The opening of the G Star Raw Couture show began with two pianists playing classical music on two grand pianos behind a semitransparent screen. Models marched their way down and around the runway. Guests could view the craftsmanship and elaborate details of the NY Raw Special Edition line.

The show started of with classic men’s and women’s black and white tuxedo-inspired looks.
The new dropped-crotch jeans in different denim washes were featured for most of the show.This new style was featured for both men and women. G Star Raw footwear consisted of leather shoes, leather laced up shoes, leather boots,  knee high boots, ankle boots, and booties. Utilitarian outerwear with collars were oversize and upturned.
The blue men’s faux fur jacket stood out among the other outerwear collection.

Extensive bindings and buckles, high-stance necklines, oversized pockets and straps gave the collection a rugged, industrial feel. The new silhouette featured loose tapered forms and contrasting fabrics such as raw and heavily washed denim mixed with delicate silk and cashmere.

Benicio Del Toro’s reading of Joy Division’s “Candidate” at the show’s close, was indeed a surprise. His art intervention transitioned the show from traditional catwalk to a GStar finale.

– Jenny Mar
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