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Time Traveling with ALEX MULLINS by NICOLE MARIA WINKLER and AARON SILLIS

Since landing on the London design scene in spring of 2013, menswear designer ALEX MULLINS he has become known for his self-contained fabricated realities which nevertheless evoke a sense of the familiar. His obsession with Americana is clear; References to 1950s Baltimore, native American biker gangs, cowboys, and surreal patchwork are all rooted in archetypal images, imbuing his…
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Cottweiler Show A Softer Side In Their S/S 16 Presentation Images

032c favorites COTTWEILER presented their S/S 16 collection earlier this month during London Men’s Fashion Week. For the upcoming collection, designers Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty worked with softer, more natural tones and fabrics than they’ve used in the past, while still employing their signature neutral colour palette and use of bonded fabrics. The presentation,…
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RICHARD TURLEY: A Lazy Modernist in Corporate America

RICHARD TURLEY has created some of the most unapologetic, visually incisive magazine covers of the new millennium. Fresh off the success of rebooting a struggling print publication for executives, he now hopes to revitalize a cable network for teens. Turley has recently become creative director for MTV News, where he will lead an always-on, cross-platform…
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Outside the Dome: Y PROJECT A/W 15 by Michaël Smits & Erik Raynal

Since taking the helm at Y Project in late 2013, Belgian designer Glenn Martens has managed to retain the dark overtones present in the brand’s first collections, while at the same time lightening the mood for a broader audience. The brand’s A/W 2015 collection is a perfect encapsulation of Martens’ aesthetic – hard, strong lines…
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Pedal to the Metal: ROXANNE FARAHMAND Teams Up with VISIONIST for her A/W 15 Collection

London-based accessories designer ROXANNE FARAHMAND takes her inspiration from East London youth culture, meshing her heavy metallic jewelry designs with racer aesthetics. Following her last presentation at Fashion East, which featured a group of Fast & Furious-looking youths hanging out in an open-top Mazda, she continues into this hyper-stylized territory with her A/W collection. For…
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Football Infiltrates Streetwear: NikeLab’s Air Footscape Magista

As fashion staples, basketball and running shoes are not confined to the games they are built for. Translating football is a little tougher. The athletic shoe penetrated other markets through a consumer decision to take footwear beyond its intended place, assisted by some smart marketing. For many, it was a new use for designs aimed…
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“ISIS is the grotesque, but Instagram and selfies are also the grotesque”: Chris DERCON in Conversation with BROOMBERG & CHANARIN

Artist duo ADAM BROOMBERG and OLIVER CHANARIN are propelled by a suspicion of images. Stemming from an editorial post at Colors magazine, their partnership as photographers has gradually morphed into a form of rhizomatic anti-journalism. They are hackers who operate in live terrain – embedding themselves as conflict reporters in Afghanistan, or masquerading as anthropologists…
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AUFMISCH: Dimitri Arvanitis’ Millenium-Inspired Collection Shot By Brett Lloyd

DIMITRI ARVANITIS is a German-born designer who recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Now living in London, the designer's latest collection takes its cues from the stylistic input of early 00s – from ultra low-rise trousers to techno to Francesco Vezzoli's embroidery works. 032c has commissioned an editorial of the collection, entitled AUFMISCH, shot by BRETT …
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Shrink It & Pink It: MARTIN NIKLAS WIESER Debuts His Gender Fluid Look Book Images

Following the debut of his most recent collection and accompanying exhibition Pink or Blue last week at Trust Ltd, Alpine-born designer MARTIN NIKLAS WIESER has just released the look book images for the collection. Shot by Alex de Brabant and styled by Erik Raynal, the images debut here alongside a video directed by Alexa Karolinski with a soundtrack…
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Kram & Weisshaar’s ROBOCHOP Brings DIY into the Digital Age

