In the first pictures the jackets look pretty cool and original. I can see the guys beeing able to wear them all the time, since they are both elegant and sporty. Perfect for jeans, perfect for more business casual outfits!!
I love your work. Its just so…there in the moment. Your probably wondering how I ran across your blog, but I thank Intel and their visual life project that their advertising on youtube that I found you. You happened to be on the spotlight and I clicked your video and that really was an eye opener. In all honesty, I would be honored to be taught photography from someone with such a outlook on the world and the internet.
Last summer on the 2 train I asked a young guy why he wore his pants so low that I could see his underwear (I asked several guys on trains about this over the course of the summer). His answer was that it was just a trend he was following. We talked a little about trends before he got off the train.
I was wearing jeans that had shrunk up just above the ankles. And while that had been a complete accident, I told him that I was bringing floods back and to prepare to see them by next year.
I love the fair isle prints on the guys. It's such a fresh yet retro look. I'd love to see it move off the runway into real life…something I could see happening in New York City but probably not Chicago. But a fashionable girl can dream!
WOW, I love these designs, esp. the faire isle cardigans & sweater jackets – they hark back to the American heritage & tradition…something that I try to hang onto otherwise, I fear we will lose touch with our identity in this fast changing world…rather than spending so much time on our facebooks, twitters, blackberrys, when was the last time you remember sitting down to write a letter to someone you love? When was the last time you wrote in your own personal journal, for no one else to read but for your eyes only so that your memories and thoughts are your own, not to be shared with hundreds of others? When was the last time you called someone on the phone to have a truly meaningful and thoughtful conversation? I long for those days…and yet I know we cannot live without all the technology available at demand and instantaneous…
I'm not enough of a fashionista to be able to say much of anything about most "runway wear" but when I see faux workwear fashions they generally seem pretty lame to me. I guess the traditionality and almost unconscious design of most workwear doesn't mix well with the hyper consciousness and "novelty-is-everything" of most runway wear.Stuff that isn't worn in real time by real people….
Sweater blazers? Awesome. I'm not crazy about the slightly-too-short sleeves combined with the short pants. I love the short pants – the brown shoes deserve them – but the sleeves just look off to me and would be even more wrong on a bike (or most anything involving movement).
I have nothing complimentary to say about the clothes.
1. My wife has a cardigan version (c. 1980s) of the top photo's jacket.
2. The jeans in the bottom photo are styling rip-offs of Carhartt, Walls and OshKosh.
3. None of the models look happy or proud to be in these duds. If the people paid to present the clothes do not look happy about it, you know they think that these are marketplace-losers.
4. Whoever styled the head of the mustached man should lose their barber/beautician license. Not only does the style detract from the model's face, but it also detracts from the clothing presented.
5. The Fair Isle patterning across the jackets does not work for me. The closest to successful is the one in the second photo. It may have been better if there would not have been the repetition of the white diamond/red background patch at the bottom of the jacket. After that, if the fourth one would have lost the velvet patch pockets and kept besom/flap pockets, that might have worked.
6. In photo 4 and photo 8 – this was Paris, not Brisbane. Nice shoes.
For Photo's 1-4 It's like someone reached into my head and pulled out a perfect outfits. I would sell my sister down the Nile for that Shawl red Blazer and suede Sandwich pointers. http://twitter.com/#!/TheAtaraxian
Photo's, as always, are impeccable. As far as design, I love the idea!! The coats are particularly great. But the blazers??? Each one has details that seem off Arm length, shoulder placement, front pockets. …maybe that was the point??
I don't see why this is so good. The patterns, apart from the first, look cheap and the colours are boring. All the other pieces have boring colours as well and some of the outfits are just plain ugly. The lumberjack coat has a hideous colourscheme and the jeans in the last picture look like 5 dollar skaterjeans. I mean, I know Junya made this, but that doesn't make it good. The only thing I really liked was the third guys hair.
Oh no, more endorsement of the boat shoe. I get a fright every time I see them on a hipster. Some things can become cool, but surely not the boat shoe. I like the concept of the fair isle sweater as a blazer but not the reality! too contrived for me.
Terrible sweaters/jackets(???) 5th photo – clinically depressed about the show! 6th -OK; 7th – Elmer Fudd chasing the wascally rabbit; 8th – Where's the fire? 9th – painter's pants…very expensive painter's paints. Why we could just go to Walmart.. I love you…the show, not so much!!!
I had to keep looking at the most recent entry (the one after) in order to not throw up at the looks of these pansy-men in grannie sweaters. With the exception of the first one (gag), I could possibly to learn to like the sweater-blazer, but I can't help but to wonder what instructions those models were given other than: "look as goofy as you possibly can."
Structured sweaters just like my father used to wear way back in the day. This a very noticeable nod to the elegance that once graced the slopes of Vermont, Aspen and the dens of men everywhere in the 40's.
Super obsessed with Junya! I love to be hearing his name again….I did a blog post on him last spring, but he seemed under the radar for the last few fashion years. Thanks for giving me some photos to enjoy!
It's very smart to turn the runway into a street, and to feature typical things such as l'Equipe or parisian public benches. It brings fashion and people (or what is supposed to be a typical man…) closer. Indeed, the influence street style is striking here.
these clothes would have looked better on actual japanese guys. i'm sorry, but i just don't think caucasians can pull off japanese styles – they lack the flaire and the originality that japanese guys have when picking out and wearing clothes.
I have never said this before, but I'm not a fan of this shoot in terms of the style, not the quality of the photos. The photo with the red headed guy who buttoned the bottom button of his blazer is just embarrassing!
I love these blazers! It's very creative! I love JW shows too! To make blazers out of knit and look at those patterns in blazers! Those patterns only can keep me warm during the winter! wow! Just Amazing!!
It doesen't happen often, but sometimes new takes on old classics really work. Like this time! I love the knitted blazers, and the Brokeback Mountain/lumberjack-style along with it can never get ugly. Personally, I like the first and third picture best. The model on the third picture made me gasp! Haha. I can see this collection in all swedish fashion magazines, and definately on the streets of Stockholm…
Junya is so wearable and so bang on trend for the UK especially right now! The use of knitwear as tailoring is great and although some pieces are a little radicle you guys need to remember that these are catwalk pieces! Saying that the use of raw denim, deck shoes, chukka suede boots, carpenter jeans and penny collar gingham is so wearable for the majority now! Have you any pic's of the Dries show to put up? Ciao T.T.T.