Sorry, Raf!

1. Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2016
2. Raf Simons Fall/Winter 2005

3. Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2016
4. Raf Simons Fall/Winter 2003

5. Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2016
6. Raf Simons Fall/Winter 2010

7. Raf Simons Fall/Winter 2011
8. Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2016

9. Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2016
10. Raf Simons Fall/Winter 2012
11. Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2013
12. Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2016

13. Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2016
14. Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2016

It was a good collection. It felt Balenciaga. A new Balenciaga. A new saga. Rafciaga. Balements. The attempt to create multi-dimensional clothing succeeded, partly, in terms that the progress was missing. But really, looking at the collection while erasing the fact who and what has designed it, would you still like it? Anyways, what will He do next?


Jasper said...

At least when JW Anderson does the same collection for Loewe, the clothes seem more lux and better quality. This is virtually the same as Vetements, just slap a Balenciaga label on it :/ hurray for banal clothes & queue the next designer for Balenciaga plz

Wenden said...

Come on, I really don't see what it has in common with Rafs work. There's a references from Margiela and yes - Demna worked here. For me tt feels like he's done his homework. This is a great marriage between old balenciaga couture and normal clothes really. It feels like he shows what he likes from Cristobal archive with his own language, but not in the "rebel way" I was afraid of. It feels luxurious sometimes, the embroidery on the florar pieces, the tailoring of the first looks, the coats. And also the "woman want to wear" things he talks about a lot. We have here the perfect trench, the perfect aviator jacket. It feels just right. I am surprised because I don't mind it as much as I thought I would. And those intentionally sloping heels are extraordinary. My the biggest problem with this show is a cast. Even the Oscars had more diversity compared to what we are seeing here.

Of course there is no way he would replace the Ghesquiere, but after Wang there is a hope for this house again!

LYNN and HORST said...

Agreed, Raf is about influence not garments.