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Monthly Archives: June 2011
Rihanna speaks to Terrance and Rosci about the controversy surrounding the Man Down video, the meaning behind the creative concept of the video as well as the message that she intended those who watched the video to take away.
Lady Gaga and Jean-Paul Gaultier participated in a photo shot for Match Magazine Paris, shot by SLAM. The photo shoot will coincide with the release of the documentary, Gaga by Gaultier, which airs in June. Part One and Two of the interview were available to view 7 hours ago on youtube however both parts have been removed as a copyright claim request was put in by “Dak Tirak.” Enjoy the preview above, the interview is expected to premier on 9th June.
Are we experiencing a Hip Hop Style Evolution? This is something I am constantly asking myself. Who exactly are we speaking to when I post the style clippings? Is it the man who pulls out his iPads on the way to work, is it the guy wearing chinos shopping for swag on the Portobello Road? Is it that guy with the True Religion raw denim jeans and all Gucci everything? Or that guy with the Nike Blazers and Trapstar T-Shirt? or possibly the guy who works in the city and wears Tom Ford.
In the 80’s and 90’s, Hip Hop styling and ideology was reflected through the defiant baggy jeans, oversized Jerseys and in the early 90’s diamonds and precious metals became the norm for rappers. The look was part hood gangster/ street hustler placing extra emphasis on living the America dream often ostentatious in appearance the visual idea was a display of nonchalant underlining newfound wealth (see paid in full). The Flashy loud and abrasive money displaying in the style of the neighbourhood dope man going in on expensive furs, and wearing them in their hoods whether it be Compton, Harlem and The Bronx.
As taste generally becomes refined overtime with extra money in abundance overt and obvious displays of wealth became passé. If you wanted to show you were truly successful, you needed to have the rarest, one-of-a-kind pieces: hand made Louis Vuitton Presidential briefcase, jeans from a little factory in Japan that only produce 365 pairs a year. A new style and look diverged that both inspired and was influenced by downtown street wear. Still, there are plenty that aren’t rocking Ralph Lauren with Maison Martin Margiella.
Another musical interlude for the Summer.
Tyler The Creator released a video for his newest single “She” featuring the super talented Odd Future member Frank Ocean. This is latest single off his second studio album entitled “Goblin” available in store Now and on itunes, WGKTA.
Africa is the Future and The North Face’s Japan-only Purple Label line understood it Well. Using an African motif pattern and composed of a unique material called PERTEX which is a wind resistant, durable wicking fabric with more breathing and waterproof ability. Not only dope but distinguished the garments colors are mixed with bright purple, red, blue and orange hues all together and comes in different styles of jacket, vest and poncho form, more pics after the Jump
The past decade has seen A.P.C. grown from a cult French label to a brand worldwide recognized with garments that deftly mix contemporary style with classic looks, all the while helmed by founder Jean Touitou since 1988. Curious about what has kept the line going strong throughout its gradual expansion, the “Cool Hunting” sat down with Jean Touitou to find out a bit more about this iconic brand from the founder himself, Press Play.