Verging on naff, Raf.

January 14, 2009
I’m aware designers do have to garner some funds to actually sustain themselves but resorting to a collaboration with an irritatingly conversative brand, the result of which appears forced and entirely dissimilar to the designer’s own unique aesthetic, is a step too far on the sell-out scale. For SS09, Simons showed severed tuxedos and now he’s rehashing Fred Perry classics in garish colours, which have been hailed as innovative due to the subtle difference of a loose weave.
He already has Jil Sander, isn’t that enough?
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That said, I do quite like these Thom Browne-esque brilliantly blue pants.

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Images from Men’s Style and Brandish
  • Ian Brown January 15, 2009 at 5:17 am

    I don’t know if I’d say Raf is pimping himself out but all the collaborations he’s done in the past year have been just as lackluster. Those Dr Martens sandals for example.

  • Arsheen January 15, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    loving the new design!

  • The Sexy Pedestrian January 16, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Blue is really speaking to me lately, especially in menswear, so fresh.