Fashion Obsession – SHUSHU/TONG

Fashion Obsession – SHUSHU/TONG   ‘Teamwork makes the dream work.’ Liushu Lei and Yutong Jiang are the big guns behind Shanghai’s most sizzling brand. Cutting their teeth at Gareth Pugh and Simone Rocha and snagging MAs from the London College of Fashion, design twosome Liushu Lei and Yutong Jiang established their frontline label, SHUSHU/TONG, a…

90s Nostalgia – “Drew Jarrett 1994”

90s Nostalgia – “Drew Jarrett 1994” Drew Jarrett’s fantastic photo book pays homage to an era of unbridled creativity. As we age, we tend to look back on earlier decades’ culture with smugness, superiority and sometimes chagrin. The decade that brought us NIN, Tupac, John Galliano’s epic fashion spectacles and the FACE Magazine’s inspiring editorials…

Thom Browne – SS18

Thom Browne – SS18 Hypnagogia at the Hôtel de Ville. After a month-long gush of presentations, parties, marketing events and edits, fatigue was kicking in and the ‘fashion flu’ was going viral. Then, all of a sudden, Thom Browne, the American Einstein of the avant-garde, enlivened us with a theatrical thwacking that involved ballerinas, unicorns,…

Paris Fashion Week – SS18

 Fashion Faves from Paris – SS18 VIVISXN keeps you up to scratch from PFW. Comme’s cartoonish and kitsched-out candy confections Comme des Garçons’ conceptual crackerjack Rei Kawakubo combined kawaii kiddie toys, anime and digital themes into a groundbreaking collection full of deconstructed patchwork, spray-painted graffiti art, cool ruffles, contoured red PVC raincoats, and Hello Kitty charms…

Hugh Hefner – Hegemon, Hedonist…Our Fucking Hero!

Obituary – Hugh Hefner (1926-2017) Icon, iconoclast, dream weaver and cultural achiever, Hef died at the age of 91. He was a gentleman hedonist and real-deal feminist! “Women have traditionally been either put on pedestals or damned as the source of all sexual temptation and sin. These are two sides of the same coin, since…

Fashion that doesn’t suck!

Fashion that doesn’t suck! Emerging brands – NewGen Supernovas and Experimental Master Blasters As New York Fashion Week continues apace with celebs like Kim K., Rihanna and Nicki Minaj stealing the headlines, we stop, drop and sniff out some of the coolest disruptors in the game. From Parsons MFA grads and reclusive DIY rogues dwelling…

‘War Dogs’ – Slick visuals and smart stats on the global arms biz

Contemplating the Global Military Industrial Complex We ponder the global arms trade with a few slick visuals and some smart stats.  The below visuals and density functions depict the global weapons trade of late. Created by savvy data scientist Hai Nguyen Mau, each relationship plots the value of the arms business between the respective countries…