you dont need to know who made it. In fact, I honestly think that knowing the designer will be counter productive.
I wish /fa/ had spoilers so I could at least hide the label.
Incredibly simple, yet interesting chest piece. Reminds me a bit of tunic. Works really well with the petrol pants, a completely underused color in my opinion. I also think that this is a perfect outfit to show what high fashion is actually about. The difference a single piece can make is shown pretty well. You dont need half a dozen layers. Simplicity can be key.
Anyone have better shots of pic related collection?
I updated the Pastebin with a Sales Guide. It often seems that people do not engage in high fashion because they think that the clothes are too expensive. I agree, most brands are completely overpriced for what they are. But its way easier to justify the purchase if you get a piece for 30% off (partially even more). Also remember: everybody started somewhere. Youre not supposed to but entire outfits. Single pieces are totally fine and also more logical. There will hardly be a cat walk fit that youre fully convinced with, something will always be off.
I am open for constructive criticism regarding the Pastebin. So if you want me to add something, elaborate on certain topics etc. just say so or create something yourself so I can add it (or create an individual Pastebin if its a completely different topic). I want people to be more interested in the topic so I am fine with investing some work. I need a same space from all the CP sneakers and high school dropouts in the WAYWT threads.
As for the fit: Impeccable yet simple combination of pants and shirts. Especially the subtle pattern on the trousers. I personally think that the jacket is a bit too bright but that might simply be the calibration of my screen. The shoes look goddamn ridiculous, though. Again Paul Smith SS16.
Oh, regarding women clothing: it would be cool if a female specimen could create a list of stockist because I dont have the slightest clue who has female RTW catwalk collections sales.
Lemaire F/W 2015
Clean and utilitarian are the first words that come to mind when I look at his work.
Shaun Samson AW13
Loving the colours and oversized fits
Am i right to assume that oversized fitting clothes are the next thing in streetwear, or is that a Japan only thing?
>oversized clothes are the next thing
it isn't already?
Alexander mcqueen on the runway for cdg aw 1997
Does anyone have a higher resolution of this image? This is the biggest I can find.
What do you mean? Usually something that is functional has the lowest amount of decorations and frills that would make it gaudy which usually pervades most clothing. That is the reason why something utilitarian would be clean as it does not use a extra fabric or have other unnecessary things.
literally the cancer of this board
Can gosha rubchiskiy be considered high fashion?
What do you guys think of the heavy communist inspiration in his ss16 collection?
it's pretty interesting. Was he trying to go for a more retro-chic vibe? like 1980-1990's Russia. I don't like most of the collection personally but i like the concept he went with.
where do you guys get majority of this information on shows/lookbooks or whatever? Are you subscribed to magazines or are there websites in particular that you follow for high fashion?
What do you mean? Most of the shows are hosted around the same time due to international fashion weeks (Paris, Milan, London, NY, Tokyo). Past that you simply do you own research. Browse through collections and catwalk shows etc. Most of the time you will know whether or not you like a designers work after clicking through 2-3 of his shows.
it's supposed to represent the Soviet Russian flag because the theme is heavily inspired by Communism. Are you really this autistic or do you just judge something right away with your useless opinions
drop the air of intellectual righteousness, I recognize mcqueen, particularly given the line
>Alexander mcqueen on the runway for cdg aw 1997
but in that fit/form he does look like a middle aged man in a flyover state resigned to not go outside or care about his appearance that day
Even though it's kinda old, it's still really striking.
Let's be honest. Draping clothes can be beautiful, but not really striking. Isn't the whole point of drape to hide oneself from other people's judgement as said by Yohji? If it was striking, it would then be noticed which goes against the reason why it was done in the first place. I believe that her hair and skin make the outfit all go together.
entirely non-antagonistically, genuine interest, do you believe that matters?
I was mostly joking, but I think his presence is a real detriment to the show, given that he's undercutting cdg stylistic baselines in all sorts of ways
he's not a good model for the clothes, at best it's a celebrity recognition moment for someone (which in my mind is not needed/desirable on a runway)
You should look at some of those cdg shows then, Mcqueen doesn't even stand out from the rest of the models unless you know who he is.
Lots of them are fat, bald and whatever else.
They had this baller for ss98
ah, apologies, I thought I had a conception of cdg's tenets (or had a conception that there was such an objective thing) from looking at recent years' rtw, but hadn't looked up anything besides that and now realize my presumptuousness
thanks for this, it's quite interesting
don't forget this
I'm a noob when it comes to fashion, I'm rarely browsing but Isn't this jackets waist a bit too robust for this guy? I think it would look a lot better if it kept the straight look but slimmer .. thoughts guys am I just retarded? Is there something I'm missing?
yeah this is high fashion things arent supposed to make sense part of the whole thing is too see how retarded you can look while wearing fabric. Sometimes its not even clothes. Its just bed sheets people wrap around themselves.
