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
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
Fashion week’s fall 2009 collections depicted here in part two of a two part video series highlighting each designer’s show finale. Designers featured here are: Miss Sixty, E.Y. Wada, G-Star, Tracy Reese, Phillip Lim, Ports 1961, Anna Sui, Erin Featherston, Terexov, Academy of Art University, Narciso Rodriguez, Yeohlee, William Rast, Charlotte Ronson, and Ilana Sunderland’s presentation. Be sure to read all of our fall 2009 fashion week reviews here.
The opening of the GStar 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. GStar 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 G–Star finale.