Wang x Adidas Season 2!

Turn On The Wang Hype Machine

Alexander Wang x Adidas Season 2

On Saturday July 29, you may be in luck to purchase Season 2 of the Alexander Wang x Adidas Collection. If you’re in or around NYC, text this number now:  917-512-7715. When you text it, someone will immediately text you back and ask you where you got the number. Tell them Streetzblog or Vogue and then they will let you know where to go,  this Saturday at Noon to get the goods.  The text also let’s you know that you’ll want to bring your phone and a credit card.

It’s a pretty fun way to buy some gear. Only catch is you need to live in NY.  Similar to the release of the Season 1 Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang.  They sold them from Trucks on the streetz of New York.

The collection is influenced by both Rave and Cycling cultures as seen by the video below.  And good news is, there will be some of the collection available worldwide on Saturday August 5, 2017.  I suspect that it will appear on the Adidas and Alexander Wang websites.  That’s just a guess, that’s what they did last time. And things went super quick on those 2 sites.  Or eBay will for sure have a lot of what is sold on July 29, 2017.

Have a nice week!

See you on the Streetz!

Goodwill Goes Glitter & Glam

Goodwill Goes Glam Runway Show

Thursday July 20, 2017
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
Honolulu, Hawaii

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The Goodwill Goes Glam Runway Show kicks off the Glam shopping weekend. When Goodwill takes over the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall to sell some super excellent used and new goods with the proceeds going to Goodwill’s Education and Employment Training Programs.

This is the 6th Annual GLAM! Fashion show utilizing some pretty awesome fashion finds found at Goodwill. This year’s presentation takes you on a 40 year adventure divided into 5 sections: Generation, Retrospective, Transformation, Moments & Confessions.

After the Show, you could shop the Runway looks along with a special section of Kaypee Soh pieces and with a good eye, you could nab some great designer duds at inexpensive prices.

This year’s presentation was produced by award-winning artist and designer Kaypee Soh. Along with co producers Amy Azada, Rene Rodriguez and my friend who got us in as VIP; Amanda Stevens. (Rolanda, Mina, Kat and I all Thank You for the terrific seats & invite to this special GLAM! Fashion Show). Hair & Make-Up:  Paul Brown & Jonathan Freitas.

Shown below are pictures from the Show. You’ll see some Glamorous Glitter, Pop Art Colors, a bit of Camo and even some Dark Goth eclectic pieces. It’s pretty unbelievable what one can do with some creative minds, a bit of fancy hair and makeup with Goodwill clothes. definitely very GLAM!

Goodwill Goes Glam Fashion Show 2017

Sexy & Colorful!

Sweet Mint Green Jacket with matching Mickey/Minnie Ears. More Color and our first male model of the evening.

Camo, Stripes and Big Bags. Very On-Trend for July 2017.

The Glitz, The Glamour, the Big Bags and the Sparkling Golden GLITTER!

Glitterama! And as the pix below show it was nice and shiny IRL BTW: The S/S Mens Commes Des Garcons has some pretty good-looking Glittery baggy shorts for guys.  Will we see all this glitter and glamour  on the Streetz?

The Red Dress was pretty incredible and dramatic.  Some darkness lurking, and a lot of pieces of clothing put together to become a dress worn by a super happy model.

Darkness with the white and Black Gothic wedding vibe. Then Pop Art brings the show to a close with a Nice, Bright, Playful, Avant-Garde, Colorful themed Finale.

The Finale. Pix of Kaypee Soh and Amanda.  (You can also watch a video of the finale on the @streetzpix Instagram)

Big Score of the Night. BAPE’s and Black patent PRADA Hi-Tops, both in my size! Later this week, I’ll show you the total haul.  I’m glad I had a pre set budget. Putting back things was much harder than grabbing them. And sure am glad I’ve had practice at NY Sample sales.  One more minute and someone else would have had both of these kicks!

*Seen on site at the Runway Show:  Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Project Runway’s Kini Zimora, Dawn Amano-Ige, & Grace Lee with Steve Uyehara.

**The Shopping continues Saturday July 22nd and Sunday July 23rd at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. If you’re on Oahu, I’d suggest checking it out.  They also have food, a selfie zone and other fun things to play, see and do.

***All pix taken by Streetzblog with an iPhone 6s. Take whatever you like and share with the world.  ****Kinda’ went with the ultra secret app with the blur filter…

See you on the Streetz…Blog.

