This week we start with some behind the scenes film photography from Gosha SS16, which gives a closer look at the 80s Russian sportswear inspired season. The release of the Murakami x Vans went down this weekend, anyone wanting to know more about the Japanese pop artist should check out this interview. Finally we’ve got pictures of the aftermath of an extremely hot Glastonbury.
A bit of an American photography theme running through this week’s Best of the Week, with David Graham’s lifelong American road trip and Camilo Jose Vergara’s ‘Changing Streets of L.A’ both full of unique insights into the heart of America, alongside a chance to stream Four Tet’s new album ‘Morning/Evening’.
We can’t get enough of these Arnold Schwarzenegger videos this week, as he dresses up as Terminator in L.A and cycles around London on a Boris bike. Alongside that on Best of the Week this week is artist Charlie Roberts for Soulland at LCM and cave diving in Sweden, with a nice bit of Klean Kanteen product placement.
After teasing the collaboration last week, Vans release imagery of their imminent joint collection with infamous Japanese artist, Takashi Murakami. As well as utilising Murakami’s work across Vans silhouettes for men, women and kids, the collection will include limited edition decks and clothing. The collaboration will release on Saturday 27th June 2015 at 10.30am in-store and midday online.
It’s been a busy one this week but we’re not without some great material for Best of the Week; check out these incredible aerial photographs of some mesmerising landscapes, the ‘high priestess of punk’, Jordan, is auctioning a healthy chunk of original Seditionaries clothes and memorabilia (if you can outbid Hiroshi Fujiwara that is), and a little late to the party but amazing all the same, some rejected Saul Bass designs for The Shining, including notes by Stanley Kubrick. Enjoy.
Russian designer Gosha Rubchinskiy presents the lookbook for his upcoming AW15 collection. The collection is heavily inspired by the Paninero movement: a retro 80’s youth scene from Italy made of very brand-centred young people that would mix high-end pieces along with their more casual street wear style. Another key inspiration is The Nazbol (National Bolchevik) movement: a Russian underground/illegal political party created in the 90s by writer and politician Edward Limonov, born out of an identity movement at the end of the USSR. Their followers were known for their provocative demonstrations, borderline extremist views and macho football fan culture. Expect key pieces from the collection (including the incredible patchwork jacket) to arrive at Goodhood in the coming months.
Vans Vault announce their latest collaboration, joining forces with renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Famed for his vibrant paintings and sculptures, Murakami’s artwork exists almost in a surreal world of it’s own. The Vans Vault x Murakami collection pack will arrive at Goodhood for men, women and kids towards the end of June.
“For the past 10-plus years, without exaggeration, I have been wearing Vans Slip-Ons almost every single day. For me, there are no other shoes that are so comfortably wearable that let me focus on producing my artwork. I also feel extremely strong empathy for Vans’ brand concept and creative stance.” – Takashi Murakami
This week we’ve got Danila Tkachenko’s surreal and eery images of Russia’s forgotten future, a year on from featuring them first time around, Manchester’s DR ME studio look back on their 365 days of collage project, and Nadia Bedzhanova’s short film ‘Wasteland’ spotlights the teens of Moscow, New York and Paris and the things that connect them – Gosha Rubchinskiy and their iPhones. Enjoy the sunshine this weekend!