I've posted about quite a few events recently so it's probably time to get back to the fashion matter at hand. Well, sort of, since this is actually the outfit I wore to my birthday party, but drinking and the damned/blessèd central heating meant that most of the outfit was left hanging on the back of my chair for the night.
I had been absolutely determined to wear this jacket I got as my birthday present from my parents at the Antwerp Raf Simons archive sale (the real reason I themed my party modernism/modernity/futurism). It's from the SS 2000 collection (just before he put his company on a short hiatus), and is the second piece of true Raf I've managed to get my hands on; the other is a SS 2005 lightning bolt t-shirt that I'll get around to blogging sometime or another. The blazer fabric is a mottled blue and black which shines electrically in the daylight but looks dark and sleek when inside. I've been looking for a single-button jacket for a while, but the pointed lapels and the fact that it's not another black jacket were what really sold it to me. It was the only one of its kind on the rail and it fitted me like a glove - the deal-sealer. I know I'll get a lot of use out of this.
And what could be more appropriate to wear with old-school Raf mainline than current-season Jil Sander as designed by Raf? Seemed like the perfect combination of modern minimalism and futuristic vision for my theme. The ridiculous colour clash was just an added bonus.
Wearing: jacket by Raf Simons, t-shirt by COS, PVC and python harness by Jil Sander, trousers by Topman and brogues by Dr Martens.
The total geek that I am, the first thing I did on returning from Antwerp was to scour the internet in search of runway photos for the archive items I'd managed to find. Alexxsia tells me Charlie spent many an hour playing the same game. Of course I know which collection it was from - Raf always marks this inside his garments - and I did manage to hunt down these grainy images of the SS 2000 show (LOL at the haircuts, *swoon* at the padded bomber jackets) but, alas!, my jacket was not to be found. It could be that it was only produced for the commercial collection, although since many of the runway images appear to be missing - some seasons only have four or five pictures - I guess it could just be lost to the sands of time. I had better success with a jacket from Ann D to be posted shortly.
And so a toast: to finding myself many, many more pieces of Raf's highly addictive collections, and to Raf himself in his new role at Dior!