This week Gosha Rubchinskiy photographs the boys of Moscow, the excellent shotta_texts_ldn Instagram page compiles the most weird and wonderful texts from dealers and Paul Elliman is the master of the crop.
This year is breezing past at a rate of knots. For the final September Best of the Week we have a beautiful Aries editorial from the guys at Inventory, a super rare interview with Comme des Garcons’ Rei Kawakubo and Stormzy aims to get a freestyle into the UK Top 40 for the first time ever.
Check out the runway pictures of MM6’s spring/summer 16 collection from their debut London show this past week. A Maison Margiela diffusion line, MM6 deconstructs silhouettes and utilises modernist style all-over prints, clashing textures and unique fabrics to create cult staples.
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Some good stuff as per this week, with some hilariously blase 70s cocaine paraphenalia ads, new photos from the excellent Wim Wenders, and maybe a little late on this one…The Foals’ latest music video is fully interactive and super dope. Check it!
This week on Best of the Week Sonya Kydeeva and Alina Gutkina follow the lives of young people through Moscow, a day inside Pentagram’s New York offices and Vivienne Westood drives a tank to David Cameron’s house to protest against fracking.
Two years after the brands’ last collaboration, Vans Vault once again join forces with Tokyo’s Wtaps for the much anticipated fall/winter 2015 collection. Consisting of three styles with a range of colourways in each, the collection utilises ultra premium velvety suede across both Sk8-Hi’s and Style 36’s, with the former also featuring croc skin side panels. Rounding out the offer are a tight selection of white out canvas Era’s with tonal midsole’s, inspired by the traditional Japanese school shoes of designer Tetsu Nishiyama’s youth.
The Vans Vault x Wtaps AW15 collection will release in-store at 10.30am on Saturday 12th September, followed by the online release at 12pm. Customers will be allowed to purchase a maximum of one shoe per style both in-store and online.
For our part in this year’s London Design Festival, we will be holding two exhibitions in store during the week. T-Shirt Now will curate brand new and exclusive t-shirts from artists and designers pushing the medium of graphic tees through visual references and messages, available to buy throughout the exhibition. T-Shirt Then will take an in-depth look at the graphic t-shirt as a messenger in the era before the internet, from the late 80s to late 90s. Expect to find rare gems that became icons for a generation and changed the idea of the graphic tee forever, as well as an exclusive book releasing. The exhibition will launch on Thursday 17th September with an opening reception in-store from 6.30pm – 9pm.
Bit of a rushed one this week but we’ve still got some goodness; Complex host an interesting interview with visual artist Nabil Elderkin, i-D reminisce about the beauty of 90s Los Angeles movies and Questlove and Justin Bieber have a drum off (yes really). ‘Til next time.