Photography by Katsuhide Morimoto
Gyakusou returns for the Spring/Summer 2012 season. I have been following this line of smartly designed running wear by Jun Takahashi since it’s inception in FW2010 and it has only gotten better over time. While FW11 remains my favorite Gyakusou season, the design team has really done a fantastic job at crafting head-to-toe looks with comfort and practicality in mind. As always with Gyakusou the color palette works wonderfully. Now for the first time womens pieces have been produced and makes a perfect gift for the athletic-minded girlfriend. Look for Gyakusou SS12 to enter stores early next month.
The above campaign was shot in the Black Desert of Oshima and White Desert of Nakatajima in Japan. The photography is done by Katsuhide Morimoto and the inspiration comes from the Asian philosophy behind yin and yang contrasting the the differences between the men’s and women’s collection and its runners.
Danny Brown often gets lumped in with other blogger-dubbed weirdo rappers but exploring his music will make it clear that he’s got his style all his own. Since giving his free 2011 album XXX many solid listens I am convinced that Danny Brown is here to stay. Hip-hop is evolving and artists like Danny are key to ensure that music moves forward and that artists can stray away from the tired conventions that come attached to being a rapper.
These photos above and below excerpt from the Fader’s Feb/Mar 2012 issue portray a snapshot of the Detriot-based raper.
‘Danny Brown smokes back-to-back Newports the moment he steps outside the lobby of New York’s Dream Hotel. He tucks his hair discreetly under a black baseball cap. Lanky with two front teeth missing from a bicycle accident, Brown wears pristine black Jeremy Scott-designed Adidas Originals with two extra tongues and a thousand-dollar black Moncler ski jacket he bought to taunt “baller white motherfuckers” he saw wearing the same coat in the airport. It’s a week before Christmas and the 30-year-old Michigan native, born Daniel Sewell, is in town for a celebratory performance at his label Fool’s Gold’s holiday party.
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A new editorial has sprung up featuring Acronym SS2012 modeled by Rick ‘Zombie Boy’ Genest. The styling, backdrop and model choice gives this editorial a decidedly different feeling from the standard Acronym photoshoot.
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Photographer YVES BORGWARDT
Photo Assistance PHILIPP SIMON
Styling & Concept SASKIA SCHMIDT
Styling Assistance ADRIANA QUAISER
Model RICO “ZOMBIEBOY” GENEST / Izaio
All clothes & bags by ACRONYM
Jewelry by HANNA PORDZIK BERLIN & CHRISTIAN METZNER
Shoes by NIKE & CONVERSE
Nail Polish by USLU AIRLINES FEAT. ACRONYM
Retouch SIMON GEIS / Recom