I worked with two great retailers to find my wedding gear: RTH in LA and Ralph Lauren in New York. Two different shops, two great experiences. Both centered around customer service. There is still a great social experience to be had shopping in a brick and mortar store where service and knowledge about product are paramount. Granted the price point at both stores is high, but price shouldn't be the determining factor in the level of service. Knowledge and passion of the goods you are selling goes a long way, no matter what you sell. Big thanks to Rene and his staff at RTH and Robert and Mr. Pino (a classic) at Ralph Lauren.
Learned about this from one of Kanye's dust ups. The one about a new hire on his apparel design team who presented the base layer concept as his/her own.
Anyway, the creator of the image is on Givenchy's team and this dude is on some shit that wouldn't find its way to my mood board which is why I find it so compelling.
Check this mechanized horror punk rock vibe
A 'retrospective' whatever that means in his world. The latest example of Rick Owens creating something and putting it somewhere bucking conformity throughout. To put a finer point on it, his manifesto of sorts: to “lay a black glittering turd on the white landscape of conformity.”
He literally did just that, complete with his own hair which he has been collecting for years.
You do you, Rick.
One thing you know leads to other things you don't.
For the New York Times by Hettie Judah. Photos below by Alessandro Grassani for NYT
I WATCHED THIS THE OTHER NIGHT AND SCREEN GRABBED AS I WATCHED.
I FOCUSED ON THE JOURNEY FROM THE 90'S TO NOW.
SO MANY INFLUENTIAL STYLE MOMENTS EXPRESSED BY THESE ARTISTS.
THE FASHION INDUSTRY PIVOTED ON THESE MOVES SO MANY TIMES.
THE INTERSECTION OF FASHION AND MUSIC WAS MY PRIMARY INTEREST IN THAT WORLD.
FASHION IS SO UP IT'S OWN ASS ON ITS OWN. SEEING FASHION ON MUSICIANS SOMEHOW LEGITIMIZES AND GRIMES IT UP AT THE SAME TIME. MAKING IT A PILL THAT CAN BE SWALLOWED.
2 PHOTOS THAT ENCAPSULATE HIS REBRAND.