Raf Simons AW2005 "History of My World" Alamo Sweater

Raf Simons AW2005 "History of My World" Alamo Sweater


By SS2005, Raf had begun to show signs of growing weary with his previous aesthetic, and by AW05’s “History of My World”, it became clear he was entering a new stage in his storied career. He experimented with new silhouettes, the most memorable recurring choice being wide leg, slim waisted pants contrasted with a tight top, and often finished with a cropped jacket. He occasionally turned the silhouette on its head, with razor tight pants and draping jackets. The outerwear and boots contributed a menacing, militaristic-like feel which reminded us just who we were dealing with after all, and nods to Raf’s past were seen in immaculately tailored coats with wide lapels and tight shoulders.

Along with the “Poltergeist” sweater, this piece stands out as a seminal piece of Raf’s AW05 collection, reiterating the same cryptic, scrapbook feel to portray a sense of youthful isolation. A silent bystander’s recount of society -- meticulously recounted tour dates, “haunted places”, a shadowed out figure cloaked in a hood. Where early iterations of Raf’s collage sweaters were hazily designed, distressed and filled with patches, this piece displays a more mature restraint, and is striking in its sparseness.

Condition: 8/10. Small marks here and there. Normal signs of wear.

Tagged size: 46. Fits oversized, see measurements for reference.

Shoulder: 21in

Pit to pit: 24in

Length: 27.5in

Sleeve: 28.5in

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