Essays, rants, articles, and more on experimental, art, culture, + music
Prog fash brand NEXUSVII teams up with Stussy to present the Rainy Dayz collection. There’s a few hit or miss pieces in the collection such as uninspired tees, bomber jackets, and rain jackets, but overall the collection is pretty impressive.
The “rainy” print that Japan’s NEXUSVII and California’s Stussy have created is my favorite piece here as it finds itself on a button up shirt and a hat. The logo-centric sweaters are reminiscent of the Bape x Stussy 30 year collaborative long sleeve that dropped a few years back.
Rick Owens basically fucked up the whole fashion world by having black step teams come out at their show and kill the shit. Call and response, stomping, everything you remember from that scene in Beloved. Very raw slave shit. People describe the whole experience as the type of thing where half the people danced and the others were just like… nah. This whole thing is very Le Sacre du printemps.
The clothes are on par with everything Rick Owens does and putting these women in the garments show their versatility.
If anything it got someone at the Huffington Post to say this:
Brown girls literally stepped out on the runway in Paris for Rick Owens’ Spring 2014 RTW show. - Huffington Post
The art world is up in arms since the realization that almost every show hanging fall 2013 will feature mostly white male artists (all artists of color pretty much expect shit like this).
WNYC’s Deborah Solomon asks listeners if they think New York museums should give equal time and equal space to female artists.
It is insane that public Museums are not held to the same level of civic and representational responsibility as state funded Universities. I’m not sure everyone will totally agree with her on Balthus, but thats art.
Solomon goes as far as to say, “This is an art season that could make you think that the feminist movement never happened”.
Coming off of an impressive Boiler Room performance and several standout verses on projects with Jeremiah Jae, Jon Wayne, and others associated with the Black Jungle Squad / Brainfeeder camp, Verso announces his new album The Kill - Off.
The album is coming soon and will feature production by Jeremiah Jae and Oliver himself. Listen to the first single “Hater Marks”.
Thanks to our friends at THE LE SIGH we’ve gotten introduced to an interesting new project Les Filles. Their first issue is already sold out online but you can find out more about them here.
In Les Filles, we’re struck with the idealization of females—the image of the girl holding a vintage blue telephone with tears drawn onto her face and curlers in her hair reads like a Lichtenstein painting come to life, but it’s really only someone on the phone, her facial expression screaming of heartache. On another page, a group of girls (and two boys!) sit in what looks like a fort, with the moon or something like it (what else is like the moon?) looming in the background. This image evokes thoughts of what boys think happens at slumber parties—except this time two boys are invited to partake in festivities—where mysticism and dreams are born, when in reality, all we do at slumber parties is eat too much candy and talk about morons and television. Images of girls drinking sodapop, laying on beds and chewing bubblegum riddle the zine’s pages, depicting what could be models, celebrities and fairies. But something nagging at the back of your brain says these girls are you, me, my sister, your sister and everyone in between. -TLS