Blog Archives

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.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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

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

Exuding Elegance in Le Cite De La Mode

Yohji Yamamoto Fall/Winter 2018-19

Paris Fashion Week:  March 2, 2018

One of my goals is to make it to NY Fashion week. After seeing the Paris shows in Feb/Mar 2018, I’m thinking a better goal is to make it to Paris Fashion week. This show is from the Paris portion of the Feb/Mar Quad Fashion Foray.  New York, London, Milan & Paris. And it is Exquisite. Yes, Paris is the goal! Or as YY calls it on the IG post: the Cite de la Mode

Only doing Highlights today.  The show doesn’t really have any low-lights other than the color brown…LOL   I’ll stick with the 2018 easy to read, super-quick attention span style of writing with the fun fonts, colors, bolding etc.

Highlights:

Flowing, Graceful, & Peaceful 

Color Palette:  Black, Dark Grey, A Bit of White and some Brown

A bit of Bowie influence on the Make-Up side of things. Rectangles over one eye

Asymmetric, Bulky-Fluidity, Moving like a slowed down silent movie

Amazing hairdo’s

Classic, Yet a la mode, On-trend, Traditional YY

Comfy Kicks in Highs and Lows-Extra Nice Boots, Cool Tennies in Black and White

Did I say lots and lots of the color Black! YAH!!

Check out the crowd, it’s like they’re frozen in time, in a trance like state! I don’t think I saw a single person move the whole show. Amazing.  And by the looks of the crowd, seems like they took their iPhones from them before the show?  Maybe?

What do you think of the show? This season’s Runway shows?  See you on the Streetz!

New Zoo Land Premiere

Star-Studded NYC Premiere of Zoolander 2 Does Not Disappoint

Zoolander-2-in-Cryllyic

Tuesday February 9, 2016. Lincoln Center. Manhattan, NY

The Premiere of the highly anticipated Zoolander 2 kicked off with a Runway Show featuring many HOT designers latest clothes including Derek’s favorite La Maison De Valentino. Ben, Owen, Will, Penelope along with Gigi Hadid Lineisy Montero & a few others, hit the Runway prior to the Premiere at Lincoln Center in NYC. Skrillix provided the Bangin’ Beats for the Movie & Model Star studded Runway.

They wore some of the World’s favorite designer brands including:  Valentino, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, and Tommy Hilfiger.

Justin Theroux who plays the Evil DJ in Zoolander and Zoolander 2 was in full blown character, barely recognizable as Jen Aniston’s typically sauve husband. Just look at him! Way over the Top attempting to wear all the trendy items of the moment all at once. Supreme x Jordan, Many Gold Chains, Zoo York, Extra long Dread locks, Gold Jeremy Scott winged Adidas kicks, Back-Pack, Headphones, The obligatory meggings,  Even the half shorts half skirt trend from last weeks NYFW16-Men’s shows. About all he’s missing is an over sized puffy jacket and some strapped pants. Check him out below:

The Evil DJ is really Justin Theroux!

The Evil DJ is really Justin Theroux!

Here are the many Super-Stars in attendance at the Premiere:

  • Ben Stiller
  • Owen Wilson
  • Penelope Cruz
  • Will Ferrell
  • Kristin Wiig
  • Justin Theroux
  • Skrillex
  • Gigi Hadid
  • Billy Zane
  • Adriana Lima
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Milla Jovovich
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Kris Jenner
  • Naomi Campbell
  • SooJoo Park
  • Erin Heatherton
  • Lineisy Montero
  • Stella Maxwell
  • Imaan Hammam
  • Martha Hunt
  • Alexander Wang
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • And Even Anna Wintour!

Below are some more pix from the event all courtesy of Instagram. How bout’ Kendall Jenner nailing the infamous look! All of this blog posting is about the festivities prior to the movie. Wonder how the movie was? And I sure bet the after-party was spectacular! Oh, I so much would have loved to be at this. Shoulda’ put it on my bucket list. There’s Still Zoolander 3, I still have chance! Have a nice rest of the week! See you on the Streetz of HI.

 

PSNY Kick off Men’s NYFW Bowie Style

Fall 2016 School’s in Session

Inside the Outside Inside Outside Runway Show. PSNY-2/2/16Photo courtesy of AP.

Inside the Outside Inside Outside Runway Show. PSNY-2/2/16Photo courtesy of AP.

Maxwell Osborne, Dao-Yi Chow & Their Brand Public School sneakily staged a special Inside-Outside Runway Show on Day 1 of Mens NYFW February 2, 2016. PSNY took to the streetz staging a runway outside of Milk Studios in NY. The runway displayed the Fall 2016 Men’s Collection to the public, then circled inside to show the pieces to the media and celebs in attendance. (Celebrities at the show included: Hip-Hop Artist: Fabolous, Producer Extraordinaire: Swizz Beats Instagram Fashion Man of the Moment: Nick Wooster and New York Giants: Victor Cruz.

The designers took inspiration from the movie entitled, The Man Who fell to Earth which starred David Bowie back in 1976. I actually went to see this movie sometime in the early 80’s. It’s about an Alien/Bowie who wonders around planet Earth looking for water to bring back to his home planet. It’s a pretty bizarre, artsy, slow-moving movie and if Bowie was not in it, I would have left the theatre before the end. I remember some pretty rad sunglasses but wasnt so impressed by the styles in the movie.

