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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:

See you on the Streetz…blog!

Post-Apocalyptic Balenciaga

Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2023 The Mud Show Paris Fashion Week. Sunday October 2, 2022. #PFW22.

The show took place in the Mud in an imaginary brownish-black planet void of homes, stores and iconic Parisienne motifs in Villepinte, a commune in the suburbs of Paris.

Notables in attendance: Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Christine, Quinn, Anna Wintour, Naomi Cambell, and Alexa Demie. Kanye and his children, North West, Saint West and Chicago West all wearing Balenciaga.

Music: ELEPHANT by BFRND, UFO361 & SONUS030

Really Fun invites: Attendees at the Runway show received wallets as their invitation. Inside the wallets, were coins, credit cards, a gym membership, a picture of a cat, grocery receipts and other oddities you’d find in a wallet along with an ID of a lady named Natalie Antunes. Natalie is an employee of Balenciaga. On twitter, Balenciaga made a post looking for the lost wallets: The post said: Lost wallet. If found, please return it at 11:30am CET on October 2nd. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. I wonder if any of the wallets had any extra cash in them?

The start of the show went as viral as you can get within seconds of Kanye storming on to the muddy planet with a black bulky oversized military/high level security jacket, on top a black hoodie, Rubberized black pants, black gloves and some sort of mouth-piece. He was a man on a mission and other than the creepy model in the bondage dress at the finale, Ye totally stole the show and set the tone for Demna’s continuing ownership of best shows in the Biz.

Ye STOMPS to start the Balenciaga PFW22. Photo Courtesy of Vogue.fr

The music rocks and flows as you watch the models traverse the difficult slippery muddy terrain. There’s something for everyone this time around. Extra Baggie pants and hoodies, and tiny puffer jackets, along with the new Balenciaga Tote Bag, bright orange clogs and some really nice paint splattered, distressed XL grey suit jackets. There are some luxurious yet strange arm-bags and some stuffed animals here and there. Yet this show is more of a spectacle than anything. I’d recommend, getting some chips, sipping an ice cold aqua blue beverage and lounging out in your most comfortable chair, turning up the volume and watching the video of the Show.

Once again, Demna takes us to the outer limits, hopefully not the world we will see, but the world that we may see, hopefully our species will elect to stay PRE-apoptilyptic and not the Post version!

Enjoy the show!

Mahalo: to High Snobiety, The Insider, WWD.com, the Guardian, and Vogue.com for some show notes and information.

See you on the Streetz…blog!

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!

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.

See you on the Streetz…blog!

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.

See you on the Streetz…blog!

Glamarama Holidaze Pant

It’s Very Peri for 2022

Pantone has declared the color of 2022 as Very Peri. It’s a fusion of purple/violet with a tad of blue

Very Peri

Virgil Abloh’s has been using it In the latest Louis collections. Lady Gaga flaunted the exquisite Very Peri ball gown for one of the House of Gucci premieres. It looks like it’s Ariana Grandes favorite color and even Sarah Jessica Parker is getting into the color sheen

You’ll be seeing even more of the color on the Streetz since Pantone has declared it the Go to color for 2022. I’m getting a free and festive vibe from it. Let’s all do our best to make 2022s vibe of the world match the hue of the year. Party like it’s 1999 or 1976 or maybe even 2042

See you on the magical 2022 Streetz swirling in sweet colorful cotton candy, loud Techno, a tad of drum and bass, a couple teletubbies and unicorns in matching jumpsuits in Very Peri

House of Gucci-LA Premiere

Thursday November 18, 2021 Los Angeles,CA

ONLY IN THEATERS NOVEMBER 24
House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. When Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately…murder. Director: Ridley Scott Screenplay: Becky Johnston and Roberto Bentivegna Story: Becky Johnston Based on the Book: “The House of Gucci” by Sara Gay Forden Producers: Ridley Scott, p.g.a., Giannina Scott, p.g.a., Kevin J. Walsh, p.g.a., Mark Huffam, p.g.a.Executive Producers: Kevin Ulrich, Megan Ellison, Aidan Elliott, Marco Valerio Pugini, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason
Rated R for language, some sexual content, and brief nudity and violence
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#HouseOfGucci

House of Gucci stars: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, Jack Huston, Camille Cottin and Al Pacino.

