Archive for April, 2009

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Beguiling Blackguards

April 28, 2009

Recently, alt men’s fashion has become ensorceled in the rainy day shades of Rick Owens, Junya Watanabe, Ann Demeulemeester, and the like. The age of the cargo pant and polo shirt are over. An army is emerging from the shadows, and they have taste……..

 One such soldier of fortune is The Viridi-Anne, the Japanese -born label created by Tomoaki Okaniwa. 

If there’s one thing the world needs, it’s fashion forward zombie hunters. 

 

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Ties That Bind

April 27, 2009

Dishing out praise to Vivienne Westwood is completely redundant, as everyone on earth is already completely aware of how prodigious she is. Usually, when shuffling through images of her work, I am instilled with a silent admiration. Each piece is a work of art all on its own. But when I came upon these shoes,I knew I had to share them with you. 

They shriek of of ancient discomfort caused by leather medical exoskeletons. 

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They Call It “Gothninja”

April 14, 2009

A term spawned by necessity on the superfuture style boards, then co-opted by 4chan’s /fa/shion board, “gothninja” addresses the current runway trend for draped, layered, top-heavy, grey and black urban battledress.


Unknown, possibly Rick Owens.

“Goth”, for the monochrome palette, overall gloom, Victorian and Edwardian inspiration,tattered edges, and super-tight, bordering-on-fetishistic fits.  “Ninja”, for the obscured face, seaweed-like sweeps, and sense of sneakening.

The primary designers are Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, and Ann Demuelemeester, the latter unpronounceable lady I just want to murder in her spooky bed for giving birth to these boots:

As it is not financially feasible to have these boots AND a college education, I suggest you youngins sit down for a good hard think about where your priorities lie.

Like asphalt Bedouins, the gothninja tribe wraps, drapes, and jangles. The look is prohibitive: only the extremely svelte (or starved) can really pull it off.  The silhouette is stick legs and swooping shoulders, making this one of the very few nearly-non-unisex fashion statements. Lookbook superstar Biz C. pulls off some gothninja garb with applomb, but the lady is far from voluptuous.

Luckily (I guess), the signature drop-crotch harem pants sported by so many gothninja have appeared in outlets as accessible as H&M, where hipster scum are already pairing them with Wayfarers for the ultimate in street-level purgative effect.  Just the other day I saw a group of them standing in a circle, affecting disaffection while playing some sort of hackysack/lacrosse mashup, cradling the ‘sack in their sagging trousers while rolling their eyes.  I had to have a lie down.

This cunt remains ambivalent about the ol’ drop-crotch, but the rest of gothninja speaks to me on a spiritual, sexual level.  I find myself wearing too many scarves, cinching here and draping there, and generally refusing to give it a rest. I am told regularly that I “look like a crazy person” and I just cannot bring myself to care.

And it’s not all black holes and revelations; a few rebel cels have splintered off to form new flocks.


Cloudninja. (Rick Owens Fall ’09)


And of course, Steamninja. (Ann Demeulemeester Fall/Winter 09, image from Fashion Flux)

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Please Leave Your Message After The Beep……..

April 1, 2009

SC is currently on hiatus as I am currently re-evaluating the format of the blog, its look, and a few other kinks. We will be back in full swing soon, so fear not.

You’ll just have to dress yourselves for a few days. 

But please take this opportunity to leave feedback about the site. What sort of posts do you enjoy reading? What could you do without? Any input is appreciated. 

Hopefully, we shall return a fitter, happier, more productive Stylecunt. 

-SC overlord