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Enfant Riches Goes Tres Gothic-Punk

Enfant Riches Deprimes Spring/Summer 2023 Fashion Show. PFW22. Streetzblog Runway Review.

Before the show starts, we see what looks like a Psycho ward at a library. Can someone tell me the symbolism of this? Would be interesting to know your thoughts?

I really like the name of this clothing brand-Enfant Riches Deprimes, which in French translates to: “Depressed Rich Kids”. And for the first time ever, I enjoy the female clothing of this runway show better than the menswear. It looks like one of the ladies is wearing a skirt made from black and gold ties! Gothic-Punk is the overall vibe of the show. Lots of deep, rich blacks with some shimmering dazzle of sheen here and there.

The Soundtrack is indie-groovy with some interesting snippets of audio reverberating into the multi-verse. I particularly like the voice where the person says “This mailbox is not set up yet” that drives me crazy and probably drove Henri Alexander Levy into a torrential irritation when he heard it from someone he really wanted to talk to.

Beware, these clothes may look punk, but they tend to cost a pretty penny. T’s are $400-$1,000 and other items are over 10k. It’s been said that they only make a limited amount of garments, sometimes just 100 of each style. Not positive if that is still the case in 2023. If so, that may be why the prices are so high.

Interesting Info: The brand is worn by many celebrities including Jared Leto, Kendall Jenner, G Dragon, Sky Ferreira Travis Scott, Rita Ora, and Courtney Love. Kim Kardashian once wore an $11,000 studded leather jacket! ERD produced clothing for a Coachella concet by Guns n Roses.The label is based in Paris and Los Angeles.

Let’s check out the Highlights and the Lowlights of the runway show:

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Vibe/Attitude/and Swagger
  • The Women’s clothing
  • Gothic-Punk
  • Orange sunglasses
  • Ladies over the knee boots
  • Guys low top brogues
  • The music
  • The “army” pants
  • The spoons

LOWLIGHTS

  • Lace tank top for men
  • Maroon
  • Chaps/Speedo combo
  • Frumpy leather jackets
  • Mens long leather gloves
  • The spoons

What were your Highlights and Lowlight? Let us know in the comments section

Pro Tip: Check what the Mao shirt says before wearing

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Absorbent and Yellow and Porous is He-GCDS

GCDS ALIEN DISCO. Spring/Summer 2023 Fashion Show. Rotonda della Besano, Milan. September 22, 2022. Creative Director: Giulano Calza. Music: Francesco “Katoo” Catitti.

My brain totally goes a bit dyslectic with the brand name. Half of my notes have CGDS and the others have GCDS. And sometimes I even think the name is short for Comme Des Garcons. After watching the video and taking some pix, I finally have the GCDS name grounded into my brain. Partially due to the vibrant, electric, hues of Fluorescent Green, Yellow and Pink! And by one of my favorite TV show characters who lives under the sea…SpongeBog SquarePants. Wow! what a splendid surprise! *BTW: GCDS is an Italian streetwear fashion line. The name stands for Giuliano Calza Design Studio.

This is the kind of show, that brings joy to your sensory being. The Colors, the joyous Music, the Club vibe and even the name of the Show, Alien Disco gives it an extra boost of entertainment value.

Although, there is some disappointment when the models don’t seem to be smiling or enjoying the event as much as the music and clothes. Maybe there’s some hidden meaning in that? I do know that there is a tad bit of political upheaval in Milan that the designer is expressing in the show. Maybe he is showing his disapproval through the models stone cold faces?

Highlights of the GCDS show include:

  • The colorful clothing
  • Ultra distressed rips and tears
  • The Music and the color changing globe
  • Fun Vibe throughout
  • and of course…SpongBog SquarePants!

Ol’ Bob can be seen on a purse, on a Hi-End colorful hockey jersey, across the chest of one of the models and my favorite…riding a Jelly fish on a luxury dress

There are so many rich luscious colors, that when you see the lady in the jeans and plain top, it’s like What is up? But…just wait till she turns around in the video of the show, you’ll see quite a surprise!

