The London based indie rock band The Veils is renowned for its decadent fascination, combining dark vibes with more maudlin and mournful melodies.
Perspective is a word that we use when referring to visual art and help us highlighting infinite points from where we observe our surroundings. In the specific case of Nobuyoshi Araki, anything he decides to portray is nothing but astonishing.
“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)
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
The talk about androgyny as a physical blend between two apparently biologic perspectives, is much more evident if it is identified with the patriarchy’s gradual crumbling away. Therefore we can introduce the argument looking through the eyes of a man towards the evolution of his emancipated clothing. Continue reading
Trickle Down: Youth Subcultures and Mainstream
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