Sunday, 30 September 2012

Raf Simons in Helmut Lang - Christian Dior Spring Summer 2013

00O00 London Menswear Blog Raf Simons Dior Spring Summer 2013 in Helmut Lang
Raf Simons at Christian Dior Spring Summer 2013 / pic:
Raf Simons presented his first ready to wear collection for Christian Dior today during Paris Fashion Week. It was an eagerly anticipated show, with Hedi Slimane's YSL debut coming up tomorrow it was like the spar of the titans. Besides the clothes on the runway, what the designer wears when taking his bow is pretty symbolic too. Raf Simons wore a denim jacket with three painted red stripes when he ran across the runway to accept his accolades. Twitter was abuzz with questions: where was the jacket from, what was he trying to say?

Some were quick to point out that the denim jacket was from Helmut Lang, released in 1996, the year when Raf Simons started his menswear label. Signalling new beginnings? I am still full of regrets, that I do not have any original Helmut Lang. I must be about 13 or 14 during his glory days, before he sold his label to Prada. I should not have hesitated to spend all my lunch money on Lang.

00O00 London Menswear Blog Raf Simons Dior Spring Summer 2013 in Helmut Lang
Helmut Lang denim jacket circa 1996 / ph: GHSTS



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  2. Raf Simons's "work" for Dior is a spit in the face to Monsieur Dior and disgrace to Fashion in general. Dior Spring/Summer 2013 collection.... I am overwhelmed with sorrow and disgust... Simons didn't just kill Dior, he raped it of all its femininity and splendor and murdered every ounce of creativity it ever had.
    How dare this mediocrity Simons make such plain minimalist smut at Dior, and then sit there blabbing about sexuality and sensuality?
    I'm utterly disgusted and appalled.

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  4. I can totally relate - I was 14 when all these designers - Helmut, Jil, Miuccia, started the minimalism craze in the 90's...and I'm still very sad when I think that I don't have any Prada or Jil Sander from that time. I do have original Helmut Lang, but from the last year of his brand with Prada. And I treasure that pair of jeans. Time to hit ebay?

    1. too overpriced on ebay. start with future classics now, ie buy Raf now!


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