×
168
Fashion Jobs
H&M
E-Commerce Commercial Manager
Permanent · NEW DELHI
H&M
Area Facility Manager
Permanent · NEW DELHI
SAROJ JALAN
Marketing Strategist
Permanent · KOLKATA
ADD UR CO LLP
Production Manager
Permanent · Chennai
THE GLOBAL ZONE HR SERVICES
Production Manager/ Supervisor/ Incharge
Permanent · Pune
PUMA
Manager - Digital Marketing
Permanent · Bengaluru
THE BANYAN HR CONSULTS
Brand Manager For Leading Women's Wear Garments CO at Coimbatore
Permanent · Coimbatore
LEVI'S
Manager, Retail Merchandising (Ebo)
Permanent · Bengaluru
GLAN MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY
Senior Buyer Lingerie (Knits Western Wear) - Retail Brand
Permanent · GURUGRAM
JOB INDIA
Asst. Manager E-Com Operations (Garments Retail) Gurgaon
Permanent · Faridabad
VASTRAKALA EXPORTS
Quality Manager
Permanent · CHENNAI
PEOPLE ALLIANCE WORKFORCE PRIVATE LIMITED
Manager / in Charge - Production/Quality/Cutting - Garments Industry
Permanent · Bhiwandi
MINT AND MILK COMMUNICATIONS
Senior Account Executive
Permanent · MUMBAI
PUMA
Manager- Buying (Apparel)
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Manager- Business Intelligence
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Manager- Trade Compliance
Permanent · Bengaluru
LEVI'S
Technical Product Manager
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Manager- Supply Planning
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Senior Manager - Performance Marketing- Marketplac…
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Regional Sales Manager- Mbo (South)
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Manager- Returns And Spf Operations
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Manager Merchandising
Permanent · Bengaluru
By
AFP
Published
Sep 11, 2017
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Italian streetwear label GCDS makes 'dream' NY debut

By
AFP
Published
Sep 11, 2017

Top-flight American talent may have deserted New York Fashion Week this season, but it's still the dream for at least one up-and-coming Italian designer who made his Big Apple debut Friday.


Teyana Taylor closing the GCDS Swan Club Show - Photo: Instagram


GCDS -- aka "God Can't Destroy Streetwear" -- unveiled a fun, flirty fantasy inspired by Truman Capote's novel "The Swans of Fifth Avenue" on the second day of the style fest kicking off the spring 2018 season.

Giuliano Calza, 28, founded the luxury, made-in-Italy brand only two years ago in his garage but has already found a devoted niche and famous fans such as Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin.

His clothes are sold in more than 230 stores worldwide, the label opened its first shop in Milan last December and the Shanghai-educated Calza is busy making expansion plans in Asia.

"Milan is fun, it's my town, it's where I live, it's where I do my stuff, but still New York is the dream," Calza told AFP backstage before a show that featured low-slung sweat pants, plenty of under boob, high-waisted knickers and sophisticated cropped knit skirts.

"Being here in this city that I love the most, it's incredible."

A young person's label, the GCDS customer ranges from teenage girls shopping for socks and underwear, to women in their early 30s snapping up their shoes.

But if New York was primarily about maxing his exposure and business opportunities, showing in the US financial capital may not be a permanent move for Calza. It will depend on reviews, he jokes.

If designers such as Rodarte, Proenza Schouler and Altuzarra escaping to Europe has raised questions about fashion health Stateside, Calza says he has no patience for those who say the runway show is dead.

The real problem, he says, is millennial, social-media saturation that demands clothes now rather than the traditional six-month time lag.

"It's not the fashion show that doesn't work, it's the entire system, that people want the things to see and buy, see and buy but it's not sustainable," he said.

Copyright © 2022 AFP. All rights reserved. All information displayed in this section (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the contents of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presses.