When defining what constitutes as “streetwear,” it’s easy to take the term as literally a wearable translation of the streets. We can point to various t-shirt brands with excessively showy designs, synthesizing components of surf, military, and skate to a uniquely urban finish and categorize it as what youngsters, Japanese to American, have extracted from in keying their self expression.
A borderline homeless man waltzes in & announces, “I never seen anything like THIS before.” Hell yeah you haven’t. Welcome to the future.... What does the future look like? It’s that unpaid 20-something intern that calls themself an artist, regardless of the art establishment not having a place for them. Like a thorn in the paw of Chelsea, Family Business sits as an avant-garde project space. Its a walled off section of an established Chelsea gallery. It kind of reminds me of that one kid at the party dancing with all the old ladies. It kind of reminds me of myself.
It would be a childhood football game against Mystikal and the entire No Limit staff, that would lead to Rei's inevitable rap career. Fast-forward to now and the New Orleans-born rapper has since released a handful of mixtapes, and performed with the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Curren$y.
With a lot of hype around this brand I wouldn't expect a female to be in the mist, at least I'm sure a lot of people thought that. With Wale and Polo Kerber sporting the items, more then 10,000 likes on Facebook, a great fan base and customers ordering a piece every second the gorgeous Rashida Mona is behind it all. Can we finally say "Who run the world? Girls!"
When young designers such as Marc Jacobs give interviews, it’s usually about how organic their design process is and how grateful they are for industry recognition. Which all may be true, but it doesn’t make for very exciting reading/watching sometimes.
After seeing appearances of KidSuper clothing from Mac Miller, Billboard and Karmaloop.com this brand is moving its way up in the street culture world pretty quickly! The young designer Colm takes a moment out to tell us about the brand- high school days, blowjobs and going to clubs in sweat pants…
Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Garrett Perry, an upcoming Minneapolis-based artist who is starting to make waves in the world of art. As I milled around the Perry Studios, I pitched Garrett some questions regarding his art, his life, and everything in between. Which, as it turns out, is a whole lot of fun. Below is most of the interview.
Youth, liberation and the joy of losing yourself in the moment are elements that feature throughout Ryan McGinley’s work; from his early roots in documenting the urban adventures of his downtown Manhattan friends to his subsequent cross-country travels in utopian environments throughout America, to his most recent studio portraits.