One Via Zero

One Via Zero

I happen to be one of those geeks that appreciates lengthy introductory talks to the localised fashion industry in cities outside of the main four fashion capitals.  For Fashion Week in Berns, during one of said talks, it was emphasised that denim was a Stockholm staple and primarily galvanised the fashion industry in the 90s-00s… Acne in particular now holds the key to a stable 'cool' fortress that in more ways than one really props up Stockholm Fashion Week.  

So I look to Ksubi's 10th Anniversary show, which is closing RAFW in Sydney with a heft load of curiosity.  Not least because just three months ago, Ksubi was placed into voluntary administration in order to restructure the company and it seems now, with a mahussive returning show, a ten year rebirth point for the label is upon us.  I've always been attracted not necessarily to the denim in the denim labels but definitely in the "universe" that some of them curate for themselves (Ksubi's irreverance, Acne's design tract, Current Elliot's recent collab with Marni).  Therefore, I've got my eyes glued towards everything that is a-go-go for a show that will perhaps be the turning point in Ksubi's future… the ever-influential Brana Wolf is on board guiding the design team and styling the show, Kannon Rajah (Miu Miu, Fendi, Victoria's Secret…) will be doing the casting and Ksubi will be forcing themselves to show seasonally as opposed to "whenever they feel like it".  

I peeked at some of the slight changes that perhaps Ms.Wolf has been instigating at Ksubi HQ with this 1002 collection (as in Feb 2010) aptly named "Successful Business" and whilst denim is still the stronghold, more of a fine-tuned aesthetic is being turned out in the accompanying components… 

I'm still eager to see the 'more' from Ksubi, the apparel that compliments the denim that makes my head turn in the same way that Acne's non-denim pieces do.  I'm predicting that this 'more' is coming now financial woes and all the shake-up is behind them… let's hope it doesn't involve rats or dead birds come Friday… projectile vomiting onto a runway is NOT something anybody needs to see unless you're into gut analysis… 

Ksubi

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  1. Frances Segsmundo

    2010-05-02 at 2:26 PM

    wow i love the studded jacket! in fact i love everything on here!!!!
    http://bubbbbbbaf.blogspot.com

  2. Carla

    2010-05-02 at 2:46 PM

    the sheer and leather pieces look very cool

  3. blanca

    2010-05-02 at 3:13 PM

    Wow, great post, I really like all those pieces.
    Specially the jacket wth the eagle in the back.
    Thank you for sharing.
    xxx
    http://www.artcrashblog.blogspot.com

  4. Tania

    2010-05-02 at 3:31 PM

    I love the use of studs and also leather and sheer together! Leather shirt, daring but cool!
    http://toruu-tania.blogspot.com/

  5. Charlotte

    2010-05-02 at 3:45 PM

    Oh my, I LOVE the sheer shorts!! My boyfriend bought me a black body that would look SOOOOO good with those shorts! They have some serious DIY potential tho *runs to the haberdashers!*
    Charlotte xx
    http://stylerail.blogspot.com/

  6. KD

    2010-05-02 at 4:43 PM

    That denim jacket with the eagle! Possible DIY? If I ever have far far far too much time on my hands, perhaps . . .

  7. Duck

    2010-05-02 at 6:06 PM

    Talk about underwear as outerwear!
    xx
    duck

  8. Becky Darke

    2010-05-02 at 6:14 PM

    I’m a big fan of the black gossamer shorts and blazer and the see-through shirt/dress with the leather.

  9. Joy D.

    2010-05-02 at 6:52 PM

    wow, I feel very nerdy towards that frayed jean t-shirt.

  10. melissa

    2010-05-02 at 7:06 PM

    Love the denim shirt so much!
    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  11. Laura

    2010-05-02 at 8:26 PM
  12. Clare

    2010-05-02 at 8:47 PM

    This collection is awesome…
    http://iliketweet.blogspot.com/
    x

  13. katie

    2010-05-02 at 9:57 PM

    great leather and sheer pieces but the denim still lacks the drool factor of ACNE!
    would love you to visit
    fashion clocked
    katie.xxx

  14. fashion westie

    2010-05-02 at 10:09 PM

    You have a lovely way with words…yes, projectile vomiting is never something one wants to experience either from ones self or another. I would like to experience that twist back top and brocade-y denim bike pants howev’s…was totz gonna sell my vintage brocade jeans in that exact fabrication. Not now. Phew. That coulda been a sad mess for me.

  15. fhen

    2010-05-02 at 10:22 PM

    I really love all the sheer and leather in here!
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    xoxo

  16. Maggie

    2010-05-03 at 1:53 AM

    I like the leather shorts–some of the darker or more biker inspiration, not sure how to put it. Not really into the denim looks.

  17. Sarah Breheny

    2010-05-03 at 3:45 AM

    love everything. love love the shorts
    http://www.speakmylanguages.blogspot.com

  18. Madame M

    2010-05-03 at 5:27 AM

    It’s really beautiful work but I’m wondering if it is easy to wear and move in it.

  19. jill

    2010-05-03 at 11:02 AM

    i’m not sure – i feel like this hasn’t evolved
    they where hot 10 years og and now they are rehashing the same stuff
    style it anyway you want….

  20. kaye

    2010-05-03 at 12:14 PM
  21. Alicia

    2010-05-03 at 6:06 PM

    I like the leather pieces, but I’ll stick to the denim. I think Acne’s the only brand that makes clothing beyond denim that I actually like.

  22. Mary

    2010-05-04 at 3:54 AM

    Ksubi has had their hey day. I predict that it’s the same old from before. They need to do way more than release a fantastic collection with an over the top runway to get myself and others back into them.

  23. Katie

    2010-07-14 at 4:19 AM

    ksubi can do no wrong in my eyes! they’re even rocking double denim
    http://www.breakfastwithaudrey.com

  24. job agencies brisbane

    2012-05-09 at 3:23 AM

    I love everything, the denim, the leather pieces, jackets. This are all great! Very nice!

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