Dreaming in colors. A conversation with Arielle Bobb-Willis

“James Baldwin said that the artistic image is not intended to represent the thing itself, but, rather, the reality of the force the thing contains. I felt for so long that I wasn’t saying or seeing myself enough in my work and I was holding back. I wanted to create this paracosm that was somewhere I would want to live in and thrive in.”

(Arielle Bobb- Willis)

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Nineties: Street Style meets Coolhunters

When we talk about “Cool Britannia” we refer to a period in the Nineties in which the Government legitimizes the marriage between youth and music culture. For instance, the documentary “Live Forever: The Rise and the Fall of Brit-pop” (explores the case of Blur and Oasis, two british boy bands that have been studied and used by economic apparati after the incisive death of Kurt Cobain, in order to create educational dialogues with young people.Continue reading “Nineties: Street Style meets Coolhunters”

DE-GENERATION: towards the end of youth subcultures

Trickle Down: Youth Subcultures and Mainstream

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“Les Vampires”, Silent Movie Poster (1915, France)

In order to evaluate the meaning of clothing in relation with youth cultures, it is mandatory to clarify some theoretical notions that concern the evolution of fashion towards contemporary consumption, especially referring to a time in which people had no consciousness of what they were wearing, even if there were imposed severe sumptuary laws to maintain well defined boundaries among social classes. Continue reading “DE-GENERATION: towards the end of youth subcultures”