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M.I.S.S. Vegas Review: “Designer” Street Wear

A lot of street wear tees are usually based around the idea of “playing” with a famous logo or piece of art.  It’s not a new concept, people have been doing it forever.  Everything from Tide (early Freshjive) to Warhol portraits (1/2 the brands out there) have been given a twist to further the message of small brands.  The tees I saw in Vegas were no different – but I did feel like there was a giant increase in the number of tees touting very high end brands.  This too is not new, but I felt that this time around there were so many more.  Maybe it’s the economy crunch?  Can’t afford real YSL but I can feel close to the brand by wearing a tee with it’s logo?  Or, maybe it’s a t-shirt brands way of aligning itself with what it thinks is cool, for example, girls that like Chanel should like my brand.  Whatever it is, there were a million (not quite, but almost) of these “designer” tees – I didn’t take pics of most of them but I’d be confident in saying that almost half of the clothing brands we looked at had some kind of designer reference – Chanel and Karl being the most used.  We even saw a shoe that made a designer reference.

Oh, and by the way, word on the street is that Fucking Awesome is coming back and re-issuing the Karl Lagerfeld “Gangsta Situations” tee (Yay!) – you heard it here first.  Check out more pics after the jump . . . .

Brian Lichtenberg for Blood Is The New Black – YSL

Brian Lichtenberg for Blood Is The New Black – Karl Lagerfeld on back &  Givenchy G’s on front & back

Brian Lichtenberg for Blood Is The New Black – Balenciaga shoes

Cream Bond No.9 Candles

CreamChanel No. 5 Bottle

Darkhorse – John Galliano (Dior), Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel)



La Femme GNSFendi

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4 Responses to “M.I.S.S. Vegas Review: “Designer” Street Wear”

  1. JIMMY CHOU says:

    hi, where caN I BUY THESE TEES ?

  2. Gabriella GDK says:

    Hey Jimmy,
    You’d have to get the tees where each brand sells their stuff – I’ve linked the brands you’ll have to check their websites for stockists. Please keep in mind some of these shirts won’t be out for a few months – most of them will come out for Spring 2009 so you’ll have to wait until next year.

  3. edit says:

    those are g’s for givenchy not gucci

  4. Gabriella GDK says:

    @ edit, oops! thanks good call – made the change!


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