Runway News

LES CREATEURS

Excerpted from www.thefashionisto.com.

Editorial: Les Créateurs
Magazine: Menswear Fall 2008
Photography: Oleg Covian
Interview: Emilie Marsh
Scans: The Fashionisto

“IF YOU ARE CONFIDENT WITH YOUR MASCULINITY, YOU CAN PLAY AROUND, WITH STREET-BOY CONFIDENCE. THIS IS THE MAN I HAVE IN MIND. HE IS THE GIVENCHY WOMAN’S BOYFRIEND–A BAD BOY WITH A GOOD SOUL.”

– RICCARDO TISCI, GIVENCHY

“I RESPECT MEN. THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY LIKE AND WHAT THEY DON’T LIKE. BUT PERHAPS THEY SHOULD EXPERIMENT MORE AND MAKE CHOICES WITH THEIR HEARTS.”

– ANN DEMEULEMEESTER

“VOLUME AND AIR WERE CENTRAL TO THIS COLLECTION. AIR GIVES CLOTHES PERSONALITY AND SOUL. MY ROLE IS NOT TO CREATE AN ECCENTRIC LOOK, BUT TO MAKE SOMETHING MEN DESIRE…TO MAKE PEOPLE DREAM.”

– LUCAS OSSENDRIJVER, LANVIN

“WE ASPIRE TO ‘DAPPER NOT DANDY.’ WE’RE INTERESTED IN A CERTAIN TWIST–BUT ONE THAT CAN BE FELT, NOT JUST SEEN.”

– DRIES VAN NOTEN

“THE WHOLE COLLECTION IS BASED ON A PHOTO I FOUND OF MICK JAGGER GOING TO A CRICKET GROUND WITH BIANCA JAGGER IN THE 1960S. THERE’S SOMETHING LOVELY ABOUT THE INNOCENCE OF A ROCK STAR ENJOYING A SPORT HE PLAYED AS A SCHOOLBOY.”

– PAUL SMITH

“THIS COLLECTION IS AN ODE TO SOPHISTICATED SIMPLICITY. MEN NEED THEIR OWN PERSONALITY. THEY SHOULD NEVER GO FOR A TOTAL LOOK–THEY NEED TO BE MORE INDIVIDIUALISTIC.”

– VERONIQUE NICHANIAN, HERMÉS

“WHEN PEOPLE THINK OF TAILORING, THEY THINK OF SOMETHING STIFF. I WANTED TO OFFER A DIFFERENT SOLUTION. WE HAVE TO GET RID OF THE PREJUDICE THAT A SUIT IS STIFF.”

– KRIS VAN ASSCHE, DIOR HOMME