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Helmut Lang Runway Spring/Summer 2020

Helmut Lang Mens + Womens S/S 2020 Runway Show

Spacious, Stark blanc en blanc room with pops of colored clothing…fluidly floating thru Time and Space

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Spacious, Stark blanc en blanc room with pops of colored clothing…fluidly floating thru Time and Space. The Helmut Lang Runway show for the Spring/Summer 2020 season provides a nicely mixed soundtrack of techno tracks, with models perfectly choreographed to flow through the intersections of time and space provided.

Giving us high end luxury clothing that looks super comfortable to wear indoors and out. For both Women and Men. Trust me, Helmut Lang clothes are well constructed, made of high end fabrics, sewed to perfection. Flawless execution of fabrication deluxe. Below are the Highlights and Lowlights of the Helmut Lang Runway Show.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Music. Flow of it. Techno pulse of it. Vibe of it, to fit the Venue
  • The multi pocketed Olive green cropped jackets
  • The Comfy, Fluid, feel of the clothing. It all felt just so comfortable. Flowing, Swirling, thru the cross Trafficked runway
  • The Army Green/Olive colors
  • Use of straps (Both Men’s and Women’s)
  • Silver on White
  • Blanc en Blanc setting. Let the clothes do the walking and talking
  • Bright Yellow. Yep, Even I liked the Color yellow popping through the stark white background
  • The Light Green Men’s Suit
  • Bright Yellow + Neon Pink Women’s dresses
  • The Helmut Lang Quality of the Clothing

LOWLIGHTS

  • Too much of the color White
  • Not enough of the color Black. (Most of the best HL clothes are black or at least Gun Metal/Nickel colored)
  • Da Vinyl clothing
  • Beige/Brown. Two of the worst clothing colors other than White and Aqua
  • The Faded blue Jeans Jacket and Pants. Just did not fit the rest of the higher end line of the Brand

Y-3, Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto, Daniel Patrick and Chapter are streetzblog favorites featuring mostly darker shades of clothing, solidly made tailoring, to wear for many years to come. Over the last 3 years, Helmut Lang has become a go to favorite along the same lines as the brands listed above.

In December 2018, I had finished up a lunch with my friend at a super-good vegan joint near Union Square, NYC. I figured I’d head to Soho on Foot. Was a lot longer and colder than I expected. But, I landed at the Helmut Lang Sample sale. I do LOVE a good sample sale. And this was Perf for me. Almost the entire selection was my all time Favorite color-Black!

I was in that sample sale for like 2 hours. Trying on things, snagging & swooping upon shirts and pants as soon as someone put them back, and putting some back myself as I was on a Bit of a budget. Socializing, touching and feeling each and every piece of these high end quality items. And waiting for an XL or even a L to appear in the Hoodie section. I ended up with 5 items: Black Calf Skin Luxe-Life Kicks, Perfectly tailored Shorts, One T shirt and a pair of Gaberdine Trousers with crisp cool exquisite buttons on the bottoms of the legs. All at 70-80% off retail. Hanging out and purchasing these items, I became an instant fan of the Brand.

Here’s a picture of the Helmut Lang Luxe-Life Kicks. Super comfortable in the color black…of course:

Recently (January 2021) before going on my 90 day no shoes no clothes purchasing cleanse. In January 2021, I re-found Helmut Lang during their Surplus Sale. Was just like a NY Sample sale, yet on line. Not quite as much fun, no hanging with people, no touching the fabrics, no trying on clothes and shoes. But I did know the quality would be there. Scored some pretty dope pieces yet again. A long Sleeve Army Green Modal Cotton (The kind of cotton that is smooth and silky on the skin) A really nice pair of 3m striped pants (Black with silver stripe), a pair of Gun Metal Colored shorts similar to the sample sale, just a bit more fitting and of course a T shirt. Budget was under $225, retail was over $1050. SCORE!

Here’s the Helmut Lang F/W 2020 Pants with Silver 3M Stripe:

I’ve got my eyes on the New Helmut Strap joggers and the Strap knee length shorts. Hope they have enough stock for a sample or surplus sale on these 2 items. Maybe in May. And Maybe in May, we can shop in store again? Hope, the in-store experience comes back sooner than later. I really cant go anywhere nowadays, I like to touch the materials too much, and peruse for way longer than the usual customer. Thus, it’s way too risky of an endeavor for me in March 2020 thru May? 2021.

If you want to see the new goods or the current sale, check Helmut Lang out right here

See you on the Streetz…blog!

You only know my Name, not my Story

IN JULY 2020, THERE ARE MANY NICE CLOTHES, BUT NO WHERE TO WEAR THEM!