From the show notes we find a bit more about the Alien. The Feeling of being Alien is a common one. Sometimes we feel Alien in the places once were home. GCDS turns this feeling into a Joyous Force, embracing everyone’s colors.

Here’s a few pictures of the over the top distressed rips and shreds of the colorful clothing on the models:

Check out the video below, hopefully the Vibe, the Music and the Colorful clothes help you to have a most excellent day or night…above or under the Sea

In case you forgot the words to the SpongeBob theme song, here is a video to sing along with:

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Vivienne Westwood’s London in Paris

Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood. Saturday October 1, 2022. Paris, France. S/S23.

In the Audience: Halsey, Doja Cat, Coco Rocha and Evan Mock. Models included: Bella Hadid, Irina Sayk and Stella Maxwell.

It’s fun to catch a Runway show live as it happens. It’s like watching a Football game in real time compared to taped. It’s in the moment, gives an extra punch of excitement and just feels right. That’s how I watched the VW SS23 show on October 1st 2022.

Court Jesters, Harlots, Nobles, Commoners, a bit of Oliver Twist and a Bright Yellow Bird!

The show was in Paris, yet oozed with England’s vast culture and history. The renaissance, the swinging 60’s, a swanky sometimes campy essence. Giving the viewer some Oliver Twist and King Arthur vibes with many Easter eggs filled with Viviennism’s.

The clothes were interchangeable between male and female. And many wore 60’s vibing brown crocodile Go Go boots with extremely high heels ala Rick Owens. Every time the models walked the stage it was like they were about to topple over. And one model did make a quick ditch to the floor. Yet popped back up with resounding cheers from the attendees.

Super slick wet hair was the norm and a bit of Paris was inserted with the man with the spiked hair and make-up to provide us with the Tour d’eiffel.

Bella Hadid with the sprayed on dress has been the Fashion moment of the year happening just a day before the show. During this Runway she makes boxing gloves fashionable giving you a Warhol x Basquait moment.

Was a fun show, part was because it was live and part because there was so much of Vivienne Westwoods England entranced throughout the show. Let us know what you thought of this show or this years Paris Fashion week. Comments section below is always available 24/7 for comments, questions and mini reviews.

*Pictures taken via iPhone 13 Max screen shot and edited during the live runway show.

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Great Balls of Style

Rick Owens SS23 Mens EDFU Thursday June 23 2022 Palais De Tokyo Avenue Du President Wilson. Paris, France

Rick Owens Looking Just Like Rick Would Look LIke (#WWDROLL) What Would Rick Owens Look Like

This show is more of a spectacle like going to a play, performance art installation or a movie. The clothes are slightly secondary. And Rick has always said he likes to make clothes he would wear. I highly doubt we will see him in anything on this Runway except the large boots and bad ass oversized sunglasses. Would be pretty funny to see him in anything other than black. And Bright Green Glossy pants or flimsy, flowing fish netting, I Kinda’ doubt it. But, just like Rick is looking at darkness in the world today, all I saw was bright colors. Yet, you can skip down to the bottom of the blog for some nice black clothes and kicks! YAH!

Rick continues on looking at a reality through the eyes of doom and gloom. Last show was apocalyptic this one he is irritated about the war and trifling arguments. So, instead of bringing us more low crotch black pants, oversized Nomad shirts, we receive bright Green and purple colors to help heal the world.

The Music is dope, the setting is spectacular, and the crane that drops fire balls is the biggest hit of the entire show. It drops fire bombs 3x just like the models trip the same amount at 3x through the show. It would have been fun to be there in person just to see the fireballs dropping from the crane into the picturesque languid waters.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Music: “Swooping, Grating, Unhinged Exclusive mix by EPROM and SHADS reflecting the Untethered, Wonky Current Climate” (Show notes)
  • The Fireball Crane!
  • The exquisite setting
  • Kicks: They are hard to spot, but there are some special kicks coming our way in 2023
  • Scarab colored jeans
  • And YAH for the black colors on some of the clothes

LOWLIGHTS

  • The flimsy flowing fish netting in red and green materials. Stuff You’d see in Ben Franklin
  • The purple vest
  • Bright yellow & bright pink
  • And that bizarre red dress in that weird fish netting material. Yuk!

