SS17 Bloodluster Beaded Crystal Leather Jacket
Raf Simons FW2004-2005 Paisley Hoodie from "Waves". Iconic collection which was built around this excerpt from Spanish Philosopher Ortega Y Gasset: Life is, in itself and forever, shipwreck. To be shipwrecked is not to drown. The poor human being, feeling himself sinking into the abyss, moves his arms to keep afloat. This movement of the arms is culture—a swimming stroke. For this season Raf printed this passage on tags, sweaters, jackets and so on. This is also carefully printed along the printed paisley design for this piece. Loose hood, cotton drawstrings and loose/wide fit. Raf's fabrics tend to deteriorate and age gracefully. 7.5/10 condition. Size 52 Fits an L-XL$870
SS04 "May The Circle Be Unbroken" Sleeveless Oversized Hoodie with Cutout. For this collection, Raf Simons conveyed a spiritual ethos in conjunction with Herman Hesse's novel "Siddhartha" which Simons depicts in the under-layer graphic of this hoodie and other pieces throughout the collection. Extremely oversized hoodie with drawstrings in the front, colourfaded, "druid" oversized hoodie. Back featured two layers of fabric, an external shell with an underlayer thinner fabric featuring the print mentioned of "Siddhartha". 7.5/10 condition. Size 48 but fits very oversized.$700
FW 2010 Maison Margiela Sample Unnamed Coat that never hit production lines. Features a zipper line that starts from the bottom of the coat and ends at the wrists of the arms. 4 Pockets, including the padded and zipped chest pockets. Stylized fabric that runs along the zipper line that nearly creates a heavy mantle-like silhouette around the back and neck region. Thick poly padded inner with two inner pockets. Incredibly constructed and designed coat that sadly never made it to its final form. The zipper under the placket is actually not functional but CAN be made functional if the right hardware is installed. Instead, this coat is shut closed by one button up near the collar. Complex and deep mauve colour, easily integratabtle to darker wardrobes without being too ostentatious or loud. 9/10 condition. Size 48$965
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 Crimson 8/10 condition. Size 46, fits massive.$2,400
From the iconic SS16 (Cyclops) collection, Rick Owens refined his Moto Jacket cut with soft thick calf leather giving it a rather structured look. Like most other looks in cyclops this jacket was strongly influenced by militaristic aesthetics. The zipper is angled across the front panel of the jacket complementing the asymmetrical subtle details. Featuring many pockets and high quality zippers this jacket along with other Rick jackets is one that can withstand a lifetime. For cyclops, Rick Owens instructed his models to walk the runway sporting fur covered tubes over the head blocking their peripheral vision. Rick described the philosophy behind this with a metaphor on masculinity: "This Rick Owens spring summer 2016 men's collection is titled Cyclops a monster with a narrow focal point. I can see this in myself in my determined urge to find the straightest line from point a to point b as quickly as possible. A trait I have always assumed is mostly a masculine one. And I’m constantly trying to make sure this ambitious urge for efficiency and control doesn’t teeter over into aggression. I suspect a lot of other men wrestle with that too." Size 48. New Without Tags.
