Here’s my new fascination – works by Tsuguharu Foujita, especially his ink portraits and nudes. I like their exquisite, sinuous lines, pearlescent colors, beautifully disproportioned faces and bodies. He knew well what exactly he liked and could picture it perfectly, with a unique combination of eastern and western techniques and aesthetics. Hope one day I could get something from Jil Sander s/s 2010 collection featuring Foujita’s works. I remember how at first I didn’t like it at all probably because it was quite far from the style which I used to associated with mr. Simons but soon after the runway show the collection started to grow on me and now I consider it to be one of the Raf’s best for JS menswear.
Just great, he can do no wrong.
Knowing about Raf Simons 15th anniversary I decided to have a look at the videos of his previous collections (especially the early ones) since for me video captures the spirit of collection better than editorial or runway photos. So here are a few screenshots from my favourite Raf videos:
Raf Simons aw9596 collection (first)