Random Fashion Questions: LN-CC


jimm
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1558 posts since 22/11/04

26 Aug 2010 17:03
http://www.ln-cc.com
jimm
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1558 posts since 22/11/04

26 Aug 2010 17:44
Are you involved with it?
Essence
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3119 posts since 10/1/05

26 Aug 2010 17:45
http://www.style.com/stylefile/2010/08/east-london-calling-online-and-by-appointment/

As the creative director and buyer for the online menswear retailer Oki-Ni, John Skelton was well aware that more than a few women were shopping for dude’s duds on his site. Now he’s applying that unisex sensibility to his new store. LN-CC—which stands for Late Night Chameleon Cafe—launches online early next week with a mix of fashion-forward menswear from the likes of Raf Simons and Rick Owens, cult Japanese brands including Wacko Maria, and up-and-comers such as specs-maker Illesteva. Ladies’ goods include clothing from Preen and jewelry from Lara Bohinc and Mawi. So far, so good—and Skelton has gone unisex one better by asking several of the menswear brands he’s stocking to make versions of their apparel and accessories in women’s sizes and fits. (A few of the women’s labels at LN-CC will be returning the favor.) “We didn’t want to get into anything girly,” Skelton explains. “There’s a certain sensibility at work here, that a certain kind of woman appreciates, and we’re staying true to that.”

Meanwhile, the LN-CC e-commerce site is only the tip of the iceberg. Skelton and partner Dan Mitchell are knee-deep in construction on the 5,000-square-foot Late Night Chameleon Cafe store in East London, an appointment-only space that is being designed in collaboration with set designer Gary Card and which will host a library curated by Donlon Books owner Conor Donlon and a wide-ranging selection of music titles. The shop is due to open in October. “We really felt strongly that we didn’t want this to be a place people just wandered in and out of,” Skelton explains, when asked about the decision to make Late Night Chameleon Cafe open only by appointment. “We want this to be a destination, a place people come to with a sense of purpose, and where they spend some time, and engage.”


http://www.ln-cc.com/

Protocol
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542 posts since 9/4/09

26 Aug 2010 17:57
So is this basically oki-ni with womenswear and a physical presence?
Essence
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3119 posts since 10/1/05

3 Sep 2010 15:49
Website is now live http://www.ln-cc.com/
bill
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4930 posts since 5/8/09

3 Sep 2010 16:52
Looks good and cheaper than oki-ni

Total piss take with some of the 'archive' stuff though. Good luck finding enough mugs Laughing out loud
MoB
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37037 posts since 31/8/04

3 Sep 2010 16:57
To me just looks like oki-ni had a face lift.
Mowgli82
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1286 posts since 28/9/08

3 Sep 2010 16:59
Am i doing it wrong or are there old Raf tees for a grand Jawdropping!
bill
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4930 posts since 5/8/09

3 Sep 2010 17:03
Laughing out loud

http://www.ln-cc.com/raf-simons-archive/raf-simons-archive-aw09-neoprene-tailored-coat/invt/john0078/ £3000 second hand

http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/RAF+SIMONS/dept/men/tskay/B84CE7A2/rr/1/cod10/41169726TA/sts/sr_men80
http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/RAF+SIMONS/dept/men/tskay/B84CE7A2/rr/1/cod10/41169720KN/sts/sr_men80

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http://www.ln-cc.com/raf-simons-archive/raf-simons-archive-aw09-scuba-sleeve-shirt/invt/john0009/ £1000 second hand

http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/RAF+SIMONS/dept/men/tskay/B84CE7A2/rr/1/cod10/38159069KT/sts/sr_men80
http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/RAF+SIMONS/dept/men/tskay/B84CE7A2/rr/1/cod10/38159076UR/sts/sr_men80
New York Herald Tribune
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2015 posts since 13/8/04

3 Sep 2010 17:07
Can't believe anyone would have bought those items that are sold out, unless they were mates rated down to something vaguely sensible. Still its interesting to see those bits still knocking about at least.

Does anyone else find anything rather sinister about these places that "curate" a lifestyle, not only through clothes but music and "literature". Especially when you have to book to go and curate yourself. I know for sure I don't go searching for literary worth in fashion stores. More fool me perhaps.
bill
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4930 posts since 5/8/09

3 Sep 2010 18:52
He explains why he's selling stuff as such high prices here:

http://www.ln-cc.com/brand-features/raf-simons/page/rafsimonsfeature/

MoB
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37037 posts since 31/8/04

3 Sep 2010 19:05
billhicks wrote: He explains why he's selling stuff as such high prices here:

http://www.ln-cc.com/brand-features/raf-simons/page/rafsimonsfeature/

What a load of shit.
rural
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17746 posts since 26/9/06

3 Sep 2010 19:08
That whole website is a dick waving competition.
Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

3 Sep 2010 19:42
that raf shirts bad Cool for £118 id have snapped it up if it was my size!
inversesquare
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6707 posts since 7/6/08

4 Sep 2010 00:26
Does bad mean sick or waste or Jackson?
brodie
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6740 posts since 15/10/05

4 Sep 2010 00:29
inverse square wrote: Does bad mean sick or waste or Jackson?

means totally fucking mexico
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

4 Sep 2010 16:17
The whole thing is a load of tosh.

PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

4 Sep 2010 16:33
OH MY FUCKING LOL at the prices Laughing out loud

Fair enough he says the prices are so high because he doesnt want to sell the stuff, but half of its not that rare/hard to get hold of. Most of that shit comes up on eBay/classified for next to fuck all quite often…

e.g. this jacket that Russ has been trying to sell for about a year for a small fraction of the price Laughing out loud

http://www.ln-cc.com/raf-simons-archive/raf-simons-archive-ss08-tech-blazer/invt/john0055/

Also lol at the YOOX links Bill.

Think its bad that and collector/'expert' is putting such stupid prices on items he must clearly know arent worth that, other than to make money off fools.. If you dont want to sell it dont put a price on it.
cutandpaste
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596 posts since 11/6/10

8 Sep 2010 09:48
Want to buy Skelton's old clothes;

http://buckstyle.com/2010/02/16/in-my-wardrobe-john-skelton/

http://www.ln-cc.com/raf-simons-archive/raf-simons-archive-ss02-kollaps-hoodie/invt/john0003/
New York Herald Tribune
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2015 posts since 13/8/04

8 Sep 2010 10:23
Exactly the same Virginia Creepers jumper as on LN-CC went on ebay yesterday for £230 which is still a fair whack, but less than 10% of the new internet RRP….appears sold out on the site though so someone must be kicking themselves..