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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)

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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!

Public School Spring/Summer 2016 #NYFW September 2015

PSNY SS 2016 Runway Show

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Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne at Public School sure have their work cut out for them this week. Today/Sunday was the Public School Runway Show, at 3:00p.m EST, On Wednesday September 16, 2015, they have the debut of their DKNY Collection.

This Public School collection is pretty amazing, especially on the female side.  I suspect the DKNY show will have more Blacks and Dark Greys along with some sort of NYC vibe and probably some Ol’ School 90’s references.

Here are the best shots I snapped from the Live stream on the Public School Website at 5:30 a.m. Hawaii Time. Enjoy!

Pre Show

The Show – Most of the Black and White Color Palette

The Show-Sexy and Flashy

Colors and Guys

The Finale

Preview of the DKNY Show Courtesy of the DKNY Instagram Account (The Show is Wed September16, 2015)
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What I wore to the Show
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Either See you on the Streetz of Honolulu or at the DKNY Runway Show on Wednesday at 9am HST 3pm EST. Have a Fun and Fabulous Week!

Alexander Wang Spring 2016 Runway Show

The Right Way to Wear and Wang It

Pre Show Atmosphere

Looked like more people than usually were allowed at such a show. Crowd was also pretty mixed, Foreign press dressed in long Khaki Rain Coats, The Brunette Fashion Gals all staring at their phones, Some various people looking a bit lost? For some reason and not really dressed for the occasion, Lots of Hi-End Kicks on guys and gals along with the pseudo anti-establishment group in their very new yet slightly beat up Converse Kicks. Looked like FREE cocktails were very available. And with close attention, the best foreshadowing fashion flair I noticed were various people dressed in both Horizontal and Vertical grey and black striped shirts and skirts. Some looked planted and others just were wearing it, maybe to support the AW 10th Anniversary?  (Later in the show we will see thicker vertical striped pants in grey and black along with my favorite horizontal brown and black striped pants).

Pre Show Set-List:

  1. Rihanna-Pour It Up
  2. Fetty Wap Feat. Monty-My Way
  3. NAS Feat. Lauryn Hill-If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)
  4. Rick Ross-Bandz
  5. Various Drums
  6. The Weekend Feat. School Boy Q, Rick Ross-Often (Explicit Remix) Mixed up with Sirens to get people to settle into their seats for the Runway Show
  7. Drake-10 Bands (Lights dimmed then went completely Dark before Start of the Show).

The Hashtags and @ Signs

#AWS16  #NYFW #Alexanderwang  #Wang10 @AlexanderwangNY

The Show

More Color than I expected. Especially on the Female models, one actually was dressed all in Pink! Overall a fun show with mostly wearable clothes.  Horizontal striped pants stood out on the guys. And layered with various textures stood out on the Ladies. Red Shoe laces on some nice looking black and sometimes white kicks were very visible.  Here is a snapshot of the Looks.

My Favorite Looks

The Two Looks I Wouldn’t  Wear, but Maybe you might Like?

The Finale

Post Show Graphics and the Iconic AW Catwalk Run & Wave!

So that you can see and feel the full feeling of the evening. Here are some of Video Graphics splashing the walls. Along with the Iconic Alexander Wang Catwalk Run & Wave. Enjoy!

*All Pictures from every picture shown Above were shot via my iPhone5s during the live stream. Some str8t from the show, others had a bit of post editing done to them.  I almost feel like I’m in NYC this week. (September 2015)

Celebrities At The Show

  • Kanye
  • Kylie
  • Tyga
  • Nicki
  • Gaga
  • Christina
  • Anna
  • The Weeknd
  • Bella
  • Miguel
  • Mary
  • Zoe
  • Lykke

After Party Performers

  • Lil’ Wayne
  • Ludacris
  • Tinashe

After Party Sea Shore Blue Jell-O Pop Shots

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**The Jell-O Pop Shots picture is originally from the Alexanderwangny Instagram account, with some post editing done in one of my latest apps. (App is entitled Layout if you’re interested in checking it out).

What were your favorites? See you on the Streetz and have an Amazing Week!

H&M-A 2015 Space Oddysey

H&M Brings the Space Age Swag

H&M Studio A/W-2015 Runway Show

The Grand Palais in Paris was full of celebrities, it-girls and supermodels as H&M showed their A/W Women’s Studio Collection. Super Style Swankster and Music Producer Caroline de Maigret was lucky enough to wear a custom silver jumpsuit, then DJ in a specially produced space pod doing a live DJ-Set that gave the good vibes to the catwalk show.

Upbeat, fun music lead the way with this stylish collection. Not far behind was the star-studded audience of Solange Knowles, Noomi Rapace and one of my favorite actors of the moment:  Audrey Tautou.  If you haven’t seen the movie Amelie, be sure to see it. A very Beautiful Day, positive, full of surprises, slightly Avante-Garde, very french portrayal of one women’s Quest for Love.  If you’re feeling a bit down and out, it’s a really great pick me up-kick in the pants, get out of your pity party kind of movie; great for a rainy Sunday afternoon.  Audrey is also known for Mood Indigo, The Da Vinci Code, La Delicatesse, Dirty Pretty Things and of course, Coco Before Chanel!

Super Models at the show included:  Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Edie Cambell dressed in a combination of hipster 70’s influenced tie-dyes and a futuristic Apres Ski sporty collection. The Apres Ski styles remind me of an Audrey Hepburn movie I recently watched on TMC entitled Charade. It’s a pretty good movie, but the real star of the show are the fashions which are out of this world, I bet it was on the mood board for this collection.

Seems like we’re due for an announcement from H&M on a November H&M x (insert designer here) collaboration. My vote goes for another Alexander Wang Health Goth #2, his regular line is very nice, yet quite expensive. I would like this to be the collab, yet highly doubt this will be the announcement. Just hope it’s a duo gender friendly collection. Both Target and Uniqulo’s latest collabs have been 90% female based.  Men are due for some Sassy & Stylish famous designer fast fashion soon.

Have a Beautiful Day!

Hawaii Fashion Month-Royal Hawaiian Center Runway Show 2014

Colorful Local Runway Show in Waikiki

Royal Hawaiian Center at the Grove in Waikiki, Hawaii-Saturday November 22, 2014

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!

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