Balmain Menswear F/W 2019-20

         HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Dope Sunglasses
  • Can’t go wrong with Blacks, Greys and Whites
  • Preppy Militant
  • The Music Rocks especially Fury Weekend’s Industrialized Pink Floyd Tune
  • Fits the vibe of the World in July 2020
  • Inclusion + Diversity
  • Horizontal stripes
  • The Black pants with the thick White stripe down the side
  • Elevated Dr. Who + John Lennon specs
  • That Hoodie! You know the which one!!
  • Specialty Slogans with meaning
  • Olivier’s Haircut and Outfit
  • The finale

         LOWLIGHTS:

  • The Flapping Grey Belts and Gray Accoutrements
  • The Funky Black material for the vampy Blade inspired looks. Seems too thin and a bit tacky
  • Frilly, Textured, Flowery, Material
  • Lack of Ability to Spot the Celebs in Attendance

Dior Men’s F/W 19

Kim Jones Scores for Dior F/W 2019

Get ready to wear Dior in Fall/Winter 2019. Some really nice tailored, polished clothing along with kicks and bags that ooze with spectacle and  style. The collection is futuristic just enough to coordinate well within the Dior Aesthetic.  Very wearable from work to the Hi-end club.

Check out the Highlights, Lowlights, the short :30 video if you’re in a hurry and the longer Runway show.  Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.  See you on the Streetz!

Highlights:

  • Tailored + Polished with a bit of Punk
  • Kim Jones Designed
  • Dope cross body bags and backpacks
  • Even more dope: Circular Duffel bag (And I’m much more of a shoes guy than a bag man).
  • Shiny, comfy black Shoes
  • Nice fabrics, mostly the wool’s and scuba inspired
  • Punk Rock influenced Accouterments
  • Blacks, Greys, + Browns
  • Harness’ and plenty of pockets (Very on Trend)

Lowlights:

  • Long black bondage gloves
  • Shiny wrinkly trouser fabrics
  • Long whispery scarves (Yes the scarf is a hot item for 2019/2020, I’m just not too into them)
  • Sweater material instead of T shirt fabric
  • White, Taupe and Light Blue

Soundtrack: Remixed Daft Punk
Movement: Instead of walking down a runway, the models stood on a catwalk conveyor belt.

Dior Men’s F/W 2019/20 Runway Show

The 7 Layer Fit

Balenciaga’s got you Covered for Cold Weather

The Balenciaga Oversized Layered Parka Coat-Product Number: 1234071

They call this the Oversized Layered Parka Coat. And yep, it’s for sure Oversized. 7 layers to be exact. Here’s what’s included:

  • Plaid Shirts
  • Jersey Hoodies
  • Technical Fleece
  • Cold weather Outer layer
  • Cuffed sleeves
  • 2 Front patch pockets (Hopefully more inside)
  • Drawstring hood with coordinating hem

At a price of $10,405, it’s more than 1k per layer. This Coat packs a pretty big punch of Major Layered Swag.  Sure hope they add some Balenciaga logos so everyone knows what you’re rockin’. It does say that: This is a pre-shot item; this product’s details are subject to change in production. I hope so, they for sure need to add some Balenciaga writing on it. For the price, you’ll want people to know it’s a Balenciaga.  If you’re interested in slaying the layered look this Winter, you can purchase the Oversized Layered Parka Coat AKA: the 7 layered coat Here.  *Pictures courtesy of MatchesFashion.com  

See you on the Streetz!

 

 

Don’t Ya Wantanabe Some Pockets

Save some space for my clothes

Junya Watanabe SS 2019 Paris, France. June 22, 2018

It’s all about places to put your Keys, cards, and phones. So many Fanny Packs, Storage Vests, Sling Bags, Man Sacks, Power Purses & many multiple pocket pieces

Junya Watanabe Bag Man 2

Here’s one of my favorite Workwear looks.  Check the Zip Pockets on Jacket. Cargo pocket pants

Junya Watanabe Workwear SS 2019

Some pretty nice back-end Camo pockets

Junya-Watanabe-Camo-pocket-

See you on the Streetz!

Y-3 to be You and Me

Y-3 Spring/Summer 2018 Runway Show

Y-3 is Slammin’ the Jams on the Spring/Summer 2018 Runway!  Here’s the Highlights:

Simple yet Sweet Stacked Logo items-Jackets, shorts, shirts, socks & backpacks

Lots of Black & White

Lots of Luxe-Life Kicks fixes! The Hi-Top Bashyo, Boosted Kusari &  Boosted Saikou. Style and comfort. Elevated Next Level Shizzems

Solid Confidence on the Runway gives you & me EXTRA Swagger on the Streetz

The BASHYO with stacked logo in Black, White and Red. Immediately raises your Clout Level. On the Street, in the Office, at the Club

Tailored Baggy Silhouettes = More Comfort on the Black-Top  or in the Board-Room

Energetic, Youthful, Fierce, Solid, Swagger

On Trend-Wear Y-3 Bold or Understated. The Choice is Yours

Nice Fit

Available now (3/18/18) Here

Going to War with Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Newest of the New-Number Two
Menswear: Autumn/Winter 2018/2019

We continue to look and find the trends & colors of Menswear Fall/Winter 2018-19. Today , we check out Vivinne Westwoods pre video before the collection.  Here are the ridings from today’s Newest of the New Fall/Winter 2018-19.

