Tuesday, 9 September 2008

££ = Winter Jacket = Aitor Throup

Winters coming, and after having to sell my previous 'expensive jacket' to pay back debt for my reading ticket, I'm desperatley wanting a new jacket for the winter. After flicking through dazed&confused's autumn fashion section, I came across a few coats that caught my eye. One of the ones featured that I thought was a bit of a joke, was designed by Aitor Throup, It basically looked like an elephants tusk on the hood of a coat, with the longest fish-tail i'd seen on a 'parka style coat'. I checked out his website and all these mad illustrations of jackets he's designed came up. Some of my favorites are just below.

I read on about him and came across the title 'When Football hooligans become Hindu gods'.Now they we're making more sense and starting to look alot more like the CP company and other Massimo osti jackets i've been wanting to afford for years, only difference being, all this collection are based on hindu gods. Although I wouldnt wear alot of the jackets 'around town', If I was some ponsy rich bastard in an audi, I'd own all of these. His inspiration for desining these jackets came from the days when he was a Burnley fan, and noticed the style of clothing the other fans wore. He picked up on it and began designing at London college of Fashion, Aswell as writing the book CASUALS. His exhibtion is currently on at the V&A, But tickets are fucking pricey. If anyones down for going pretty soon let me know. Meanwhile heres a few flicks to do with him i've found on the www.

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