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108: SC103 at SSENSE, Chanel on The RealReal, and Miu Miu from The Outnet
Gemsun's Prima Skirt Dress sets today's mood.
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An item to set today’s mood: Gemsun’s Prima Skirt Dress.
There was a lot of errant speculation and positing (by me) that the translucent agenda was coming to a close in 2023 after a year plus of having our bits on display in evermore creative ways in the name of exorcising puritanism out of fashion. Turns out, these theories were unfounded, because the moment the weather turned, the only thing that made any sense as all to wear were garments that harnessed the airy, elegant nature of sheer.
This Gemsun skirt (also a dress in its multi-way brilliance) takes those virtues and multiplies them with clever details: rows of sequins of the ‘90s bohemia ilk and a floppy chiffon center tie. The double-paneled fabric and the eye-tricking shimmer of the sequins make the skirt-dress less sheer than some of the pieces of yester-year, so we might well be moving in a more-dressed direction after all. If that’s the case, this skirt seems to understand the final destination.
I am soooooo sorry to tell you that this $200 Aura Lee tank, among the most convincing items I saw recently at Mohawk General Store in LA, is almost exactly like any other tank except much, much better—bear in mind SSENSE is running a 20% off promo with US2023 that shaves some of the hurt off the high price; an exclusive capsule for the site makes it the only place you’ll find Di Petsa’s wetlook pieces in this orange-y red shade; has Glenn Martens gone too far? Possibly! This latest batch of trompe l’oeil Y/Project dresses is self-referential to the absolute maximum, weaving in brand signatures like the folded jeans (or drawstring bodysuit as with this version) and JPG stripes from the ongoing collab; new SC103 has finally arrived, among it this heartbreaking dress that seems to invent the unknown unknowns of our softest desires; and I can’t be the only one forgetting what a jacket is lately, so here’s one I can make sense of: a relaxed Anine Bing tweed blazer.
This vintage Mugler top looked too current to be such when I first saw it, like something from Attersee or Kallmeyer, but it’s obviously a testament to Thierry’s timeless eye that this structure feels brand new after 40-something years; a wowza Pleats Please set at a wowza price, considering the rare laser-cut design and that it’s a twofer; I haven’t worked up the courage to buy the Sophie Buhai Audrey earrings I’ve been stalking yet, but these vintage 14K yellow gold and onyx ones, evidently on the moodboard, feel more attainable; this “Millennium 2005” Chanel bag designed by Karl in 1999 is such a massive grail I can’t believe it’s been up on The RealReal for as long as it has (a couple days) at the price it’s at (just over $1,000)—this was Lagerfeld’s magnum opus that took him a year and a half to design…ahhhhhh should I just get it myself?; and I’ve had Tove on the mind since their debut show for FW23, and I’m pleasantly surprised to discover the brand for relatively cheap on resale compared to its contemporaries.
and everywhere else.
There’s a ton of really good Miu Miu like this cropped cashmere ‘70s knit (and this cream mini dress) on The Outnet right now; by merit of simply doing the same thing it’s always done, Tod’s has one of the most interesting high-street windows these days, its signature rubber-pebbled driving shoes a great example of “sometimes the thing you most needed was right there all along”; after I asked one person wearing this COS leather “blouson” jacket for the ID, I didn’t have to ask again when I saw it in the wild twice more…a gravitational solution to right-now weather, it’s selling out frequently enough (I’ve been keeping tabs) to seem like we might have a low-key, flash It item on our hands for spring; La Garçonne’s new-season edit of Ter Et Bantine, which includes this riveting balloon dress, is a great reminder of the Italian brand’s draping prowess, but also to the fact that it sells for criminally cheap on resale; and an apology note for beginning this roundup with a $200 tank, the Hanes x Re/Done tanks everyone loves so much are 55% off at The Outnet.
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