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Grey is the new Black

Thom Browne Men’s Fall/Winter 2014-15 Fashion Show

Like two shows in one. First half is various shades of grey. Second half is the Court Jester Balloon jacket and pants show. Enjoy!

Highlights:

  • Grey:  There is still time before Fall/Winter 2014-15 to get your grey on. This show validates a theme we’ve been talking about on Streetzblog for a while now. Grey or shall we say Gray? is the BIG color for Fall/Winter 2014-15. Here we see many different shades, various materials and even a grey plaid fish shown to us all many times throughout the show.
  • Textile Mix Tape:  OnTrend with the mixture of different types of plaids, shades of grey and other types of materials all in one look. It maybe an ode to the Eco Friendly Fashion Future of re-purposing clothes or just looks very hobo-chic Ala Mode of the moment. Either way, it’s way Dope!
  • Built in BackPacks:  Ok, so this is taking the Back-Pack to another level. First they look like the back packs blend into the jackets. Then it seems that they are actually built right into the jackets. Either way, very cool. Nice subtle eye-catching detail. Hey-you wouldn’t lose or forget to bring your gear with you when it’s always with you built into your jacket. Nice for the multi tasking always on the move 21st century man.
  • Setting:  The Magical Forest? Alice in Wonderland? An ode to the upcoming Grey, Gray World? Interesting, the fish and other animals are quite fun to see. Not sure about the animal hats and head dressings on the models. It does give the runway a bit more of a theatrical presence, just a bit scary.
  • Shoes: Grey with black soles. Time for a change from the Black Kicks with White soles. Just when I thought I didn’t need another pair of shoes and these are getting ready to come out.  I would like to try a comfortable high top with a cushy black crepe sole. My feet still hurt and I really do need to find something that is comfortable. Thom sure isn’t being understated about the Grey trend. It’s seen everywhere from Jackets to Trousers, Fish to Shoes. Grey will be the new black for Fall/Winter 2014-15.

Chanel Shopping in the Super Marche

Hot Models, Chic Clothes, & Styling Shoes..Such a Wonderful way to Shop

This is such a fun runway show, I couldn’t resist posting it. For the Chanel Fall 2014 Paris Collection, Karl Lagerfeld held the show  at the Grand Palais  at the Chanel Shopping Center..a Giant Costco-Esque supermarket or as the French would say Super Marche. It’s time to stop Channel Surfing and start Chanel Shopping!

This is  a Spectacular, Tres-Chic, fun show to watch. The Highlights that really stood out for me, other than the awesome setting are:

  • The Multi-Colored oil slick sneakers (Easier to walk in while shopping than heels).
  • The just under the knee Silver chrome accented boots and later on in the show a pair of similar bronze version.
  • The small stylish metal grocery baskets. The little black CC Purse and the Luxe-Life CC necklaces and adornments.
  • The Silver-Metallic Dress. It looks a bit like Chain metal. I like that look.
  • The Over-Sized Silver and Gold Pop-Top Necklaces.
  • The Big Black Headphones.
  • The necklaces with the Giant Bicycle/Locker Padlocks dangling from them. I think I could rock one of those…
  • My favorite outfit is the grey jacket and pants with the many holes in them.  Very unexpected, yet such an excellent look.
  • And I love it in the end when the models actually shop and the one man model in the show is carrying one of the models many, many Chanel Shopping bags. So funny!

Colors included Black (of course), Some light pink ensembles, a bit of orange, a few outfits with many, many colors in them and of course the  Biggest trend for Fall 2014, the obsequious Grey Color.  Women and Men will be seeing a lot of Grey this Fall 2014 and Winter 2015. It seems to be in every show in some way shape or form. When is that 50 Shades of Grey movie coming out anyways?  The First time I checked it was November 2014, Second time I checked it was around Valentines Day 2015. Either one fits the time-table of the color grey for Fall 2014 or Winter 2015.

Hey-does anyone know why Grey is spelled Grey and other times Gray?  I don’t get it. I tend to like Grey.  Which outfit or shoes did you like the best? Did you spot any of the “Where’s Waldo” types of intricacies in the show..maybe the +50% Sale Sign? The Hefty-Bag Coat or the Little Black Tea?  The more you watch the more fun you can have with this show.  LMK what you find and let us all know in the comments section? I’m sure there is much more to find in your favorite Chanel Shopping Aisle. Jambon anyone? Have a Great Monday!

