Whiz Limited showed this strong Fall/Winter 2013 collection at Tokyo Fashion Week. I only became aware of the brand last season but they have existed for over a decade now. Brand founder Hiroaki Shitano has assembled a collection that is colorful, relevant and wearable. The collection is largely comprised of shades of blues, reds and blacks. The stark colors are balanced out by an array of patterns : stripes, checkers and plaids. All the core items a guy could want are here and done in style: Knits, Waterproof shell,s MA-1 bombers, Harrington Jackets, and blazers, wool overcoats. There are pieces for the attention-seekers amongst us but also there are plenty of understated pieces for those who prefer to stay low key. This is a collection I’ll be looking at again and again, and coveting once it hits stores.
Photos via Fashion Press
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We covered the Spring/Summer 2013 lookbook earlier this year, but this Men’s Non-No editorial really nails the feeling of the collection .Set against a psychedelic forest back-drop , the looks here really capture the eclectic mix of slouchy tailored pieces, streetwear and mountaineering inspired outerwear; all laced with that familar Jun Takahashi punk edge. The second look in particular really stands out to me due to it’s use of proportions and layering.
The prestigious Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea is exhibiting “Jean-Michel Basquiat”, a collection of 59 works by the iconic artist. If you are at all interested in Basquiat’s work, I highly recommend you go see this show for yourself. On hand are a comphrensive collection of Basquiat’s paintings that range from his early works (including one that was painted on a fence) to his late life. I read a review of the show on New York Times and I thought art critic Ken Johnson nicely articulated the lasting appeal of Basquiat’s work.
“For all its bristling fury Basquiat’s art remains engaging and likable. It is not overbearing, withholding or offensive but visually generous, materially sumptuous and entertaining. There is an eager-to-please vulnerability that gives it a bittersweet emotional complexity.”
Whether or not you are able to go to the gallery, I would cite the 2011 film documentary “The Radiant Child” as required viewing for anyone with an interest in Jean-Michel’s life and art.
The show continues through April 6 at the Gagosian Gallery, 555 West 24th Street, Chelsea.
Yesterday marked the final day of the exhibition Larry Clark’s Stuff at Milk Studios Gallery curated by Boo Hurray. The space was a bit homage to the life and work of the controversial Clark , best known for his filmmaking (Kids, Bully, Wassup Rockers) and voyeuristic photography. On display were an array of photos, movie posters, streetwear tees and decks by the likes of Fuct, Supreme, Toy Machine.
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Sunday was the final day of the 2013 Armory Art Show held at Pier 92 and 94. The Armory show is the pre-eminent art fair in New York City and a leading international art show bringing together some of the top galleries from around the world. The actual show can be quite overwhelming with thousands of works on display. I snapped some of my favorites here, you can see many more snaps from the show below.
Tonight is the opening reception for ‘A Period of Juvenile Prosperity’ an exhibition of color photographs by Mike Brodie, aka The Polaroid Kidd. The reception goes from 6PM-8PM tonight at the Yossi Milo gallery in New York at 525 West 25th St.
“A Period of Juvenile Prosperity depicts the gritty youth subculture of freight train hoppers and squatters. From 2004 – 2009, Brodie created a prolific body of work which introduces viewers to an alternative lifestyle based on the constant movement of train travel across America. The gallery will present 30 photographs from Brodie’s series.”
If you can’t make it tonight the photos will be on view at the gallery through Saturday, April 6.
Gorgeous Children drop this new jazz-infused bass laden banger. The cover art for the single is some of the best I’ve seen this year and the song is definitely champagne quality. Face Vega shouts out everything from James Worthy to the Playa’s ball but most importantly re-iterates the lesson ‘Never snitch to anyone’s mom. Gila Monsta does the damn thing on the beat.
Take a listen for yourself below.
I took these snaps of the legend Project Pat at the Snack Dragon in Williamsburg hours before he performed at a packed Santo’s Party House Tuesday. It was an honor to hear some of Pat’s stories from his career. I’m happy to report that he’s definitely a rap OG who is approachable, humble and genuine.
LUKER by Neighborhood is a line designed by Shinsuke Takizawa that reflects his interest in British fashion. The collection gives obvious nods to mod and punk style but balances them against more traditional British clothes. For example driving caps are paired with casual jackets and screenprinted items with the visage of Sid Vicious and Joe Strummer.
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