Raf Simons SS99 “Kinetic Youth” Light Bomber Jacket
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Raf Simons light bomber jacket from one of his most notorious collections – SS1999 ‘Kinetic Youth’.
Collection consisting of 5 different parts, the first 4 having a soundtrack by none other than David Bowie. Presented at “Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie” in Paris, this collection is the first when Raf Simons merges his revolutionary tailoring with futurism.
The first part is full of black and white contrasts, clean lines, pants with various pleats. Inspired by the graphical style of Bauhaus. David Bowie – “Space Oddity”
The second was presented by a group of young teens all wearing white turtlenecks with trousers of various colors – red, patrol, marine, mint, beige, most likely inspired by Raf’s high school years. David Bowie – “Life on Mars”
These last two parts and their color themes were inspired by the Rubic’s cube and its array and disarray of colors.
The third part features more classic pieces – merino sweaters and suits. Light grey, beige, brown, and marine dominate.
The fourth part is the most punk, all about colored leather, with trashed t-shirts or large jogging pants. David Bowie – “Heroes”
Final part – all models walk fast through the runway, but in the opposite direction while Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” plays. Raf Simons feels inspired by the youth, they all wear uniforms but are unique individuals on the inside, heroes.
Featured on the runway, although this version isn’t as colorful and isn’t from Acetate. Made in Belgium.
A rather old piece – sun-fade, stains at few places (refer to pictures) and cuffs slightly distressed.