7.04.2011

Spring 2012 Menswear Report.

I couldn't be more fond of my 2012 fellows, as they seem to have found the path of righteousness. Well, not all of them. Well, certainly not Watanabe. But we're improving, and you'll see me falling before losing trust in my men. After the Big Bad Disappointment of Womenswear Fall 2011 that left all our women to dig out furs and capes from Fall 2010,
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(no really, but if you have to, let these be Maison Martin Margiela and Rick Owens, the perfect union of mourning and belligerence)

After that I say, it's just great to get a bit of fresh air even if the time to enjoy it is limited. We're still fighting my friends, don't let amazingly beautiful looks lower your guard.
There was nothing wrong in Kris Van Assche's work this time, nothing at all. And you know I don't get to say that very often. Brilliant, just perfect. He's getting a campaign medal right there right now, and he would get epaulettes too if his oh-so-flawlessly cut high-buttoned blazer had sleeves.
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Dior Homme and Kris Van Assche ss 12, and I could go on with these forever. Haters of the Monochrome could just get scared.
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Now, I know we still have fringes among us that haven't completely got through the Skirt Perplexities; but in these times of need my men we won't be squeamish, and none here will ever discard a great look due to its progressive beliefs. A great collection is a great collection whatsoever.
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Yohji Yamamoto ss 12.
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Rick Owens ss 12. The monk look is just prodigious, but I knew that long ago.
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Valorous others:
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Comme des Garcons ss 12.
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Dries Van Noten ss 12. I really think he should do just menswear.
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Jil Sander ss 12.
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Damir Doma ss 12. And yes I fancy men's shorts apparently.
Although it would be pleasant for me to finish this with glory, some of you may argue that I never reported anything about the Big Defeat of Womenswear for Fall 2011; and none will ever be allowed to say I run away for my duties, as heartbroken as I can be. It would be unfair not to acknowledge that we have had few good warriors that managed to defend themselves with pride and honor despite our embarrassing numerical inferiority, and here they need to be remembered.
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blessed Rick Owens, Christopher Kane, Junya Watanabe (oh I loved the broad shoulders), fw 2011. All pictures via vogue.it and style.com

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