I think I was so freaked out by the bright green and chiffon reds, I missed all these blacks. Ooops, still no drop crotch pants. But Rick Owens fans will be happy to see their/our favorite color in the stores and on-line in 2023.

What are your Highlights and Lowlights of the Show? Let us know in the comments section. See you on the Streetz…blog!

Fendi Fun Bold and Exquisite

Fendi Menswear Spring/Summer 2023. Streamed June 2022 from Roma, Italy

Photo by Bruno Thethe on Pexels.com

The Men’s show’s are coming at us all of a sudden, fast & furious. And pretty sure this is the first Fendi show we’ve ever reviewed. No reason, this one I just happened to see a on my IG live then re-watched it on YouTube.

Nice to see, there’s no play on post pandemic/post apocalyptic worlds. Instead, we have plenty of Nice festive colors, bold and plentiful logos, 3/4 length shorts that flow oh so perfectly, the color ORANGE, and some fun logo’d bucket hats & pants.

Let’s check out the Highlights and Lowlights:

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Black & Grey logo’d Fendi Bucket Hats and Pants
  • The Floating Fendi F’s in the sky below the ceiling-Quite spectacular
  • Orange! I’m a sucker for anything Orange and there’s a couple nice pieces in the show
  • 70’s Leather Jacket
  • 3/4 length perfectly flowing sweetly tailored shorts-One of may all time favorite pants. Just below the knee and kinda’ baggy. I could wear those every day.
  • The infrared Liquid Sky beginning, gives the show a Bold, Colorful vibe even before the show started
  • The Black and the orange Jacket/shirt. Those are a must cop
  • The Music-Adds a nice Pop to the show

LOWLIGHTS:

  • Cut off jeans-Ugh will probably cost $800 or more. Just make your own. Pretty easy to make a #realfake on these
  • Way too short shorts
  • Vinyl brown Pants and the shimmering brownish gold pants
  • Khaki’s-I believe khaki’s don’t belong in this world at all. And would never wear them, unless my boss made me
  • And maybe a few of the bags-Possibly if I lived in Italy, they would look more stylish

See you on the streetz…of Italy this week! (June 2022)

Jacquemus Goes Hawaii Stylee

Interesting how such a big brand ended up on the island of Oahu. I saw on their IG that they would be here one day before the runway show. Next I knew, they were here and did their show. Amazing how they can get the photos so crisp and clean. Suspect they used real cameras and not iPhones. It does show you what is possible.

Celebs in attendance and on Island in March 2022: Sza, Nicole Scherzinger, Jhene Aiko, Bretman Rock and Blackpink’s Jennie. Strange I haven’t seen anyone around town this week. Maybe they are staying on the North Shore?

Not gonna do Highlights and Lowlights for this show, will just show you the pix from the Show: Hopefully it will add some warmth and color to your world today.

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Balenciaga’s Brave New World

Balenciaga 360 Show Winter 22 Collection

Photo by Ruu015fen Ali on Pexels.com

Wowza! Demna is on fire and as cold as ice.

The Balenciaga show is set in a monochromatic cavernous area, maybe a hockey rink? With man made snow drenching each and every model as they try and traverse the complicated terrain. Inching ever closer to the promised land. Dressed in blacked out everything-shirt, jacket, pants, boots, cap and sunglasses. With the white snow, the blacks pop so ever nicely.

They have slick extra wet hair to match their surroundings as they push further into the exterior boundaries, fleeting through their snowy escape, to some-where and no-wear. Drawing on the past of Demna’s experience in the 1993 Russia x Georgia war, brings this show into the here and now with what is happening in Ukraine.

On a happier note, I can’t wait until we see people paying $1,500 for their own Balenciaga Garbage Bag. Be it in Black, White, Powder Blue..or I could even see a limited edition version done up with the yellow and black Balenciaga caution tape. Now, that would be a bag to have. And will make Balenciaga an even bigger bag filled to the brim with cashola!

To get the look on the cheap will be super easy, unlike other replicants that can take months to make, you just need some standard Hefty bags and some oversized sunglasses.