But i digress.. I think high fashion is more of about art than it is fashion.
You're right, but out of the context of a runway it would be hella boring if there were 20+ perfectly cut jackets and nothing else you know?
Also some people don't want their jackets cut perfectly so there's that too
There isnt much of a point in wearing perfectly cut jackets because it isnt your goal to emulate a close cut fit. You have to distance yourself from believing that a suit has only one way it can be cut. When you read 'advice' regarding how suits should be cut, then that often refers to a formal way of wearing it. Business attire and so on.
The only things that actually matter are shoulders and neck. Apart from that you are free to do whatever the fuck you want. Sleeves for example arent as cut and dry as people want you to believe either. You might not even want your shirt to show in a more casual outfit, so the sleeves should be a tad longer. As soon as you distance yourself from formal wear you will realize that a blazer/suit can look whatever the hell you want it to look like.
Most people limit themselves too much, probably because they want a high fashion suit that they can also wear for formal occasions (due to lacking funds). If thats your goal then you obviously lack options. However, thats not what high fashion blazers and suits are about.
You missed the important part. The guy who wrote it literally says that everyone starts somewhere. You dont start with a wardrobe filled with pieces. You buy one piece at a time and at some point you will have an entire wardrobe. For some it takes 5 years, for others less.
Loro Piana is as far from high fashion as it gets. So I dont really see why it should be worth discussing in this thread. You want to talk about conservative basics then please do so somewhere else.
>These clothes are so ugly
b) what exactly are you talking about? Most of the posted outfits use a lot of conservative pieces. Do you unironically claim that blazers, bombers etc look ugly?
>so are the models presenting them
>What is the appeal
Apparently its people disagreeing that the pieces are ugly. A lot of the outfits, sure. But thats not the point of catwalk editions.
I heard quite a few good things about the quality of the leather and the very reliable goodyear welt construction. Usually from people who have owned the shoes for a while though, so I dont know if the quality is still on the same level.
My biggest problem would be the leather sole. I personally believe that leather soles are completely pointless for anything that isnt a formal oxford. Casual shoes are worn so often (and usually outside of offices) that it forces you to replace them way too often for my taste.
>My biggest problem would be the leather sole
Actually, I am retarded. Apparently most of their shoes have rubber soles now which sure as hell is a step forward.
>and the very reliable goodyear welt construction
I thought most of them are rapid/blake, you sure about this? Not that I mind either way really, they both work for me.
>My biggest problem would be the leather sole.
True, though lot of their models have leather sole with rubber parts in the middle, I think it's actually fairly nice detail because I like the look of leather soles but rubber is just way more useful.
>I thought most of them are rapid/blake, you sure about this?
From what I heard a lot of them are goodyear. I also went through a bunch of shops just now and the outside stitching implies goodyear welt. Unless they sell shoes for 450euros+ with faux stitching, which I kinda doubt.
This is Blake:
And this Goodyear.
Of course it would be easier to judge if you actually had a pair of shoes at hand.
Then again, you might be right. On MrPorter 90% of the shoes look like Goodyear while on Luisaviaroma almost all of them are Blake.
>while on Luisaviaroma almost all of them are Blake.
Actually no, I am fucking high. They are just shot from a terrible angle with atrocious lightning. They are goodyear as well, you just hardly see the stitching.
I meant this actually
It's kinda like blake stitch except consider better due to being more durable, easier to replace and more waterproof.
I read somewhere that's what they use but I'm not entirely sure. Thanks for the info tho, might cop them.
Whats the consensus of Issey Miyake, specifically the "pleats please" line? IMO looks sick but don't know too much about it (or Issey for that matter)
Give it abt 2-3 years and you'll find qasas on adidas mainlines going by how they're "incorporating" a lot of y-3 silhouettes/concepts
They're basically the same company at this point but you get the idea. I kinda laugh a little the last time i went to a y-3 boutique in HK and the salesperson heavily emphasised German designs. Are apparel made in the same place as the footwear for y-3? I remember some dope bombers but can't recall details on where its manufactured
He's a Japanese designer who influenced a lot of people. His clothing usually uses a lot of pleats which he re-invented and perfected so they stay indefinitely. Really interesting collections and exhibits, you should really look up his work. I have never heard about any issues with the quality of his garments, but I'm pretty sure it's not a problem. Opening Ceremony has one of his lines so you can look that up to see what the brand is doing now. Look at his latest runway collection, also.