On the last day of my US-trip I had a little spare time, and decided to have a stroll through the trend-district Bushwick. I was wearing a falling-apart straw-hat. Also known as circular saw.
The pictures of me and my new Bushwick buddies were taken by Mr. Michael Moser. A photographer who lives in New York, and who’s international break-through, we are very sure, is soon to come.
This way, to see the first series, which we produced together in New York.
Who, like us, still has troubles managing the t-brake while inline-skating, even after years of practicing, can finally breath out: RICK OWENS has attached a massive brake-block to the current shows, which he designed for ADIDAS as for his fall/winter collection 2014.
We think that that is just fair and imagine through that, that Rick is not the most accomplished blader himself.
We are with you, Rick! Full solidarity with the brake-block-brakes! One with the underdogs!
P.S.: The shoes can be ordered for unattainable 790,- US Dollar, here.
In his latest campaign, he concentrates on the ‘model-of-the-moment’ Edie Campbell, or on her family.
In the video and on the pictures of the campaign, you can see Campbells mother, father, sister, brother and a wild bunch of cousins. Our favourite: her brother Arthus, who’s mullet is longer than Toni Garrn’s legs.
The family-history is showing a reference to the ‘mother / daughter / logo’ by Lanvin. In the campaign-video, which is three minutes long, one can see the family-members playing soccer, hugging each other or just babble along. And, not to forget, the horse of Edie Campbell. Like in all Lanvin videos, also the chubby Elbaz has his scene.
The campaign was shot – as one realises quickly because of the set – by the visionary Tim Walker. Guy Stephens was responsible for the video.
For the so-called “Impossible Project”, our favourite man behind the camera and in-front of the pissoir (look at his Instagram-account for more clarity), he recently followed us to London with a Polaroid-camera and took many pictures, which we are happy to release here.
What you see is: Dandy-Dave, Dandy-Jakob, Dandy-A$AP Rocky, the rapper Skepta, strippers, muscle-boys, asses and a little bit of fashion. Still it was fashion week, there in London, a few weeks ago. Enjoy!
Graffiti artist KIDULT from Paris who is known for painting the stores of the big fashion labels published a 15-minute video explaining the political motives behind his work.
Among other things, the activist says the following:
“One should never underestimate the political and social power of graffiti.”
While keeping in mind that KIDULT’s stunts are usually entertaining we have a different opinion on the subject matter. We think, that one should never overestimate the social and political power of graffiti. The type of protest and art, applied by KIDULT have been around for decades, they have become utterly mainstream, and are even being incorporated into the business world. KIDULT does point this out himself but then doesn’t do anything about it.
Marc Jacobs demonstrated that these rather dull attempts of criticizing capitalism can be turned around quite easily. He had T-Shirts printed featuring photos of his store that had been vandalized by KIDULT, and sold those for 700 USD a piece.
Whoever is interested in watching the apocalyptic KIDULT video regardless can do that below. But please don’t take it seriously. Change is hardly ever initiated from the outside and even less so by graffiti on shop windows.