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RAF SIMONS

Alamo Crewneck
AW2005 "History of My World"

$2200
 

DESCRIPTION

Contrary to the title of the collection, “History of My World,” Raf looked towards the future, rather than the past. The garments presented in the show embraced a new vocabulary and shape, some showing military and uniform connotations. This season in particular, Raf demonstrated his ability to portray his stories through his clothing by exhibiting an arsenal of graphics, patches, and motifs. The Alamo sweater displays references of Joy Division’s initial tour dates, haunted locations such as Camp Chase, Columbus Ohio, Crystal Lake, and an evocative piece of imagery as the center-piece.

CONDITION

Good condition. Please see photos for full evaluation.

SIZE / MEASUREMENTS

Size 46
Pit to Pit: 24 Inches
Length: 27.5 Inches
Sleeve Length: 28.5 Inches

COVERAGE

He called his show History of My World, but Raf Simons refused to revisit the past with his latest collection. To be more precise, he looked back only as far as last season's epochal offering, which was clearly the jumping-off point for Raf's new century (remember, it's always Year 4 before a decade really kicks into gear). For fall, then, Simons expanded on his poignant, futuristic vocabulary, which embraces a radical new shape. The presentation itself was overlong and repetitive, but it made its point with a baggy-trousered, cropped-jacket silhouette that focused attention on a loose, gathered waistline. Under some of those paper-bag waists, a wide leather corset belt made the point still further, as did a cropped puffer-trench-coat hybrid and a gun- metal double-breasted jacket that looked like a sawed-off trench. A lot of the clothes had military or uniform connotations, with one outfit combining black trousers, black shirt, and black tie. Yes, these rang a little sinister. But,










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