If you’re going to spend money on this stuff, you may as well pick up pieces that do double duty as art.
Ann Demeulemeester x Steven Klein AW 2004 Horse Print on Silk Tunic
R13 Jeans, Hermes watch, per usual, Golden Goose boots
Balenciaga AW 2006 Floral Jacquard Jacket
Dries van Noten Platform Heels
Yohji Yamamoto SS 2004 Rings messenger bag
here’s the back—
a-closed-feeling asked: Hi, sorry to bother you, but would you ever consider posting WAYWTs today on superfuture? A number of posters have expressed admiration for your personal style, and it'd be nice to see you have some presence on the site. I'm sure your outfits would be well received.
Thanks for the kind words! I have to own up to being a bit of a Luddite — in fact, I had no idea that SuFu even had a WAYWT area.
The site looks enormous already- I can’t imagine how my presence could add much, but I’ll certainly have a looksee.
wideworldofwes asked: Where did you get that credenza (or at least I think it's a credenza) from your post on 02/07? Also, your style is incredible. Looking through your tumblr is like looking through a museum, so many great pieces. I'm a huge fan
Hey- thanks for your kind words, and what a great eye you have to noticed my beloved credenza by the French metal designer Jean Prouvé.
He was one of the earliest designers to work with bent sheet metal, much that was eventually bathed in bright paint (pre-50s). I’ve been privately wishing for his Cité lounge chair with has gorgeous leather straps for arms.
A great place to see some of his better pieces is at Wright 20th Century Auctions where you can see pieces that have passed through their auctions.
My tumblr was intended initially to be a home for my archive of mostly Japanese and Belgian designers, with the goal of expanding awareness and understanding about important designers, many who have not received their due. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the time to create a site with an interface where I could easily upload images and information about the pieces owing to a, ahem, career. I just started cataloging my pre-2003 Helmut Lang and it’s 50 pieces. My Japanese garments number in the thousands.
Ann Demeulemeester Asymmetrical Cutaway Coat SS 2007
Celine 2012 Resort Collarless Tuxedo Shirt
Ann Demeulemeester collaboration with Kara Walker AW 2007 Silhouettes Silk Balloon Skirt
McQ by McQueen Leather Pants
Dries Van Noten Platform Heels
photos #1 & #2 depict a skirt from Ann D’s AW 2007 collaboration with the brilliant artist Kara Walker. Ann Demeulemeester has collaborated with other important contemporary artists, including Steven Klein and Patti Smith. I’ll post fit pics of pieces of I own from these key collaborations later.
photo #3 is of my technophobia face, which is frequently observed these days.
HISTORY IS OUR WITNESS:
Keiko-san, uncomfortable about missing any hipster trend, finally convinced us (@deaton @thefaketas) to craft a mask a la Groucho Marx featuring a pimply adolescent’s thin, greasy moustache in combination with a pair of oversize plastic glasses frames so that with it, she could finally enter the annual Hipster-est Cat in Greenpoint Competition. (Never mind that felines with lesser brain capacities couldn’t even register the occasion in the first place and as such, she was met with few challengers. Further, it could be argued with some reason that the fact the occasion was sparsely attended was not her fault so much as it was that of her gray-matter lacking would-be contenders.)
As the above photo would suggest, she captured the title with plenty of room to spare, despite her chosen fashions being a dozen plus years behind trend. Again, it should be noted that it mattered not that from the very beginning, it was resoundingly clear there that there were to be no cat-petitors, generally due to the diabolical end logic of domestication, which led to an impotent set of overweight, evolutionary dead-ends for challengers. Even worse was the pitiless reality of biology, which had deprived these furballs a working set of thumbs with which to piece together a, nay, any competent getup. We shall overlook, too, that Keiko-san convinced her thumb-having friends to enlist the use of their handy (heh) ‘posables for an evening — Keiko’s easily suckered companions found that they had not the heart to destroy the plain ambitions of a simple (or, more accurately, not-so simple, and in fact, language-abled) cat by focusing on boorish “rules.”
Anyhow, Keiko-san had argued convincingly to them that a cat can’t be accused of being unsporting in a cat hipster dress-up competition if the competition isn’t quite a sport, right?
To what would have certainly been her profound delight, we are posthumously recording Keiko’s victory. This act of memorializing has been done for the sake of posterity and, further, so her human friends have a place to express what is inevitably an emotion that is braided with a grief that is inseparable from deep and heartfelt fondness during those moments when her absence is particularly sharp as one expects it might be when a BFF of 18 years, whose love never once wavered, is missed.
I’m posting some items of mine for sale — you can find them in my style zeitgeist thread here.
If you can’t reach me there, you can write to me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I find the internet really unintuitive, so it may take a couple of days for me to return your message, but don’t hesitate to continue bothering me!