Malik Flint — aka bLAck pARty — considers himself the Sun Ra of R&B. He spoke with us about his place within the music scene, the connection between his music and nature and the joy he feels as a new father.
The Bstroy Conversations
"Neo-native design house" BSTROY are prophets of the post-Yeezy, post-Abloh creative landscape – and they're "the sort of punks the fashion world has not seen since Alexander McQueen," writes Saam Niami.
032c WORKSHOP Opens in Berlin-Charlottenburg
032c announces the opening of 032c WORKSHOP, the brand’s first stand-alone retail venue. The storefront will present 032c Readytowear as well as projects an exhibitions, opening with an installation by Sterling Ruby featuring a special capsule collection from the artist's couture label, S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA.
STERLING RUBY. STUDIO. LA. CA.
Our new Berlin retail and exhibition space opened this week with an installation by Sterling Ruby. But 032c has been in dialogue with the “one-man Bauhaus” for a long time. The inaugural show at 032c Workshop features a special capsule collection from the artist's fashion label, S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA., which we sent Eli Russell Linnetz to capture where it began – in Ruby's LA studio – for 032c Issue #36.
Sterling Ruby: WORK WEAR
Sterling Ruby’s bleached, torched, and enzyme-washed studio clothing is an extension of his post-apocalyptic craft, in more ways than one. Here, Ruby shares his workwear archive in a visual contribution for 032c, and speaks about fashion’s speed, hunting jackets, and his Gesamtkunstwerk.
By PIERRE ALEXANDRE DE LOOZ
As mentioned, STERLING RUBY is a "one-man Bauhaus." Based in Los Angeles, he maintains an artistic practice in a range of media: from painting and sculpture to collage, from photography and ceramics to, most recently, clothing and interior design. From his studio – one of the city’s largest – emerge objects that seem to be fragmented ruins of the future, extracted from another world.
By STEVEN PULIMOOD
CRUISE CENTENNIAL: Matt Lambert x Ludovic de Saint Sernin for Pornhub
"I hope there's at least a small part of the audience watching explicit content that wants a bit more." Photographer Matt Lambert and designer Ludovic de Saint Sernin discuss their new Pornhub collaboration: an homage to cruising in Berlin.
Les Démons de Midi: Luca Guadagnino and Carlo Antonelli Are Friends, Talking
Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino has taken on interior design, a long-time dream pursued (mostly) quietly over the last few years in the homes of his friends and in his own. Guadagnino officially came out of the shadows during Milano Design Week last month with a solo exhibition for Fuorisalone – at least, his work did. The "I Am Love" director was shooting in Boston at the time, but while he may have avoided the design crowds, he couldn't escape the gaze of an old friend. Carlo Antonelli interrogates Guadagnino about all things "interior."
By Carlo Antonelli
CHANEL No 5, RED MOSCOW, AND THE SCENT OF TOTALITARIANISM
“Can a drop of perfume tell the story of the twentieth century? Can a smell bear the traces of history? What can we learn about the history of the twentieth century by examining the fate of perfumes?” – Karl Schlögel
By Joachim Bessing