Author Archives: Gregk

What ‘Stacy’s Mom’ by Fountains of Wayne has Taught Me About Our Current Sociopolitical Climate

On Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, a 25-year old man allegedly killed ten people and injured sixteen others by driving a van down a crowded sidewalk in Toronto, Canada. Following his arrest, a post purportedly written by the accused on his … Continue reading

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Redefining Influence

As I’m sure most of you are aware of by now, 2018 decided not to give us any time off from the shitstorm cycle, thanks to YouTube celebrity vlogger Logan Paul. During a recent visit to Japan, Paul decided to … Continue reading

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Gary Warnett aka GWARIZM

When I started writing this blog five years ago, it was the result of being completely exhausted with the state of writing around fashion, streetwear and their connected subcultures. For the most part, you only had a choice between a … Continue reading

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On Mental Health, Suicide Ideation, and Staying Away from Fast-Moving Trains

Content Warning: Suicide There’s no easy way for me to broach this topic; no snappy introduction or reference point I could use to make the landing a bit softer. It’s something I’ve wanted to write about for a long time … Continue reading

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Lack of Guidance x Nike ‘Zero Guidance’ Editorial

Football and art-influenced Dutch streetwear label Lack of Guidance dropped me an email today with these images of a new project they’ve been working on in collaboration with Nike. Celebrating the Netherlands’ hosting of the twelfth UEFA European Women’s Championship, … Continue reading

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Pop-Ups Shut, A$AP Barry the Plumber, and the Next Generation of Tyler

Some quick thoughts on a few things that have happened this week. Might try and make this a more regular thing in the absence of Ulysses-esque streetwear rambles. Who knows. Louis Vuitton Announces Cancellation of Future Supreme Collaboration Pop-Up Shops. … Continue reading

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The Practical Untenability of Vetements in the Mind of Someone Thinking

The University of Goldsmiths has quite a few success stories in the creative field to its name; Sarah Lucas, James Blake, Malcolm McLaren and Margaret Howell to name but a few. But if there’s one individual that Goldsmiths really likes … Continue reading

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What White People Can (and Must) Learn from the Rachel Dolezal Saga

The Curious Case of Nkechi Diallo How in the world did the Rachel Dolezal thing even start? How do you make sense of it? Nobody understood it at first. Most of us still don’t, to be honest. She came, quite … Continue reading

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Consuming to Grieve, Consuming to Provoke: Thoughts on Tragic Product

In the age of social media and mass-consumerism, we interact with tragedy in interesting ways, and there are arguably consumptive elements to some of these interactions. I view a lot of the behaviours we engage in on social media as … Continue reading

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Subcultural Capitalism: Some Meditations on Race, Class and Streetwear

N.B. The following piece explores the intersections of race and class, as well as the erasure and manipulation of black bodies, in fashion and streetwear. I’ve weighed up a number of thoughts on these issues for quite a while and … Continue reading

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