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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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Balenciaga F/W’17: More ‘Fake News’ than ‘Feel the Bern’

The Gvasalia brothers are a fascinating, frustrating pair. If you’re a fan of fashion, it was impossible to make it through 2016 without coming into contact with the minds behind Vetements. A label seemingly fuelled in part by its avant-garde … Continue reading

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Supreme x Louis Vuitton — Whatever.

There’s a famous quote from Dennis Green, the late coach of the Arizona Cardinals, following a game the team played in 2006 against the Chicago Bears. In the first half of this game the Cardinals amassed a comfortable 20-point lead … Continue reading

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Unboxing Videos are Pointless. Stop Doing Them.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it in the future and I’ll say it right now; the Internet is great. So great, that it basically moves faster than anybody knows what to do with it. Though the people creating the … Continue reading

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Mastermind Japan or: How I Learned to Stop Caring and Soil the Legacy

There have always been certain brands which carry a certain air of superiority. Often it’s the ones that you haven’t yet had the opportunity to experience in person. A bit like that story about John Peel never meeting the bands … Continue reading

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“Why adidas and Alexander Wang’s collab makes total sense” for DAZED

I wrote a piece for DAZED about how, in collaboration, adidas Originals and Alexander Wang have found their cultural counterparts. Read the whole article now over at DAZED.

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Maiden Noir F/W16 — Into the Silence

A few years back, maybe 2012, I was a massive fan of Maiden Noir. After their early days making kind of ishy t-shirts that were indistinguishable from All Saints and Passarella Death Squad at the time, the Seattle-based brand seemed … Continue reading

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Timeliness/Timelessness — My Problem with Gosha Rubchinskiy

There’s a joke by Stewart Lee on the first season of his Comedy Vehicle TV series where he laments the success of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books amongst adults, swatting away constant inquiries as to whether he’s read them with, … Continue reading

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A.IN.T Summer 2016 — “Let My Peep Hole Go”

I was talking with a friend the other week about what felt like a golden age in British streetwear, 2008-2010. To my recollection it was a moment where “streetwear” was really manifesting itself in a clear form on both sides … Continue reading

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‘How to Build a Solid Streetwear Wardrobe’ for FASHIONBEANS

I was asked by FASHIONBEANS to create a comprehensive guide to creating a solid wardrobe for people starting out in the financially-hemorrhaging world of streetwear. You can read the whole article right now here.

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