SS03 "Consumed" by Raf Simons Cut Out Hoodie. SS03 "Consumed" is Raf's quiet observation of consumerism, or to be "consumed" by consumerism -- Its effects on youth and their evenhanded interaction with such capitalistic identities and the study of how it molds adolescent identities. Featuring "New Kids,Inc" print on chest, also inked on bare top runway models. Cutouts along back, shoulder, tied together at fragile ends that allow for some interesting layering. Raw hems and extended arms. Oversized silhouette. 9/10 condition. Size 46 but can fit and S-L depending on fit$875
Dries Van Noten SS15 Rope Embroidered Reversible Bomber. SS15 featured a New Deal muralist Richard Haines collaboration, half chest vests and floral rope embroidery. Models were fitted with silk or viscose shirts tucked under the 1st rendition of the signature cummerbund sweatpants. The jacket here is possibly the finest example of Dries Van Noten's iconic reversible bombers, sported with intricate all over rope embroidery in a marigold, black, and teal colourway. Incredible amount of detail a viewer can get lost in. Reversible into a covert cotton navy side to dampen the wearer's visual presence when need be. Riri reversible zipper. 9/10 condition. Neck tag is loose. Size 48, should fit a medium. Jacket sits firmly at waist.$1,250
AW02 Virginia Creeper "Roots" Hooded Sweatshirt. One of the most iconic seasons in regards from graphic heavy Raf Simons connoisseurs. Decay and Americana were two main elements of the season which renders this hoodie quintessential in representation of both of those themes, making this a staple Virginia Creeper piece. The Acid wash treatment slowly eats away at the fabric, leaving scars on the hoodie's surface molded around the wearer. "Virginia Creeper" is labeled throughout, resembling an old American collegiate sweater or varsity logo. On the back is print of "roots" spreading out. More vibrant and rarer wine/red colourway. Raf's signature acid wash treatment is unique to each item. Some distressing is from use while others simply were sold with heavily distributed distressing. Size 48, fits a slim M, slightly shrunk from the oversized fit.$955
Raf Simons FW96(?) "Pop Army" Sweater. Possibly on of the first graphics Raf has ever designed, features 3 patches on left arm with a strong possibility influencing the recent SS16 collection 20 years later. FW96 campaign established a foundation for Raf's classic and sartorial vibe up to the 2000's. This is also the season which the signature "R" turtleneck was born. The video for the campaign consisted of rich adolescents hanging out playing Donkey Kong and smoking an unfathomable amount of cigarettes after their parents' party. A start for Raf Simons capturing the angst and turmoil surrounding adolescents or the "Fourth Sex". 9/10 condition. Size 46, fits an xs-s.
Undercover SS06 Camo Bomber. SS06 is one of Undercover’s most beloved collections by collectors which featured 5 completely fabricated German progressive rock bands with their own records, graphics, back stage passes, concert wristbands, lyrics and ethos. Pieces from this collection were stitched up from band tees with patches and embroideries from said made-up bands. Zamiang title printed on back, undercover records printed on arm, "Crouh" album printed on front, Klaus graphic printed on shoulder. Bomber is rather loose and oversized at shoulder and arms, making it a great final layer centerpiece. 8.5/10 condition, distressing is part of design. Size 2 fits M-L$625
Raf Simons AW03 "Closer" Puffer Down Moto Jacket in a dark navy. Simons's "Closer" touches base with his roots to music, especially with Joy Division and New Order, with Raf's Peter Saville admiration spearheading the entire collection. Taken from the Mode Museum in Antwerp: "This season, Raf Simons was granted full access to the archives of Peter Saville. Raf Simons made a personal selection of Saville-designed works (some of them previously unseen) to integrate them into his collection. As a long-time admirer of Peter Saville, Raf Simons considers this a great honour, and therefore dedicates his collection to the man who put an unique spin on music culture. The collection itself focuses on traditional styles and fabrics, augmented by a mod influence. Linked to the aesthetics of Peter Saville, there are also touches of early Russian Constructivism, Bauhaus and vintage British looks. At the same time, the collection reflects on the process of growing up and (re)considering adulthood, citing references to childhood dress codes, formal business looks and ghetto rebellion." Cleanly executed crossover of a puffer jacket and moto jacket, which nods to two different functions and styles from two worlds and tailors them harmoniously together. Puffer jacket is structured as a moto jacket and sought to be fitted close to the chest. Multiple functional zip pockets. Snap button down lapels. Round and wide silhouette. Adjustable waist buckles. Arm pocket. High waisted. 8/10 condition. Right pocket is blown out and needs repair. Size 54, extremely rare size. Fits an XL-XXL.$1,200
Raf Simons AW04 "Waves" Paisley Yin/Yang Crewneck Pullover. The Ying/Yang design was used throughout the collection as a possibly reference to a euro-techno recording label and a nudge to the "Waves" ethos which is summed up beautifully here: "The collection for explores the idea of conscious confinement and wilful enclosure. Again starting with the concept of an imaginary community outside of regulated society, the whole of the collection evokes the feeling of enlightenment and personal enrichment one can find in extreme but self-chosen isolation. The collection references at random various drop-out cultures that are conceived as likeminded tribes but when examined closely, are in fact gatherings of individuals seeking self-fulfilment through lonely practice. Wave cultures, cultures of rave waves and ocean waves. Eyes closed, alone with music, living only inside music, happily disappearing into the vortex of sounds and emotions. Arms wide open, alone with nature, taking to the sea, drifting away from the shore, fully realising the only options are drowning or surviving." Size 46, fits oversized. Can accommodate an S-L.$582