In a way I missed seeing what the crowd was wearing, but at the same time, it didn’t matter much with a show this extraordinary.

The show is brilliant, amazing, emotional, in the now, pure genius level idea and execution.

This is not just a show of clothes or a great setting in the snow. It’s a moving, emotional portrayal of what some are going through or witnessing in their worlds right now. (March 2022)

Highlights:

  • The triple Blacked out black on black on black clothing and accessories
  • Black and Yellow Balenciaga Caution Tape
  • The setting and the music
  • The man-made SNOW!
  • The models method acting their walks..some off balance, some even looked a bit tipsy, wonder if anyone fell?
  • The oversized sunglasses, chokers and earrings. Loud and Big, great to show off in
  • Quadruple pocket shirts
  • Bellowing black Goth Capes
  • The Garbage bags: It will be fun to see who purchases their thousand dollar Kitchen bag

Lowlights:

  • The Frilly fringe textured pant suit
  • Dangling western wear strands of materials
  • Awkward over sized black boots. That snow is gonna go straight into them, making your feet very wet and cold
  • The Garbage bags: Will people really carry these around? The answer is YES, they will and they will pay $1500 or more to do it. Hopefully they will add some gold Balenciaga garnishes to the finished product

Music: Like 3 chapters in a book or 3 phases of a speech, the music adds to the ambiance of the event. It’s an element that is needed to convey the message and vibe of the show full circle.

David Kadouch-Slavonic Dances in E Minor: Beautiful poignant classical music. Filling the senses with serenity and peace

BRFND-360: Some hard core techno to blast you out of your arm chair to take action in your life world and affairs.

BFRND-Storm: Slightly cheesy 90’s rave culture. Lets get to the promised land now to be happy. Or be happy now wherever you are, whatever you are doing. Its your mind that puts you into your emotion, not the outside circumstances. Be happy now wherever you are, even in the midst of chaos, war or a bad snow storm.

A show for the ages, ageless, past, present and future!

A show for the ages, ageless, past, present and future! What did you think of the show? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Rick Owens Fall Winter 2022/23 Men’s Show

Stark and Dark Just the way we like Rick

January 20, 2022 #Parisfashionweek2022 #PFW22 #Rickowens

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

It’s nice to see that Rick’s clothing is back to mostly black again. Such a relief from all those colors over the last couple shows. The show has a Gothic bondage vibe with modern cuts and aesthetics. I am sure the show woulda been even better with some real Bau Haus, Rotersand and Siouxsie tunes mixed into the soundtrack. I’m tempted to make a new soundtrack for the show.

Haunting black silhouettes with exaggerated shoulder pads, draping that hits the floors, giant KISS boots and some kicks that look like they will be winners highlighted the show. Stark and Dark would capture the mood to a tee. Strobes added mystery and helped the 3M pop nicely.

Highlights

  • Back in Black
  • Grey plaid
  • 3M Jacket
  • Black puffer with zipped up hood
  • Extra long hoodie with the white writing on it
  • Kiss boots
  • Cool Kicks
  • Flo-Orange

Lowlights

  • Disjointed clothing
  • The feathery stuff
  • Low dragging clothes. I keep thinking that slush will be all over them
  • The Soundtrack
  • Candlestick caps. But see the video below the fashion show, and see someone who could use the 2 candlesticks glowing in the night
  • That shiny black cheap looking material with the squares on it. Not need for it

Here is somebody who could of used the Candlestick Cap. I bet the car would have seen her with the two prongs on her head.

What did you think of the show, let us know in the comments section. See you on the Streetz…blog!

Editors Note 1/21/22: So this is super strange, I found a newer video of the show with better HD quality of the clothes. And guess what? It’s not Bau Haus on the Soundtrack, but close enough!. Sisters of Mercy lend their voices of LIGHT to the STROBE runway Show. Gives the show an extra punch of suspenseful, eerie, Goth Glam. Enjoy!

Glamarama Holidaze Pant

House of Gucci Pix Collage

Enjoy pix from the movie and the the premiere of House of Gucci 11/24/21

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