Autumn/winter 2013 is shoddy and shabby to the point of striking and stunning – and that’s something the Virgin Blak Store caters to 100 per cent!
When even chronically uptight labels such as Céline – the designer of choice for women who prefer their knickers not only ironed, but starched to papery perfection – are showing raw edges and raggedy shrugged-off styles, you know there’s something in the air. And when women start wearing men’s clothing something is definitely stirring out there. Women wearing menswear is nothing new but not since Marlene Dietrich was threatened with arrest for sporting trousers on Paris streets in the 1930s has it been brought to the forefront of the fashion world.
“Grunge” and “punk” are two tags that the fashion is milking to describe the movement towards something more beaten-up, less pristine. The latter coincided with this summer’s Chaos to Couture exhibition at the Met, while the former was underlined by Hedi Slimane’s deliberately contentious ode to Kurt and Courtney at Saint Laurent. But could you really dub Haider Ackermann’s distressed layers of tweed and boiled wool, punk? Or call Saskia de Brauw’s shrugged-off great-coat at Prada, grunge? Thought not. It’s more about details, hacked-off hems on unexpected fabrics such as silk satin or jacquard, and that’s what we specialise in here at Virgin Blak. Céline even reworked the checked laundry bag into an intricate jacquard already generating customer waiting lists endless copyists.
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