Raf Simons FW05 “History of My World” All Shadows Hoodie. Despite the runway being absent of the highly sought after graphics for this season, Simons looked to revisit his personal milestones in his past for the two part FW2005 collection. Raf’s display to his connection to music is undoubtedly the primer to his most compelling garments. FW05 was one of the last displays of such meaning, departing from such endeavors and focusing more so on modernist, sleek cuts inspired by euro subcultures. Graphics throughout this season were labeled with cryptic lyrics from The Cure, graphics inspired by the 1982 film “Poltergeist”, and even a few references to experimental musician John Cage. The hoodies, tees and sweaters were massive and overwhelming, patched with what looks like a collage of Raf’s personal visual displays, with the help of peter de potter, of his inspirations and nostalgia.
Just like the old days
Caressing an old man
And painting a lifeless face
Just a piece of new meat in a clean room
The soldiers close in under a yellow moon
All shadows and deliverance
Under a black flag
A hundred years of blood
8/10 condition. Size 46, fits massive.
Number (N)ine FW09 Layered Silk Floral Jacquard Light Jacket. FW09 was the magnus opus for Takahiro Miyashita as he exited N(N) -- what his fans thought was his permanent departure from his creative aspirations. The collection featured 18th and 19th century influences with intricate tailoring and masterful craftsmanship. One of the more costly collections, Miyashita's FW09 creations featured layered pattern silk for lining, embossed floral designs and velvet appliques. This is the most detailed version of the jacket featuring an embossed floral design throughout the silk outer with the silk floral lining extending from the edges of the jacket.
Continuing the interview with Takahiro Miyashita, the focus shifts towards the stylist of Number (N)ine: Hirishi Noguchi. Long term N(N) stylist chimed in on Miyashita's outlook with the brand stating that "Miyashita wasn't partial to the brand since 2007". This occurred after his 2006 "Axl Rose" collection which Miyashita debuted as a "joke", but the audience's reaction was too stern for the designer, leaving him disappointed. He was expecting Miyashita to step down from Number (N)ine since fall of last year so it didn't come to a surprise when the announcement came 08 of January. Noguchi then knew that the following collections were purely out of the designer's creative aspirations with little interest in monetary return. The interview closed with Noguchi stating that he sat back, understood the path that Miyashita was taking and simply "watched him run".
New with tags. Has the maxfield tag still attached for "$3800". Size 0 fits xs.