What they wore to the LA premiere:

  • Lady Gaga: High-End Sequin Gown-Valentino
  • Al Pacino: Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. Check out his kicks from the look I saw seems like they are sneakers!!
  • Jared Leto: Gucci from the S/S Love Parade collection. At the LA premiere he wore the bright pink tux. Check out the Gold pants zipper, looks a little bit streetzblog inspired. He’s been showing up everywhere with major Gucci Heat! Fit on point
  • Ashley Tisdale: Gucci all Night Long. Nice oversized Gold belt buckle on the black dress. Other than Jared my favorite look
  • Rachel Zoe: Vibrant Yellow Dress by Gucci
  • Vanessa Bryant: Gucci Cape & Gucci Mini Bag
  • Yvonne Orji: Pink Pant Suit by Rebecca Vallance with Louboutin Heels
  • Salt n Peppa: The very Stylish Giant Gold Gucci belt buckle

The bag I will be rocking to the Hawaii premiere of the House of Gucci

Gucci Gucci Gucci Bag for the big premiere 2021

See you on the House of Gucci Streetz…blog!

House of Gucci Fake No! Clip Nov 2021

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 09: Adam Driver and Lady Gaga attend the UK Premiere Of “House of Gucci” at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on November 09, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Universal Pictures )

Gucci Gucci Fake No!

We are getting very near to the premiere of House of Gucci. As we get closer, more and more becomes available to the media. Check out this clip below. Gucci goes there, yep. They delve into the #fakesnotreal history of their bags and belts. Way back in the 80’s. Fakes have come a long way since the 1980’s and are a prevalent theme on the Streetzblog. Check out this heated exchange between two of the main characters. It’s deliciously perfect!

Adam Driver: “As far as Fakes go, they are pretty good..I’d buy them”

Lady Gaga: “This is Serious…Our Name Sweet Pea…on JUNK”

House of Gucci in theaters 11/24/21. See you on the House of Gucci.. Streetz!

Balenciaga Goes Bag Lady

Balenciaga Spring-Summer 2022. Clones collection.

This is a show that needs to be watched at least 5x to see the many bold and hidden meanings, musings, messaging and of course the clothing. Are the clothes on the models the clothes? Or maybe the collection is on the attendees all dressed in black. What is real? What is fake? Are those really Balenciaga bags with the Gucci pattern? So many different things going on. Its like a Where’s Waldo book for the fashionista. Take a look and see what you see? I suspect everyone sees something different.

Some things that caught my eye: The ode to the Matrix, Sisters of Mercy hairdo’s and shades, The llady who looks like a robot, That other lady in black that never moves, The iPhones swaying side to side in unison.

The world was opening, then it went a bit mad, now it’s time to stock up on supplies. Will we enter Mad Max Fury Road territory or can we hang on long enough to make it to promised land of Oz? Who knows what the world brings us in 2022. At least we can watch this a few more times to escape some of the things that may come our way.

As we always do on Runway shows, here are the Highlights and Lowlights of the show:

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Mirrored winged sunglasses with an ode to the lead singer of Sisters of Mercy
  • The banging music
  • The French prologue
  • This is not a Gucci bag, it’s a Balanciaga that looks just like a Gucci bag
  • The Simpsons hoodie (All sporting Balenciaga gear) Might want to pause it to see what they are wearing
  • The Footlocker Balenciaga shopping bag.
  • That black hoodie with Orange lettering. My favorite colors.
  • 90’s updated exaggerated Cyber-Goth pants

LOWLIGHTS:

  • Oversized bathrobe dresses
  • The oversized puffer look we continue to see on the Runway
  • The sadness on some of the models faces
  • Shirts tucked into pants. All stuffy looking. Yikes!
  • The red upside down chandelier dress
  • That frilly black thing dangling on the models foot
  • The show was too short

Balenciaga Clones Collection:

Demna Gvasalia declared:

“It’s a deep fake of a fashion show,” “What we see online is not what it is. What’s real and what’s fake?”

But no one was “there” and no one is “real.” “It’s a show that never happened,” “But the clothes are real; they were made.

Info provided by vogue.com June 2021

The show notes from vogue.com let us know that they used all of these futuristic applications to make the Runway show:

A deluge of photogrammetry, C.G. grafting, scanning, planar tracking, rotoscoping, machine learning, and 3D modeling.

-Info provided to vogue.com from the show notes on the above runway show-

Have you ever even heard of some of the words above? How did you like/dislike the show? Will you purchase a Balenciaga/Gucci bag? What was real what wasn’t? What will our world be like in 2022? Let us know in the comments below:

See you on the Streetz…blog!

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