Even before the presentation of G Star Raw’s Fall 2011 show, the crowd was abuzz with front row sightings of celebrities. Mena Suvari, Jared Leto and Yaya DaCosta were all in attendance as well as a gorgeous, denim-clad Rosario Dawson. The specialty denim house, which is known for its military-inspired, utilitarian street style looks turned out a collection of 1920’s inspired capes and structured coats paired with modern, slouchy denim and workmen suspenders. The main focus of the show seemed to be outerwear and some notable pieces were a voluminous winter white parka and a few versions of the classic wool trench. The denim label also used an experimental hand by turning out a denim onesie suit. Strong geometric patterns were spotted looking a lot like hunting gear and interesting details such as knee pads over dark denim and zippered spats over trousers created that nice, layered look that G Star Raw is known for.
See the collection below
Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn
G-Star’s Spring/Summer 2010 show was reminiscent of a mix of a sci-fi film with sailors. Emerging out of moving cylinders, models strutted down the long runway, and guests had the opportunity to absorb the detailed craftsmanship of each piece with a better view.
I was quite surprised that G-Star NY Raw Spring/Summer 2010 collection was not just focused entirely on denim and jeans. The show begun with female models wearing white bikini shorts with plunging neckline structured jackets. Key pieces for women were dresses, beach wear separates, trench coats, belted coat dresses, wrap dresses, body suits, vests and jackets. Key items for men consisted of sportswear, cropped pants, trench coats, suits, jackets, fitted pants, skinny jeans, golf shirts and suspender pants.
Jeans are never basic for G-Star NY Raw collection. For women, the updated boyfriend jean was exaggerated with a baggy loose top and tapered into a skinny jean. The look of the denim pants were boyish and loose which was tapered in the leg. For men, jeans were baggy with a long fly and tapered bottom. Skinny jeans were also present.
G-Star is known for their tailored structured outterwear. The men’s collection consisted of tailored coats and jackets. Shorts were matched with blazers. The cut was similar to last season’s silhouette of drop crotch features. Military style jackets were presented for the women’s line. Their usual blue color palette also consisted of white. Printed silk dresses, shirts and ties softened the raw denim look.
– Jenny Mar
Photos by Rachel Rozzi