Runway into Dystopia

Simons on the Blade Runner Streetz

Raf Simons x Blade Runner

Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2018 (June 12, 2017 New York City)

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Raf Simons Spring Summer 2018 Runway Show. Picture Courtesy of vogue.com

The Raf Simons Runway show wasn’t so much about the clothes as the spectacle of the moment. Set under the Manhattan Bridge with stench from dead fish, humidity and a definite Blade Runner Vibe, it was more like a show than a presentation of what to wear in Spring 2018.

That’s totally cool on my end. This is a Runway show, I would have enjoyed making the music for and tweaking some of the clothes even further into an even more dramatic war torn Dystopian future. Loved the setting, the swirling oil infused neon water,  New Order and Joy Division references and the whole feel of the event.

Nice Job Raf!

Highlights

  • The Black 3/4 length pants
  • The New Order inspired Chinese lanterns. There’s even a New Order graphic attached to a jacket if you look closely.
  • Music matched nicely
  • Reflective, oil infused Neon water
  • Over-Sized sweaters
  • Patent Black Back Packs. You can never go wrong with patent black anything
  • ASAP Rocky and Julianne Moore were there

LowLights

  • I still can’t get used to that see thru vinyl many of the designers have been using. At least this time, it wasn’t the clothes, just the umbrellas. Still gives me that Jason Bateman from American Psycho feeling. #scary
  • The clothes could have pushed the envelope  2-3x further into the future. Pretty close to 2018-2020, could have gone to 2032-2045.
  • The hats are a bit too Ol’ man Field and Stream.
  • White Raincoat. You’re just asking for trouble on that one!

Blade Runner 2019 from 1982

You can see the street influences and vibes of the Runway show from this Blade Runner trailer. Especially the many, many umbrella’s and the Beijing street market influences.

Blade Runner 2049 coming October 6, 2017

You won’t want to miss the next installment of Blade Runner. Hopefully we’ll finally find out if Harrison Ford is a Replicant or Human!!! See more about the movie here

Is Harrison Ford a replicant?  See you on the Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Streetz! (I hope)

ERDEM x H&M

Interesting Choice?

Streetzblog has been tracking the November H&M collabs for a few years now. And this year, the November 2017 collaboration is going to be ERDEM x H&M.

More than a bit, but a BIG departure from Alexander Wang and Balmain. ERDEM up until this collection has done Women’s wear with lots of flowing flowers.  ERDEM says on the H&M website that yes, there will be menswear.

What to expect?  Maybe Tweed Jackets, flower power shirts, riding boots, jodhpurs? We shall see! The collection comes from the English Countryside.  Not the City streetz of London.

It would have been a good year for OFF WHITE x H&M to happen.  Well, I expect we’ll see a dark blue with small red&white flowers hipster/Hawaiian short sleeved shirt. Been seeing many renditions of them lately. So, maybe H&M is on the right track. That shirt is super popular out here in Hawaii.   When I think about it, these clothes will probably go well with H&M’s Coachella vibe, they’ve been doing over the last few years.

I guess I shoulda’ bought more Alexander Wang x H&M when I had the chance. But with 2 credit cards, a debit card and some cash, I barely made it out of there without washing dishes. The clothes are great. The 2 pairs of shoes are way too big.  But nice to look at..LOL  *If you want a pair of the Mens Alexander Wang x H&M shoes, email me, I’m sure we can figure out a trade/cash deal.  They are still NIB.

What do you think of ERDEM x H&M? Me, I don’t quite get it. Or I keep forgetting that H&M also sells Women’s wear. And many celebrities wear the ERDEM clothes like: Emma Stone, Keira Knightley and Nicole Kidman.

We’ll keep you posted on the ERDEM x H&M collection. For now, we have this teaser video:

See you on the Streetz!

Surfing Into the Future

Connected Samsung Surfboard

3-D Printable Fins

Surf Pool with Rad Waves

Mercer Cred Project

Meet the Mercer Cred Double Cargo Pants Fall 2017

The Beginning/January 2017

The Middle/February-April 2017

The Finished product-May 2017

The Mercer Cred Double Cargo Fall 2017

The Mercer Cred Jr (Did these in just a couple of weeks, not 4 months…LOL)

And for fun, The Hawaii Mercer Cred Jr S/S 2017

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See you on the Streetz!

Yohji Yamamoto Sassy In Paris S/S 2018

SASSY-Definition:  Possessing the attitude of someone endowed with ungodly amount of Cool

The video below is the Yohji Yamamoto men’s 2018 spring/summer runway show in Paris on June 22, 2017.  Once again,  Double Y delivers the goods. Exquisite flow of the tops & bottoms, the appropriate amount of the color black, clothes so comfy looking you may sleep in them,  & loose, flowing draped perfectly silhouettes.

