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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

scott Mackenzie-Streetzblog 2021

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!

Rick Owens F/W 2021/22 PFW

Rick Rocks the Dystopian Athleisure Goth

Place: Venice, Italy Date of Show: January 2021 Name of Show: Gethsemane

Paris Fashion week is back and so is Rick Owens. Gone are the abstract art interpretations of his Menswear show. And Back, what he does best. Mostly Black colors with some Dark greys and bits of contrasting whites. This show is what you would expect to see if you thought of Rick Owens the Brand.

Models parading through the smoke and fire in the dystopian VIP line. Lots of nice black clothing. Some dark greys. Slits and slashes, bit of bondage. If you think Rick Owens, this is the show for you. Even the music, may have been repetitive but matched the mood of the clothing line and presentation perfectly. The music and show had a nice Cynamatic style, not to brash, precision flow, right on target.

Even had an ode to Dracula/Vampires with the bellowing black capes. This is how I prefer to see a Rick Owens show. Doing what he does best-Hi-End Dystopian Athleisure Goth. Vibe of show, clothes at show, music, all perfectly match the Rick Owens brand. Well done. A+ Four Stars.

Highlights:

  • The gathering area prior to walking the Streetz/Runway. Dope like a VIP line for a nightclub
  • The Smoke/the Fire/the Ambiance
  • The Setting and Music worked well together
  • The Black and Grey Colors of the Clothing. Rick’s best work is done in BLACK. He does not need to change that!
  • Bondage straps
  • Precision Holes and cuts in the fabrics
  • Mask Wearing
  • The Finale

I liked this show so much, there aren’t many Lowlights. But because it’s the streetzblog tradition to provide the two, here are the only lowlights.

Lowlights:

  • The out of place abstract purple puffer jackets
  • The white underwear (briefs) Just was not needed and didnt fit any of the rest of the show
  • Chunky high heels for men. Just not a fan of them
  • The light blue, once again did not fit with the rest, but there wasnt much of it, so its ok

Great Show and Glad that there was a Paris Fashion week 2021. Maybe next year, I can visit in person.

See you on the Streetz…blog

YY Fall/Winter 2021/22 Menswear PFW

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

Y-3 F/W 2019-20

Y-3 is the Only Brand You Need

Runway Show Paris Fashion Week March 2019

If I could choose only one brand it would be Y-3.  It can be worn at an upscale event, brunch, a Sporting event, on the streetz or even for lounging around the crib on a Sunday afternoon. Usual colors are Black + White and even when other colors are positioned in, they tend to look pretty nice.

The clothes are always made with superior high quality.  Every pair of Y-3 pants I own are sturdy, solid and clean. I can actually feel the high standard of tailorshp that goes into them, when I wear them.

Although they can run a tad big at times. I do own a piece or 2 that are a bit big. If you get a chance, try them on.  Pro Tip:  SSENSE tends to have the best on-line sales.  And Bloomingdale’s  is the place to go for selection, quantity and to try the goods on for your fit. You may need to size down 1-2 sizes dependent on the year the Y-3 clothes are from.  For this show they did run a tad Big.  You can also catch Y-3 on the Adidas site, where you will find a pretty decent array of clothing and All of this season’s shoes.

Highlights:

  • Comfy Flow
  • Fluid Clean
  • Oversized Fun Flair Street
  • Black + White Layering upon Layer
  • The YOHJI Track Jacket & Tees
  • Melange of Exotic Swirling Colors
  • White on Black Adidas Stripes Poppin’ like some Jiffy Pop
  • Unisexy
  • The Kicks

Lowlights:

  • The Music during the Show
  • The Orange, Black, White, color blocked Track Suit and Jumper
  • The Unfazed Attendees

See you on the Streetz…blog!

A Dozen Shades of Black

Yohji Yamamoto Runway Show F/W 2020-21  Paris, France January 16, 2020

    • Billowy
    • Fluid
    • Flowing
    • Distinct
    • 12 Shades of the Color Black
    • Comfort
    • Attention to detail
    • Ease of Flow
    • High Class Vagabond
    • Distinguished Layers
    • Gaberdine
    • Luxe Life Avec Le Comfort
    • Well Done

Air DiorDan

Dior Miami Fashion Show Men’s Pre-Fall 2020

Just going give you the link to the Neo-Mint Green Trend Spotting by us.  Click here  As written on the Streetzblog on May 10, 2019

And this Fashion show is where the Dior x Jordan 1 sneaker is seen IRL.  I’ve seen pricing on my IG from $2,000 – $25,000 a pair.  We shall see what people will pay for them soon.

Have a nice week.  See you on the Streetz of Hawaii this week, NY and Chicago soon (Dec 2019)

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

Y-3 Springs into Summer 2019

Y-3 Fits on Point

Y-3 Runway Show Menswear Spring/Summer 2019

Sunday June 24, 2018 Paris, France-Musee des Arts Decoratifs

Y-3 is the sporty athlesuire brand designed by Yohji Yamamto in conjunction with Adidas. They tend to stick true to their black and white color palette, with hints of various colors each season.  For SS 2019 we see some reds, greens, blues and a tannish beige/Off White. Y-3 is one of Streetzblog’s favorite brands. If we save up $$ for something, it’s usually Y-3, Rick Owens, Off-White or Alexander Wang x Adidas.

There’s plenty of time to save up, the clothes in this video will be ready to wear in Spring/Summer of 2019.

Y-3 enjoys the greatness of being able to work with ateliers in both Tokyo and Germany. Bringing the best of both Countries together.  This collection shows the specialty cuts from Tokyo/Yohji Yamamoto with innovative texture of clothing from Germany/Adidas. One of the Hot, New fabrics is used right now (June 2018) by athletes and will be available for all of us to wear in 2019. It’s the lightest Gore-Tex ever made entitled Shakedry.

The Biggest plus from the show are the clothes are getting back to baggy. Flowing, yet crisp Silhouettes. Some leggings inside of bellowing shorts and wide leg pants, which takes us one step further away from the Skinny Jean Fad.  And the Kicks are very nice and comfy with the rad Y-3 logo ever present.

This Runway show needs to be watched 2-5x to get the full effect. It’s hard to decide whether the clothes or the kicks are the Star. Both looks are on my Most Wanted List. If you look close at the clothes, you may see the new Y-3/Skull logo. It’s there, just a bit hard to find.  See what you think of the clothes and kicks and let us know in the comments section. And if you can’t wait till Spring/Summer 2018, you can get some nice deals (up to 30% off) on the y-3 stacked logo, limited edition James Harden collection or some nice Bashyo’s here at Y3.com

Below are some of the Best looks from the Runway. Pictures courtesy of Vogue.com See more pix here at (Vogue.com)  Shakedry name supplied by Vogue and WWD.

 

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See you on the Streetz!

Off-White delivers the Goods

Off White Spring Summer 2019 Runway Show-Paris, France 6/20/18

Highlights:

The stand up waist jeans with no belt

Ode to Dondi White and the Simpsons

The outfits in the crowd had some nice Off-White exclusives and lots of  Ultra Decent Fits

New materials ala 1990’s rave/punk

Some new Docs x Off-White

Music was fun!

Seen in the crowd-New Off-White x Nike Blazers with bright orange Swoosh

New Off-White branding in stylized Script

Lowlights:

Very similar to what we’ve been seeing

Not enough of what we want-T’s and Hoodies with Off-White in big bold letters on the back.  As soon as any of these go on sale, they sell out very quickly.

Shorts too short

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