Pablo Starr is publisher of FWO and RNWY, and author of forthcoming RNWY: A Novel. Read about Pablo in The Huffington Post. (More info.)

GCDS NYFW SS18

Represented by BPCM.

GCDS designer Giuliano Calza obviously understands that fashion is supposed to be sexy and fun. But lest you think his expertise ends there, take a look at his New York Fashion Week collection for SS18: quite possibly our favorite collection of the season so far.

The collection presented an irreverent take on the yachting club theme: moody women dressed up for fun in a colorful aesthetic without compromising sophistication.

possibly our favorite collection of the entire season

 
GCDS NYFW SS18

 
(Photos courtesy of @indigitalimages)
 

Anyone who’s seen Antonioni’s Blow Up (as we have) may have a predisposition to the idea that fashion should be bold, bright, and fun. Calza’s superb collection channeled the best of the mod ’60s era while incorporating the best of modern Italian fashion, from Versace to Moschino, while managing to stay true to a playful vision all his own.

Calza’s superb collection channeled the best of the mod ’60s era while managing staying true to a vision all his own

Modern Japan, Europe: it was all here, skillfully reworked with tight silhouettes, beach stripes, Loony Tunes color combinations and Thom Browne-esque repeating patterns.

The result was a super-cool collection that demanded that Calza be noticed as a designer that ranks among the best of his contemporaries.

Calza ranks among the best of his contemporaries

We first took note of GCDS on the cover of RNWY magazine (note choker).

RNWY
GCDS choker on RNWY

But judging by its NYFW debut, GCDS is a brand we expect to be seeing for a long time.

Guests included FWO and RNWY editor-in-chief Pablo Starr.

About GCDS

GCDS, aka “God Can’t Destroy Streetwear” is a Made-In-Italy streetwear brand founded in 2015 by the brothers Giuliano Calza (Creative Director) and Giordano Calza (CEO). The brand has grown into one of the most coveted emerging brands thanks to its ironic graphics, catchy slogans, and unexpected capsule collaborations, attracting the likes of international influencers such as Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Dua Lipa, Hailey Baldwin, and Lil Yachty.

Today the brand is retailed in more than 230 stores worldwide and has opened the doors to its first store in Milan in December 2016. The company plans to expand in Asia with a store in Tokyo, Japan, as well as into new product categories with Made-In-Italy shoes and accessories.

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