Listed below are the Highlights & Lowlights along with the video of the Runway Show. Enjoy!

Highlights

  • The Duo layer on the bottom of the pants
  • Super comfortable
  • The crisp, clean lines on the straight legged black pants
  • Writing on the right side of the jackets to match the left side of the pants
  • Baggy, cropped, yet nicely tailored and very comfy black bottoms
  • Deconstructed, Reconstructed suit jackets. Some with splotches of paint
  • Silver Zippers, oversized Silver chains, and more sweet silver acruements
  • Fluid, flow, & fun

LowLights

  • The music is a big off. The Clothes really don’t even need music, they are so good,  but they would really sing better with some Loungy-Techno-House.
  • The Blues, the off whites and the reds.

Next post will be the finished product of the Mercer Cred Double Cargo Pocket Pants made by Streetzblog for the Fall 2017 collection. See you on the Streetz!

Blade Runner 2049

The Future is Now

The Original Blade Runner took our world we lived in 1982 to a future many of us couldn’t believe would exist. Now, watching the original, it’s not very far-fetched at all. Blade Runner 2049 will take us to an even more advanced future. Hopefully, filled with a bit more fun than the OG Blade Runner. It did have a few funny moments, but for the most parts kinda’ creeped me out.

I still don’t want to believe that Harrison Ford was a replicant. It took me till the 5th viewing to start to think he may be.  I bet we find out for sure in Blade Runner 2049. Do you think he was human or replicant?

Harrison Ford will be back in action, which is awesome. Along with Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto and Ana De Armas. This special behind the scenes featurette shows us some new footage of the movie, along with some thoughts from the directors and actors.

Looks like they are utilizing some of the things that made the original such a classic. Along with an updated version of what our future may look like. Check out the featurette, See what you think? Blade Runner 2049 lands in theaters October 6, 2017.

The Spirit of Aloha is Alive and Well with the Hokule’a Homecoming

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The Hokule’a coming into shore to Magic Island. My View from the Ocean. June 17, 2017

The Polynesian voyaging canoe entitled the Hokule’a returned to the island of Oahu today: 7/17/17. It traversed the world for 3 years, 40,000 nautical miles to 19 different countries spreading the Aloha Spirit and Malama Honua-Caring for the Earth. Without using modern navigation instrumentation available in 2017. Navigated by the stars, winds and waves, eyes and arms.

Many of you may know the saying Eddie Would Go. This comes from the 1978 sailing of the Hokule’a, when a horrendous storm capsized the canoe and Eddie Aikau left the boat to seek help on his surfboard. Eddie never returned. The rest of the crew were eventually saved. The Saying Eddie Would Go, would become Quicksilver’s biggest selling shirt and the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Surfing Invitational, the biggest big Wave surfing Event in the World.

Nainoa Thompson, navigator and president of the Polynesian Voyaging society looks forward to continue to educate Malama Honua visiting over 100 schools in the next 8 months. (2017-18)

The Hokulea means the Star of Gladness. And as mentioned the Hokulea visited many lands to share their Aloha.

You can learn more about the Hokule’a on many news sites. Today I will tell you about my day in the ocean with the Hokule’a & the Gladness and Aloha I noticed.

As many of you know, I may live most of my months in Hawaii, but I’m a clothes, shoe and city type person. I’ve tried surfing in the 80s for 4 years and again in the 90s for about 7 years. I’ve had fun at it, but still have trouble not doing 360’s under water and getting as they say; Pounded.

Today 6.17.17 I awoke at 6am to meet my Stand Up Paddle board at exactly 630am. It was hard to wake up. I made it just in time. Got smashed by 6 waves in a row which woke me up very quickly.

Then it was off to the races, I paddled to the Magic Island destination in 20 minutes. (On the way back it took 1.5 hours).

Got there, was able to watch 5 or 6 Voyaging Canoes from all over the world,  come through the channel up close and personal right next to the red number 2 buoy.

Next we were all able to watch 8 dolphins which looked a little like sharks OMG, bob up and down through the waves. This was amazing, to see dolphins in their natural habitat.

Then, all of a sudden canoes took off, traversing horizontal against the Hawaiian beaches. Some people left and thought things were done. I luckily followed the canoes.