Hair it is-Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Men’s Fashion Show F/W 2014-15

 

The men’s hair is so much fun in this Fashion Show, so plastic, so perfect, so much like a Weeble or a Ken Doll’s hair. That’s my favorite reason for posting this show. Wonder If I could get that look at home for a night out on the town..Wouldn’t that be fun! 

Similar themes to other Men’s and Women’s  F/W 2014-15 shows are the Grey and Camel Colors that have been a recurring theme. Other trend that is continuing is the ever morphisizing of the Men’s shoe.  More fabulous colors, styles and crafting showing up in this similar to other shows in 2012-15. Check out the bright orange tassel shoes or some of the other multi colored kicks. And as color blocking was so big in 2012-13 for women, looks like the menswear in 2014-15 is doing it too.   

I do think the models walked a bit too fast for my taste, needed to watch some of it a couple of times to see everything. And I do agree with Vivienne, there just seems to be too many themes happening in one show. I would recommend and say: A fashion show should be  like a good :60 radio commercial with One central theme, or max of three mini memorable moments. Like I learned the first year I worked in radio-KISS.  Keep it Simple Stupid. Or whatever they changed that last S to make it more politically correct.   

What do you think of the show or the F/W 2014-15 season in general?

BTW: I’m working on a new Hawaii Designs interview with Citystars Apparel. It will be ready to go sometime between March 01-August 31, 2014.  Just waiting on some more pictures and some special “Galaxy” Merch to get to the islands, then I’ll be ready to publish it.

See you on the Streetz.

50 Ways to Say Grey

Moleskin Hooded Jacket-express.com-50 ways to say grey-streetzblog.com

50 Shades of Grey is one of the biggest book trilogy’s of all time. Last I checked over 40 million were sold! I’ve been meaning to do a trend report for fall color fashion for a while now and I was gonna’ post a bunch of cool grey clothes and let you know that grey or gray is the color for Fall. Well, I figure it would be more fun to see if I could find 50 ways to say the word Grey and find fashions that used these words.  After almost giving up twice, I think I did it. Listed below are many ways to say Grey in the fashion and street culture world. Hopefully You’ll have fun reading all the great words and maybe you’ll find a new street brand or two to check out later this week.

And BTW, as I was looking for ways to say grey, I noticed three pretty big trends for fall:  The color grey because of the book and the fact that fall is just a few weeks away, the fashion mags pushing the color purple, and CAMO is coming back in a Big, Big Way! Green and grey camo, flourescent camo, Grunge 90’s camo, Neon camo, camo on wing tip hi top shoes, bright camo on top of dull colors.  One of my favorites back again!

50 ways to say Grey and the matching street culture merchandise:

