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.
The US designer TOM FORD has announced one month ago, that he will shoot another movie. But the US designer didn’t want to tell more.
Now there are more infos about the successor of his Oscar-nominated debut ‘A Single Man’. The Hollywood Reporter says, that Ford will make a ‘postmodern noir thriller’.
Ford is writing the screen-play, which is based on ‘Tony and Susan’ – a book by the author Austin Wright. In the book, Susan receives a mysterious manuscript with the title ‘nocturnal animals’, by her ex-husband with whom she has been divorced for 20 years. The movie continues like the manuscript.
Also Ford’s first trip to the movie-business, ‘A Single Man’ was based on a book (author: Christopher Isherwood). In a WWD interview he spoke about books and films:
“A book is a book, a film a film. They are totally different things. Sometimes things are subtle in a book because there’s an inner monologue with the character, and turning it into a film, you don’t have the inner monologue – unless you do, which I don’t love… You have to have something personal; you have to take what speaks to you about a book and amplify that. It’s impressionism, in a way”.
The co-producer for ‘Nocturnal Animals’ is George Clooney. Who will be in it, has not been announced yet, but one can count on well-known faces from the fashion-industry being booked as actors.
The top-model Jon Kortajarena was in ‘A Single Man’.
Sweat-pants are still super hip. There is no high fashion-label, that does not offer one of these very expensive, un-formed pants. And especially also H&M, Zara and all the other affordable retailers. Everybody is wearing them and currently one can’t do anything wrong by wearing them. Who decides to stick the pants into his socks, is at the very front.
Even further are the cool-cats among you, who have already discovered the next pants-trend: Baggy-pants.
This trend does obviously have it’s origin in the raging 90s trend, therefore a time, before Hedi Slimane even explained to Karl Lagerfeld, that one is only allowed to wear very tight skinny jeans from now on, in the year of 2000.
SKINNY JEANS WERE COOL THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, SWEAT-PANTS YESTERDAY, TODAY BAGGY-PANTS RULE
GUCCI and MARC JACOBS have presented rather wide, straight-cut pants at their shows for autumn/winter 2015 (view the picture), as well as the brands A.P.C. and BOTTEGA VENETA. And also the influential blog Hypebeast has recently reported about the shift of sweat-pants to baggy-pants (and it’s influence on wearing sneakers). The trend is a topic for several players in the fashion-industry – which is a good sign for seeing it soon on the street.
When exactly the look is going to be seen there, is mainly depending on the question if the massively hip Hip Hop scene os going to pick up on their old looks and is going to wear baggies instead of tight skinny jeans and comfortable sweat-pants. After-all, rappers like A$AP Rocky, the gang from ODD FUTURE and Kanye West are important promoters for new trends in men’s fashion.
We think that this trend – which should be clear – is definitely dam’n cool and will try everything to adapt our closets to the baggy pants trend.
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HOOD BY AIR presented their new collection ‘Daddy’ in a cellar-like setting at the Wall Street, the centrum of finance.
The mastermind behind HBA, Shayne Oliver, showed classics from the world of fashion, like button-down shirts, sweaters and polo t-shirts in the typical unisex Hood by Air Silhouette. Therefore it came to an hybrid between polo shirt and dress. Or camel coat and tank top.
The models wore locks in-front of their mouths and tights over their heads, like burglars. The soundtrack of the show, total freedom, was ended drastically, followed by jazz, underlined with the statement of the Empire:
“I wanna show you a faggot really can run this company”.
It becomes obvious how appreciated HBA is also in the art-world, when looking at the guests who attended the show, for example Klaus Biesenbach and Grace Coddington.
It seems that HBA, even after the diss by their once supporter A$AP ROCKY, is still very hip.