Monday, November 1, 2010


I've been on quite the vintage Raf trip today.

In part caused by stumbling upon an impressive collection of Raf Simons archive pieces for sale at LN-CC (i'll take the Manics Camo Jacket from FW01, thank you very much) , and partly due to procrastinating doing designs for my Winter range.

Raf's SS02 collection, as well as a lot of his other early work, is inspired genius. Entitled 'Woe Onto Those Who Spit On The Fear Generation...The Wind Will Blow It Back', it's a call to arms, an anarchist manifesto of sorts. The colour palette is exclusively white, red and black, with each model's face obscured by cloths resembling arab kaffiyehs - a pretty bold statement in a post 9/11 world.

There's a great, comprehensive, season by season summary of Raf's impressive 15 year career at Hapsical, check it out. I wonder if there's much left that's worth saying with menswear.


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