  1. GRAY with an A:   at Express.com 35 Items!
  2. CHARCOAL:   Gap-City by the Bay T
  3. IRON:   Rag&Bone NYC-Basic Tee
  4. GUNMETAL:   Finally-Snoop Dogg Tank available at Topshop
  5. MOONLESS NIGHT:   Gap-with their solid Oxford button down shirt
  6. MIDNIGHT:   Rag&Bone-Grosvenor Waistcoat
  7. GRAPHITE:   Obey-Juvee Jean
  8. GRANITE:   Free People-The Printed Seamless Leggings
  9. PEWTER:  Vans-The style 31 Sneaker
  10. HEATHER ONYX: VINCE Zip up Hoodie
  11. BOTTLE:   Topshop-Moto Pyramid Stud Jamie Jeans
  12. CARBON:   Elwood-Drifter Jeans
  13. RESIN RINSE:  VINCE-Straight Leg Jeans
  14. HEATHER SHADOW-HEATHER SLATE:   VINCE-Breton Stripe Cashmere Hoodie
  15. HEATHER SLATE:   VINCE-Stripe Cashmere Sneaker
  16. HTHR CHARCOAL:   J.Crew-Ludlow two button suit jacket wt double vented back in Italian wool
  17. MERCURY:   J.Crew-Vintage Cord Pants in relaxed fit
  18. SMOKE:   Spiewalk-Ash Field Coat
  19. DEEP HARBOR:   J.Crew-Sunfaded Chino in Classic Fit Color
  20. CHARCOAL WAX:   Comune-The Davis Jean
  21. SPECKLE BLACK:   Crooks and Castles-The BullyBikerButtonDown Shirt
  22. BLACK ROCK:   AH by Android Homme-The propulsion HI Sneaker
  23. BOULDERS:   Kazbah-Fyasko Shirt
  24. CASPER:   Kazbah-191 Unlimited Long Sleeve shirt
  25. SLATE:   RVCA-Toiler Jacket
  26. COAL:   Cheap Monday-Tight Fit Jeans
  27. CEMENT:   KR3W-K Slim Fit Erik Ellington Jeans
  28. LITHIUM WHEEL WASH:   Analog-Creeper Jeans
  29. TUMBLED MERLIN:  Levis-508 Jeans:
  30. H CARBON:   VINCE-Peacoat Sweater and double-faced top coat
  31. GRAVEL:   Vans-V66 Slim Fit Jeans
  32. STEEL:    Puma-Heritage Wind Jacket
  33. POOL:   Gravis-Arto Sneaker
  34. LEAD:   Adidas-AR 2.0 Sneakers
  35. ALUMINUM:   Adidas-Ar 2.0 Sneakers
  36. STONE:   HUF-Mateo Sneaker
  37. DARK SHADOW:   Vans Footwear-The 106 Vulcanized sneaker
  38. WILD DOVE:   Vans-The Sk8 hi Sneaker
  39. NICKEL:   Alexander Wang-Zippper Sunglasses
  40. DUSTY BLACK:   Obey-The World Tour Cut off Armhole Tank
  41. MINERAL:   Obey-The Push Peace Tee
  42. STORMY SEA:   Obey-The Waves Tube Skirt
  43. NIGHT:   Funktional-Slash Leggings
  44. PEWTER ANIMAL:   Dittos-The Dawn Mid Rise Skinny pant/pany
  45. SHADOW:   J.Crew-Wallace and Barnes Slim Fishtail Pants
  46. DARKNESS:  Denimocracy Anarky knit Sknny Pants
  47. ALUMINUM:  Sol Republic-Amps HD Headphones
  48. BLACK SPECKLE:  All Day-the short sleeve Henley
  49. GUNNY:  Supra-Vaider Sneakers
  50. STONE WASHED METAL:  Palladium-Pampa Boot
  51. STEEL:  Puma-Blaze of Glory LWT Sneaker
  52. BLACK ICE:  Creative Recreation-Cesario Sneaker
  53. BLUE NITE:  Sebago-Docksides Boat Shoes

And here are the grey names that I just made up over the last hour or two.  Some would work well as colors for the 50 Shades of Grey clothing deals.  *According to an article on vogue.co.uk, the 50 Shades of Grey author E.L James has 3 clothing deals coming up.  These are with Freeze Clothing, Briefly Stated and HYP.

  1. SLAB
  2. Used Nail
  3. Seattle Sky
  4. Thunder
  5. Dirty Pigeon
  6. Denim Rail
  7. Dodge and Burn Black
  8. Slippery Skate Ramp
  9. New Year’s Day
  10. Lake Michigan
  11. Tarnished Bullet
  12. Acid Rain
  13. Industrial Storm
  14. Old Screw
  15. Silver Medal
  16. Crushed Saw Blade
  17. Dirty Martini
  18. Indian Nickel
  19. Nuts and Bolts
  20. Chicago Slush
  21. New York Hail
  22. Elephant
  23. Blurred Black
  24. Blank DVD
  25. MacBook Pro
  26. Change Without Pennies
  27. Frog Pond
  28. Hapa Black
  29. Winter Sidewalk
  30. City Sky
  31. Ash

BTW:  Today, Hawaii Five-O was shooting a show down the street from where I work.  They were right in front of Soho on Pauahi near Bethel in Downtown Honolulu.  I like to be respectful of what they were doing, so I won’t tell you about the scenes that were filmed.  But I will tell you that to do the shoot, the day before I noticed 4-5  booths being set up. I thought that they were for an HPU Fun Fair or something. Come to find out, they were built specifically for the set of today’s #H50 shoot.  They had a shave ice stand, a fruit stand and 2-3 others-Amazing!

It was fun to watch some people who were either in a hurry or didn’t notice the cameras trying to go over to the stands for lunch or dessert..LOL

And of course, if you have any great ways to say grey, leave us a comment or send an email.. Have a Great Day!

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