Well, well, well, that's it then. As we contemplate the oncoming year and how best to deal with it, we have a customary look back at what the droogies at castle Goodhood pulled out of the bag. We've dusted off some of our best bits and invite you to explore.
With race issues at the forefront of the global agenda, we sat down with west London native and cultural arbiter the legend and B.A.D. man Don Letts to talk politics, SEX and a bit of fashion.
Who'd have thought the prince of Tokyo himself, Mr Kazuki Kuraishi would host his pop up store Heather Grey Wall at Goodhood. The launch night went down in history at Goodhood with an impromptu and completely unexpected appearance by Stone Roses legend Ian Brown. It's fair to say mouths dropped.
We like to try and pin stuff down with cultural context and what better way to celebrate the T shirt than to host a never seen before industry defining exhibition of 90's T shirts. The exhibition brought the 'heads & threads' out of retirement for one night only to reminisce over hazy memories of an influential era.
We had a number of great collaborations this year and one of the most surprising was pulling together a scent for incence with renowned Japanese incence specialists Kuumba aptly called Nirvana.
Just when you thought you were catching up with what we were doing we dropped an eye wateringly beautiful exhibition with master craftsman Wooden Woven. Beautifully ethereal and wonderfully eccentric the Goodhood Life Store showed that we aren't all hip hop and honies.
Ian Kenneth Bird delved into the archive we had ammased for the T SHIRT THEN exhibition and shot a great little lookbook on some great looking lads.
On a buying trip to Copenhagen we were fortunate enough to visit Studio Arhoj. We sat down with main man Anders to talk about his philosophies on creation and witnessed the conception of your favourite little ghost friends.
A stunning collaboration rooted in political sloganeering saw Ukrainian artist Sacha Kurmaz produce a great version of the Eytys Mother shoe. We asked him to do a selection of items from the store to which he responded with a sobering selection reminding us that around the world people and communities face challenges that most of us can barely relate to.
So we put on a T shirt exhibition yeah? To represent the best of T shirts now we collaborated with not 1 but 12 individual artists and brands. We're we stressed? Yes. Was it worth it? Of course.
By now you'll understand it's been a busy year and what better way to top it all than to open a pop up store in Picadilly Underground station. We worked with our friends over at Roundel to produce a mini collection and used the occasion to stare at the rat race from our gold fish bowl slap bang under the home of brain dead tourists.
Since our opening we've gotten to know Mr James Lavelle a little. Yes the enigmatic front man of Unkle and Mo Wax is every bit as inspiring as his biog would suggest. It was a pleasure to host the launch of his monumental project that saw him collaborate with 4 of the greatest Japanese high/street designers in the world. The opening night saw Nu Brain and Acyde on the 1's and 2's and numerous old and new faces pass through for a clothing come music master class.
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Hey.. what more can we say. Stayed tuned into January for one of the biggest projects we have done to date. It's so secret even the staff don't know about it yet.