Simon-Pierre Toussaint: Star-lined Scout-chic.

August 12, 2009
Since this week’s posting seems to be structured around some kind of lengthy confession I suppose I better divulge another tidbit. I never was a boy-scout. And, frankly, I never regretted the decision to steer clear of rope-knots and campfire-lighting until I saw Hogeschool Antwerpen-grad Simon-Pierre Toussaint‘s award-winning (the Crystallized at Hyeres award, for his use of Swarovski in the footwear) collection – “The Trees Can Hear You If You Talk To Them”. Had I known all that roughing-it and do-gooding could inspire such aesthetic ingenuity, I might have reconsidered.
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^ Note the evocative starry-sky-lining.
No matter, as Toussaint’s v. personal salute to the institution documents all the deets of any scout’s daily life (tent-print all-in-one, sleeping-bag overcoat and is imbued with such an intense nostalgia that one almost feels as if they themselves once strived for the Order of the Arrow.
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^ I know this is all beautifully boyhood-innocence-themed but is anyone else seeing the phallus above? No? Just me? Too much Freud…

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^ Yes, before you ask, it’s actually wood. Reminds me of this year’s grad Julia Kim. Time for a forestry-themed ModeMuseum exhibition…?

^ Having a natter with Diane of ASVOF.

Images by Christopher Moore from Catwalking
  • LJ August 13, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    the red suit and the wooden effect transformers suit are win win wins!xx-LJ from SOS!

  • The Portmanteau August 13, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    I was a boy scout even though I'm a girl. Lx.

  • Last Style of Defense August 14, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    i adore this…maybe because i was a boy scout : )but totally visionary and fresh