It was here that we saw the incredible Hokule’a escorted in to the Magic Island harbor. At one point I was paddling right beside them on a (SUP) stand up paddle board! Very Exciting to say the least.

The elation in my eyes and my neighbors eyes was unbelievable, complete awe and propelled ecstasy.

Canoes, SUP boards, Surfboards, Kayaks, Sailboats, even a couple of motor boats all in sync with the Hokulea.

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Myself, My friend Don and my new acquaintances are all somewhere in this picture. High Speed Ocean Highway June 7, 2017.

It was like a Highway in the Ocean! Without the road rage, with pure Aloha and Gladness.

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Sometimes being on land, I and many other people get lost in our air-conditioned office jobs and never see the Beach or Ocean, this was not that day.

After the Hokule’a passed and went on to the party at Magic Island. I saw the most Aloha Spirit ever. Me, being a bit awkward on my paddle board, it was very nice to hear so many happy people saying things like:

Hi
Aloha
Are you ok?
Smile
Give congrats for going for it today
& Good for You

The Aloha Spirit was more than alive and well in the Pacific Ocean today. Was it the Dolphins? The instant friendship with strangers? The Sun and Ocean? The Hokule’a?
Whatever it was, it was very nice to see. The Aloha Spirit is alive and well in Hawaii Nei.

After the thrilling & exciting Ocean Highway, the world stopped. I was there in the middle of the ocean all by myself. Was I scared? No. Did I Know how far away I was from land? No. Did it matter? No. I was at peace, happy and definitely Glad-filled.

It did take an hour and half to paddle back to home base, but as I was going there, people:

Asked if I was ok?
Laughed when I slipped and  fell in the ocean.
Smiled and said Hi
Were in a super good mood, conversing with me, playing music and making friends

After an intense paddle back. I timed my entrance to the beach perfectly, caught a HUGE wave, and no I didn’t fall. I rode that wave like Kelly Slater in a crouched surfer position with a huge smile on my face…all the way to the Beach.

Story doesn’t end here. I was smiling so big, I received more smiles from the beach AND for the first time in my life, someone helped me carry my heavy board down the beach. It felt like I was walking in quicksand and today, I was helped. Amazing!

The happiness didn’t stop there. I met a nice lady from Amsterdam, watched her things for her and had a nice chat. Then I met a couple honeymooners from Mexico and had a nice conversation with them. Wow! barely ever does any one speak to me on the beach. I must have taken some of the great enchanting Mana from the Hokule’a event.

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Streetzblog view from the beach. Post SUP paddle. Relaxing and enjoying the mana & the friendship on land.

I hear about the Aloha Spirit, I know it exists, I try my best to be positive and happy, Today I saw it in action, with everyone around me.

Thanks for the nice day. Today was a good day. Special Mahalo to @donfujiyama for the invite. A Magical, Exciting, Fun, Historic and Memorable day had by all! #TodayWasAGoodDAy

See you on the Streetz or maybe in the Ocean! Have a good one, wherever you are, we are…Aloha. Eddie would have been there too. Most likely was in spirit.

 

 

 

OFF WHITE Spring Summer Men’s 2018

Off White c/o Virgil Abloh Spring Summer Menswear 2018

As I’m on the homestretch to complete  my Fall 2017 5 piece collection with 3 done so far, OFF WHITE c/o Virgil Abloh is already showing his Spring/Summer 2018 collection on June 15, 2017.

Below is the video of the Runway show.  And listed below are Streetzblog’s Highlights and Lowlights:

Highlights

  • Great Background:  The letters literally morph into each other to form abstract sentences.  If you watch carefully enought, there are plenty of interesting stories and hidden meanings
  • Reflective stripe:  Many of the pants have a vertical stripe on the bottom of the pants leg.  Very catchy and keeps with the brand image.
  • The camouflage collection:  Some nice pieces here.  Jacket, pants and they had fun with the orange word tag that you see at Raves these days.
  • The Kicks:  My eye caught some nice white kicks with fluorescent orange accents and a nice pair of black, white and orange hi-tops.
  • Orange Accents: On the right hand sleeve, I dig these and what wear.

LowLights

  • The Music:  Not nearly as banging as it could be.  Pretty much the same sounding operatic music throughout.
  • Cluttered clothing:  I have enough clutter in my house, I don’t need to wear it on the streetz.
  • The Man Midriff:  Not one of my favs, but starting to trend pretty hard at the shows & IRL.
  • See through White:  A bit scary looking, like a hospital or Meat Butcher vibe.

See you on the Streetz!

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