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Balenciaga Goes Bag Lady

Balenciaga Spring-Summer 2022. Clones collection.

This is a show that needs to be watched at least 5x to see the many hidden and blatant meanings, musings, messaging and of course the clothing. Are the clothes on the models the clothes? Or maybe the collection is on the attendees all dressed in black. What is real? What is fake? Are those really Balenciaga bags with the Gucci pattern? So many different things going on. Its like a Where’s Waldo book for the fashionista. Take a look and see what you see? I suspect everyone sees something different.

The Matrix, Sisters of Mercy hairdo’s and shades, That one lady who looks like a robot, That other lady in black that never moves, The iPhones swaying side to side in unison. What do you see? Let us know in the comments section.

The world was opening, then it went a bit mad, now it’s time to stock up on supplies. Will we enter Mad Max Fury Road territory or can we hang on long enough to make it to promised land of Oz? Who knows what the world brings us in 2022. At least we can watch this a few more times to escape some of the things that may come our way.

As we always do on Runway shows, here are the Highlights and Lowlights of the show:

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Mirrored winged sunglasses with an ode to the lead singer of Sisters of Mercy
  • The banging music
  • The French prologue
  • This is not a Gucci bag, it’s a Balanciaga that looks just like a Gucci bag
  • The Simpsons hoodie (All sporting Balenciaga gear) Might want to pause it to see what they are wearing
  • The Footlocker Balenciaga shopping bag. It’s probably $800 or more.
  • That black hoodie with Orange lettering. My favorite colors.
  • 90’s updated exaggerated Cyber-Goth pants

LOWLIGHTS:

  • Oversized bathrobe dresses
  • That oversized puffer look we continue to see on the Runway
  • The sadness on some of the models faces
  • Shirts tucked into pants. All stuffy looking. Yikes!
  • The red upside down chandelier dress
  • That frilly black thing dangling on the models foot
  • The show was too short

Balenciaga Clones Collection:

Demna Gvasalia declared:

“It’s a deep fake of a fashion show,” “What we see online is not what it is. What’s real and what’s fake?”

But no one was “there” and no one is “real.” “It’s a show that never happened,” “But the clothes are real; they were made.

Info provided by vogue.com June 2021

The show notes from vogue.com let us know that they used all of these futuristic applications to make the Runway show:

A deluge of photogrammetry, C.G. grafting, scanning, planar tracking, rotoscoping, machine learning, and 3D modeling.

-Info provided to vogue.com from the show notes on the above runway show-

Have you ever even heard of some of the words above? How did you like/dislike the show? Will you purchase a Balenciaga/Gucci bag? What did you see that the Streetzblog missed? Favorite look? What was real what wasn’t? What will our world be like in 2022? Let us know in the comments below:

See you on the Streetz…blog!

#RealFake

Everything is Real

There’s 5 Diamonds in my 2 ears.  Some are Cubic Zirconia’s, some are Diamonds.  When people ask if they are real, I always reply-Yes. Because they are real…earrings. They’ve been in my ears for so many years, I couldn’t tell you which are the Real and which are the Fake.

What is Fake

When it comes to Kicks and Clothes.  It gets harder to tell which are the Real and Which are the Fake.  When you walk into the Opening Ceremony  store in Soho, NY and 90% of the people are wearing very rare Yeezy’s and stacked Balanciaga’s.  You wonder which are the Real? Which are the Fake? They didn’t make that many of the Yeezy’s for them all to be real. But, very hard to tell which are which as you walk around the store. The buyers at Flight Club or Stadium Goods would know which are which.  Me, they all looked pretty real.

What the Fake?

I own a pair of Jordan 1 Royals. Paid what I thought was a fair price for a limited run.  I thought the store was legit when I went to the brick & mortar. But, have seen the same store on IG stories selling very Fake looking Kicks. So, I don’t know?  Might be real, might be fake. Sure hope for $240 they are real.

Fake is Fake

I saw this video below a few months ago about Korea’s fake Fashion scene.  Asked a friend going there to get me a couple of Supreme shirts in XXL.  Knew that they were going to be Real-Fake’s, but figured, let’s see what it’s like.  Got the XXL because I figured they would shrink to an XL.  The XXL’s were more like L’s, so they shrunk to M’s.  And the logos were rubberized.  In this case, the Fakes were very Fake.  I may wear the black one a few more times.  The Grey will most likely go to my friend’s store. I’ll tell him not to price it too high. But, whoever buys it.  What will they say?  Real? Fake? or #RealFake

Real is Real

I do own a couple of awesome Rick Owens pieces that I personally bought in their Soho, NY location.  Both pieces are of extraordinary quality.  They are as real as real can be. But, I owe a bit of cash on my credit card.  They are very real and so is my Credit Card bill.  I wore the kicks once and the pants are too nice to wear.  In this case Real is very nice, very real, but should I have gotten the 2 items. Probably not.  Cause, now I’m real #broke.

Conclusion

Hmm. I believe first and foremost in supporting the original designers. With that said, I think a mixture of Real & Fake is ok, kinda’ like the earrings in my ears. 80% Real 20% Fake works for me. The worst thing is spending big bucks on something you think is Real, but it is actually Fake.  Thoughts?  Let us know in the comments section?

Korea’s Fake Fashion Scene:

The Russian Real-Fake marketplace:

See you on the Streetz!

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