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Presented as a part of Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival on Thursday 20th August 2009 @ Martin Place in Sydney.
New Beat Poet stock arrives next week..here is a video from the soundtrack to their runway collection.
Martin Dupont – He Saw The Light
Beat Poet spring summer 2009/10 showroom.
Here is the full runway sound track from the Beat Poet RAFW show.
This one is for you John:
For all those interested in Beat Poet or Saint Augustine Academy Spring / Summer 2009 – 2010 garments, please contact us this week.
The one we’ve all been waiting for, Beat Poet’s first solo show after 7 seasons.
The Spring Summer collection titled ‘Zero Form’ is based on a reductionist wardrobe tracing the sartorial zero of form.
The D-Coat from the current A/W 09 collection is used throughout this presentation, we have a few left so please email if interested.
The models also wear Marsu Homme shoes, those interested can email us as well.
The guys from Beat Poet are putting together their first solo show during RAFW, it will be off-site however.
More info will be provided as it comes to hand.
For more pics check out the DX evening shirt on the store.
Q: What were your inspirations for FOG?
A: The soundtrack to Fog is a song called ‘Rain’ by The Cult so listening to that will give you a good idea of the atmosphere of the range. The Fog instalment is the downpour of rain after the drought of apocalypse that was the Summer Desert instalment. It was heavily influenced by German military traditions and the Luc Besson film, ‘Le Dernier Combat’.
Q: What is your favourite piece from the collection?
A: The new D-Coat in Chanel. The cut of this coat has been an evolution over a few seasons now, and we’ve finally got it to within a fraction of our ideal cut for a piece like this. The Chanel tweed is soft and almost second-hand in handle and look, but with a modern cut – long, sculptured arms and dead straight side seams – no waisting at all. Can’t wait for winter to pull it on. It sums up the range perfectly with its fog-like softness of tone and texture, its regime-inspired proportions and its great compatibility with the rest of the range.
Q: Could you please explain how you’ve improved the Tall Shirt this season from your S/S ‘Desert’ collection?
A: Despite the same name they’re almost two different pieces. The new Tall Shirt for winter is long sleeve, with removable arm tabs for a rolled up sleeve look similar to the Summer version. The collar is slightly bigger in proportion to the hyper-small button down of the Summer Tall Shirt, and now comes with a metal Collar Bolt as well as the button down. It’s also not quite as long as the Summer version, however still long enough to get a different silhouette to our other shirts. You should buy down a size if you want a mod fit, or standard size if you’re after a slightly over-sized look. The original Summer Tall Shirt will make a return in 09/10 though as it was a popular piece for both guys and girls.
Q: What are Beat Poet’s plans for this year?
A: Relaunching the website and building upon this over the next few years. Hopefully putting together a show and another video, possibly a limited run of ankle-boots. At the moment the focus is on honing in on the wardrobe.
Q: Which bands have you been listening to lately?
A: Amongst the post-punk there’s been a bit of 80’s stuff like A-ha, a bit of mod-jazz and lots of coldwave. Been really into Clair Obscur, Exces Nocturne, Resistance, Liaisons Dangereuses…
Q: As rumoured, do you think Gareth Pugh should take over Kris Van Assche at Dior Homme?
A: Something needs to happen at Dior Homme if the legacy if Slimane is to be retained at all. Van Assche has had a few seasons now and is missing the energy and concrete silhouette of Slimane. His design tries to be minimal but comes off lacking depth. While anyone coming in and trying to emulate Slimane would be a mistake, someone needs to tap into the same disciplined aesthetic and unmistakable handwriting that he created at Dior over several years. Which is where someone like Pugh could be good – his womenswear has been unreal and the recent 09 Fall menswear show was futuristic, subversive and energetic. If forced to tone down his theatrics for a major label like Dior the result could be versatile + wearable pieces with a strong undercurrent of subculture – exactly what Slimane managed so well. I’d love to see Demeulemeester in there though….
This season has been studied and selected in much depth and is COMING SOON @ F-T.com.au
We have written a collective essay on each garment ordered that will go up on our catalogue in the next 2-3 weeks. Much of the descriptive efforts were a direct collaboration with Beat Poet and will provide much help in your choice online.
Pre-Purchasing is available from the items below, please contact us directly: info@F-T.com.au
This is the second season Sydney’s Beat Poet has featured on the blog. With great respect for what James and Edward do, we can hopefully say that you will see their fine clothing on the F-T store soon.
‘Deserts conquered from chaos and nothing, the Darkness receding on the limits of the horizon.’