This week at CeBIT, the world’s largest computer expo, design innovators Reed Kram and Clemens Weisshaar unveiled their latest project, ROBOCHOP. The large scale interactive installation consists of a slicing, dicing bright orange robot which takes its orders from a custom-designed software controlled by users from around the world. By visiting the Robochop website, the user…
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“LIFE, SEX AND DEATH AND ALL THAT FALLS IN BETWEEN”—Feature on foam Magazine’s 40th issue, “After Araki: Heaven & Hell”

The decision to place heavyweight Nobuyoshi Araki alongside eight contemporary Japanese photographers is both illuminating and somewhat confusing. Bookended by an extensive portfolio from Nobuyoshi Araki’s new series, qARADISE, foam’s 40th issue, “After Araki: Heaven & Hell” showcases work by figures whose connection to Araki is clear and those whose connection is a little tenuous. Yet, …
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“I AM THE PIETÀ”: 032c Premieres DONCHRISTIAN’s “Liu Kang” Music Video

DonChristian Jones’ soulful rap plays with spatial and temporal parameters to create tracks in which the past and present coalesce. Borrowing from Greek epics, architecture, and video games, the Philly-born, New York-based artist/producer is a man of many habits and modes. He studied painting at Wesleyan University, where he founded the Camp & Street crew along…
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“REVOLUTION STARTS IN HELL”—Russian Art Collective CHTO DELAT Speaks Out

The events of recent months have confronted the Russian artist collective, Chto Delat (“What Is To Be Done?”) with a changed reality. Their exhibition, "Time Capsule. Artistic Report on Catastrophe and Utopia", at KOW gallery in Berlin, marks a turning point as the group struggle to imagine an alternative future from the viewpoint of a cataclysmic present.
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An Interview with Stanley Kubrick’s Producer and In-House German JAN HARLAN

For more than thirty years, JAN HARLAN worked alongside Stanley Kubrick as the director’s researcher, confidant, and producer. Introduced to Kubrick in 1968 through his sister Christiane, Kubrick’s wife, Harlan began work as Kubrick’s resident German-speaker and travel companion, accompanying the director to Romania to assist in the pre-production of the never-realized epic …
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CALI THORNHILL DEWITT’s Sweatshirts “Pour One Out” for BIGGIE SMALLS, MASSIMO VIGNELLI, and ROMY SCHNIEDER

Artist CALI THORNHILL DEWITT’s assemblages are the gutter’s response to TMZ. Borrowing from the language of mass media—as well as graphic layouts from digital and IRL subcultures—his work advertises the collateral damage of success. Affixed with solemn gothic lettering, DeWitt’s memorial crewnecks are based on vernacular designs made by Los Angeles gangs in the 1980s and 90s. With pieces …
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032c Interiors: Writer FREDERIC TUTEN Gives Us a Look Inside His Old Friend ROY LICHTENSTEIN’s Studio

FREDERIC TUTEN never completely abandoned the idea of being an artist, but today we recognize him instead as a prolific writer of five experimental novels, a book of short stories, and several essays on contemporary art that range from John Baldesarri to Eric Fischl. His close association with New York’s art world is perhaps best exemplified by his friendship with ROY LICHTENSTEIN, who made …
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032c Exclusive: Hear a New Remix of DAN BODAN’s Catching Fire

After completing his latest album, Soft, over the summer, musician DAN BODAN commissioned Munich-based artist Alberto Troia (aka Kyselina) to choose a song and interpret it as a series of images. The result is a limited edition collection of three wall posters depicting Troia’s unique take on the song Catching Fire. The posters will launch this evening and…
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Time Shares: 032c Debuts Cottweiler’s Bronzed Up S/S 15 Campaign

Following last week’s A/W 2015 presentation at London Fashion Week, British design team COTTWEILER have released their campaign for the upcoming S/S 15 collection. Entitled Time Shares, the collection consists of 21 looks with a range of materials including tailored rubber, moquito net, and lightweight microfiber. The campaign makes its debut here with a poolside view,…
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