Russian designer, photographer and filmmaker Gosha Rubchinskiy is known for having a fascination with the post-Soviet youth, his is one of the few labels whose identity is so clearly defined by its models. Rubchinskiy’s work explores the interests, pastimes and culture of young people in contemporary Russia, bringing a new flavour to traditional soviet imagery and themes whilst doing so. To discover the stories behind some of those faces, Russian culture platform INRUSSIA presents Apart: a short documentary following these boys and their lives off the runway.
Directed by Papaya Dog with cinematography by Maxim Tomash the film is a visual complement to a publication created by writers from the platform, and the designer’s team. Making its debut at Gosha’s FW17 presentation which was held in the western Russian city of Kaliningrad, the show was designer’s first in his home country since 2009.
Watch the documentary below check out Gosha Rubchinskiy’s second drop for 2017 spring/summer available at Dover Street Market.
The South London rapper recently released his anticipated full length studio project available for download exclusively through GRM Daily.
Featured is the “Wonder What” remix with a standout verse from Giggs which has hit over 100,000 views on youtube in just two months and “FBG” a song that was on everyones summer 2016 playlists. With an exciting and well chosen features list that ranges from fellow Woolly resident Jesse James Solomon to Blanco and Bis from Harlem Spartans, one of the youngest and most current UK drill groups who are set to follow in the footsteps of 67 and Section Boyz.
Suspect is undoubtably a name to remember, with cosigns from the likes of Skepta and Drake he is set to make a big impact on the UK music scene this year.
Listen to some of Suspect’s work below.
After last months Terry Richardson-shot editorial featured in Them magazine, Supreme returns with another editorial, the quintessential streetwear label partner up with Sandy Kim for a feature in the latest issue of the Japanese magazine ‘POPEYE’.
The selection of photographs used highlight some of Supreme’s standout pieces from this season, including some checkerboard overalls, a studded denim jacket, arc logo hoodie and much more.
Supreme’s SS17 collection releasing in-stores and online every Thursday at 11am.
One of the latest entries in a collaboration between Highsnobiety and COLORS BERLIN, an online music platform which aims to break down the barriers of the musical landscape. Providing a wide variety from hip-hop to indie, electronica, R&B and pop, COLORS BERLIN allows artists to present themselves and their work in a contemporary way.
Crave Moore is someone who has managed to gain an underground following without having to actually put out that much content. He initially came onto my radar two years ago with “SAMMO”, Moore’s sharp delivery and powerful lyrics were a much needed switch up from other music I was hearing at the time (I’m also an avid Basquiat fan so the fact that the song was named after his graffiti alias was a bonus). Two years on Moore has only released a handful of tracks but the South London rapper’s ability to elevate a song is beginning to gain some attention and recent collaborations with the likes of Rejjie Snow are sure to boost that further.
In continuance with its world tour, Stüssy and Tyrone Lebon collaborate once again to create a campaign that blends abstract collage with realistic, lo-fi aesthetics. Having previously travelled to Los Angeles, Tokyo, Kingston and Paris, the Spring 17 campaign pays tribute to the long legacy of loose living with New York.
Lebon’s subversive approach features some stellar guest appearances that combine to document a candid celebration of New York’s natives. From Princess Nokia to Nicki Hilton Rothschild, Stüssy artfully traverses the subcultural cityscape. The campaign features many contemporary references too, an inverse Statue of Liberty overlaid with the immortal Bob Marley quote “In this great future, you can’t forget your past” ringing particularly true in the current socio-political climate.
Stüssy’s new spring collection is available at all chapter stores and online at www.stussy.com
From the 26th to the 27th of January, Jacket Required exhibited a retrospective dedicated to the work of Italian fashion designer Massimo Osti, celebrated for founding labels Stone Island and C.P. Company. The exhibition will display a selection of iconic pieces that have been brought over from the archive in Bologna.
Displayed where a collection of key pieces “that best illustrate Massimo’s unique story” says Jacket Required, including archive campaign posters, graphics, photographs, garments and accessories as well as his Stone Island and CP Company work. The exhibition also included pieces that Osti designed for brands such as Chester Perry, Left-Hand, Boneville and Massimo Osti Productions.
Although it’s been more than 10 years since Osti passed away, the legacy of brands like Stone Island and CP Company still lives on. The exhibition served as a rare chance to look back at one of the 20th century’s most influential designers and the cultural impact his designs have had. In putting on the show, the company wanted to celebrate his “pioneering” work which it believes “set the tone for many of today’s most revered brands”.
“With a design philosophy based around experimentation and innovation, Osti took key military garments as a starting point and created something new using techniques he developed himself.”
Throughout fashion week in the big apple, Nike was involved in multiple events and releases centering around what it means to be New York made, as well as the sport of basketball and its influence on streetwear and fashion in general. One of the more anticipated drops was VLONE’s Air Force 1 collaboration. Inspired by Harlem, a neighborhood in the Northern section of the New York City, Hometown of co-founder of VLONE, A$AP Bari and and many others in the collective.
NikeLab present this luxurious and updated version of the AF1. The shoe features hits of bright orange on the stitching, VLONE logos on the heel, Swoosh logo, midsole, outsole and tongue. Unlike the limited set of VLONE kicks released at last year’s ComplexCon, this 2017 version features embroidery on each shoe going across the entire heel.
The coveted low-tops pay homage to the past, present and future of Harlem’s legendary basketball culture and so were only available on February 11th at a special pop-up experience in Harlem. For those desperate to get a pair, be willing to pay a few thousand on resale.