Camo Not Camo, Military influence, Lots of Plaid, a bit of tweed.

Green, Taupe, Red, Off-Pink, Some Orange.

War, Peace & Punk influences. Uniform, New Romantic, Adam Ant goes high Street.

Collect the Cards, Connect the cards, Peach flags. Not really sure what she’s saying here, but gives us weirdness, suspense and intrigue.

No main trend or color on this teaser.  It may have been easier to spend the $275 on the 2019 Menswear trend book.  Hmmm. See you on the Streetz…Blog.

PRADA-Pre Fall/Winter 2018-19

Newest of the New-Number One

Menswear 2018-19.

When I was in NY in Dec 2017, they had a book for sale for $275 that told the Men’s Trend’s for 2019. It was quite pricey, yet a bit tempting to see what colors and trends are in-upcoming.

Instead of buying the book, In Jan and Feb 2018, Steetzblog will post some Runway shows and what we see at the early shows. Today, we have Prada-Pre Fall 2018 + Fall Winter 2018-19.

Check the Vid below and here’s a quick, insta re cap of some of what’s in store for us for 2019:

Black, Continued trend of Flo-Yellow, Blues in various shades, knee length shorts. Classic Prada Red and White on Black, Lots of Bags n Tags. Slate Grey, Whites, Women in Men’s wear, gender fluidity.

URBAN-TROPICAL

Hats, More bags n Tags, Decent hi-tops, some tan, some more Fluorescent. Fluid, Comfy Cuts.

Overall, Nice show, some of my favorite colors, music worked, clothes fit the classic Prada vibe perfectly. Didn’t push the envelope to much, but didn’t need to, very wearable clothes and Kicks!  

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!

Off White

Off White Goes off the Street

off-white-plaid-2017

High End Street Wear Brand Off White known for their diagonal/Slant stripes and the word WHITE on the backs of shirts, usually in a Black and White Color-Way. Goes off the path a bit in their latest Fall-Winter 2017 Runway Show.

There are lots of Vans inspired Checks, Flowing/Swaying with the wind clothes, various colored denim and a few nice shirts with the diagonal/slant design and White on back long-sleeved shirts, made out of an exquisite fluffy type of material.

I suspect it was time to shuffle things up a bit. But with all the sold out standard Tees unavailable. I would have gone at least another year of the standard issue Off White branded diagonal stripes with the big WHITE on back shirts and pants.  *With all the Sold-Out Off White clothing out there, might be tempted to get a $86 Knock off on Ebay, but the sellers seem a bit sketchy.  Sizing is xs-XL and says most shirts fit all.  That sounds pretty whackety Whack. So, maybe I’ll never get an Off White Shirt if the trend continues with things like this Runway Show.

We shall see if these looks catch on as HOT as all their other shirts and pants did over the last few years.  In NY Dec 2015, Off White was the Biggest brand I noticed in NYC. This Year, Dec, 2016, what I saw most  were those super long, most likely very warm, tres expensive Canada Goose jackets in Dark Blue. LInes down the street at their store and people grabbing for them right and left at Bloomies.

 
Highlights

  • The Long Sleeve Diagonal print with WHITE on back shirts with the fluffy material.
  • The Bomber Jacket with the Orange block square pattern.
  • The Music:  Very spot on with the spoken word, underground Hip-Hop and Jazz, ambient soundtrack. It sounded exactly like 2 restaurants I ate in NY in December 2016.  Seems like the world is going  toward more of a background underground mix than the blazing EDM and  banging industrial of the last couple years.
  • The long plaid Men’s Jacket.

LowLights

  • The Vans inspired checkered shirts and pants. Let Vans do Vans. Let Off White do Off White. The limited Edition Chrome Hearts x Off White Tees at Christmas were also Vans inspired. Were a direct take off of their logo. Somethings going on with the 2 companies.  Hmm
  • The flowing/Swaying materials and vibe. Felt a bit old-fashioned not forward fashion.
  • The lack of the standard Diagonal/Slant Designs with the word WHITE on back.
  • The funny colored Denim.
  • And the leave prints. I can go to Wal-Mart for some Leave imprinted camo for $49 instead of what will most likely be $490.
  • Baggy pants. This is a trend I see a lot in menswear. I liked the drop crotch look, I liked the fitted suits, but me, I think I would look funny in baggie pants with wide leg holes.  Maybe a 22 year old could pull it off, but I doubt it would work for me.

What do you think of the New Direction of Off White?  Feeling it? Or not?  Let us know in the comment section.

See you on the Streetz! This week I finally have a Saturday off, so hopefully hitting the beach, sleeping a bit and maybe some Yoga or even Chanting…if I get the courage to go to it.

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