Some of the silhouettes of the Fall 2016 clothes and some of the more earthy tones remind me a bit of the movie. And if you look carefully enough at the pieces in the collection, you may see some triangles here and there which is the symbol for water. The picture on the left continues the massive Bomber jacket trend into Fall 2016. And the picture on the right does feel a bit like the movie, just with a very large punch of 2016 in it.

Ya know, another thing I remember but barely about the movie, is Bowie kept taking his jacket on then off, then on then off again.  Strange thing for me to remember.

Earthy Tones

Me personally, I like it when PSNY sticks to their black, grey and dark blue color palette. there is too much color for me for this outing. Although, there’s enough black and grey for me to check their site to see what’s for sale in Fall 2016. Also notice the continuation of the Biker Jacket trend and the Jumpsuit action. My friend Eric and I has some nice black jumpsuits back in 1981. We were influenced by a trip to Paris. We used to wear them to parties with fedoras. Where was Instagram when I needed it!

Blacks and Greys ala Classic PSNY!

So far, as of 9:36pm (HST) on Tuesday February 2, 2016, it seems a bit hard to find the video of the show. Just some pictures. (And very glad for them, courtesy of vogue.com) The last couple of shows PSNY streamed the shows live and had some great free total show replays. Not sure what happened this time around? I for one totally miss the live streaming video. PSNY and Marc Jacobs have been super cool about their Runway show videos. Maybe it’s to keep the show a bit of a mystery? Or some sort of far out Retro Bowie insider quip about how they didn’t have streaming in 1976? I really do not know.

Today (2/2/16) I felt like Bowie looking for Water in The Man that Fell to Earth, but instead of water, I was looking for the video of the Runway show.  I did find a taste over on the Milk Studios NY Instagram account. Check out their IG if you’re thirsty.

Now if I could only get my hands on a pair of the PSNY x Jordan 12 kicks. Man, so close 2x, yet so far away. See you on the streetz this week in Waikiki and at the Big Game Parties in Hawaii at Big City Diner at Ward.

 

Dsquared2 Does it Up!

HOT x 3 at Dsquared2’s Runway Show

Dsquared2-in-Cryllyic

Lately, my favorite designers are PSNY, Stampd and Chapter. All 3 utilize my favorite colors black and grey and have distinguished Street x Tailored looks.

Today (January 21, 2016) I found these pictures from the Dsquared2 Milan Fall 2016 Runway Show. They take the Street x Tailored trend up a couple notches.

The look on the left utilizes the hip and happening shorts on top leggings and takes the pants to the next level with crisp, cool slacks with crazy stitching, the shorts seem to be made of a really nice fabric, and all goes well with the over-sized double jacket set and the sexy combat boots complete the multi textured combination…all black on black on black on black. Wowza!

The Middle attire adds in some punk aspects with the tartan plaid. Then totally changes the game with a bomber jacket sleeve mixed with a suit jacket body. If I were to add color to my preferences, it would be with plaids, especially this one! Interesting bottoms, with a spice of 90’s shirt wrapped around the waist complete the Street x Tailored styling.  I’d wear the jacket for sure.

And on the far right, we see a similar jacket, using the bomber sleeve with a cropped black suit jacket. Not too keen on the colored vest, shirt and tie. But this jacket rocks!

Sometimes, Dsquared2 becomes a little difficult to find the exact runway pieces in-store. If I found it, I’d rock the shorts and pants on the left with the jacket in the middle.

Nice job Dsquared2!!

3 Great Looks from the Dsquared2 Milan Fall 2016 Runway Show



IMPERFECT Struts The CATWALK

IMPERFECT  Runway Show Fall Winter 2014-15

Earlier today, I had a Root Canal done, then got a bit of Sun and Fun at the Basketball court. I wanted to run a few errands and shop, but had to come home due to the dizziness and discomfort caused by my tooth and the 300mg of Ibuprofen. Thus, I am watching Basketball, listening to Drum and Bass on the BBC Radio One, watching runway shows and typing this blog.  The Massive Media Stimulation kind of takes the edge off the pain of  my tooth. Not really, but helps…I think. Instead I would rather sleep. Although, I am not tired one bit, actually quite wired. Enjoy the IMPERFECT Runway Show. While I continue to freak out from my tooth pain. Hopefully, it will be better Sunday morning. I want to go SUPing.

Highlights Include:

  • Very Nice Production value of this Video
  • Favorite look is the girl in the Blue and White Varsity Jacket with the Red cap, Sexy skirt and Stiletto’s
  • You can see the Fringe look in action…One of the biggest trends for 2014-15
  • The Lemon Yellow pants are quite nice with the regular yellow Basketball Shirt. Nice look
  • Dancers remind me of an 80’s Music Video mixed with some 2013 Daft Punk
  • Music sounds crisp and clean. Would be a perfect brand to team up with Chromeo. Retro 80’s Now kind of Vibe

Chromeo is so good at Big Time Hooks. Once again they don’t miss on this tune, Jealous (I Ain’t With It). “I get Jealous but I’m too cool to admit it” Such a fun Line. Do you get Jealous?

Not the 2013 Daft Punk, but my favorite tune by them…One More Time. Could be the theme of my tooth, it’s actually the SECOND Root Canal on the SAME tooth! The first was found to be IMPERFECT.

Be grateful, Stay Positive, Have a nice Sunday and hopefully,  I’ll see you on the Streetz.

DON BENJAMIN DJ AMEN HAWAII IG

 

%d bloggers like this: