25 4 2018

Why Furniture is “Survivalist Art”: Dozie Kanu x Rimowa in Milan

Furniture designer Dozie Kanu’s exhibition at Milan’s Spazio Maiocchi, in collaboration with Rimowa, showcased a range of marble “anti-suitcases”, instruments of creative flight rendered heavy, helpless, good only for the inert. There’s a subterfuge at work, Kanu tells Thom Bettridge. It’s a survival strategy for art.
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VIRGIL ABLOH: “Duchamp is my Lawyer”

From his fortress of irony, designer Virgil Abloh is set on turning fashion into the industrial arm of the art world. For 032c Issue 32, Abloh explains how streetwear is not just a fad, but a logic inspired by Dada and destined to dominate the digital age.
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Release the Hommes! Celebrating KRIS VAN ASSCHE’S Ten Years at Dior Homme

Kris Van Assche is a romantic anti-hero. Despite countless headlines about “the death of tailoring,” he has remained true to the craft and its ability to forge a prototype of masculinity for the twenty-first century. Van Assche is building this new order in silence but he is not afraid to please.
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FRANK OCEAN: The Artist is Absent

For 032c Issue 33 “BERLIN KIDZ,” Coverstar Frank Ocean traveled to New Jersey’s Main Street with photographer Petra Collins and 032c's Mel Ottenberg, while Guardian’s Alex Needham payed homage to Ocean’s enigmatic lyrics in his essay “The Artist is Absent.” The epic story is online now.
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Cashmere Globalism: Revisiting EMPORIO ARMANI MAGAZINE 30 Years Later

In 1988, the year Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” was released and one year before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Giorgio Armani launched Emporio Armani Magazine. Leafing through its catalogue, a certain kind of aura still wafts from its pages, a pre-9/11 innocence wrapped in cashmere. After a 20-year hiatus, Armani rebooted the magazine last fall.
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Gucci x 032c at Bar Tausend

Last Friday, we celebrated our annual GUCCI x 032c Party with DJ sets by Clara 3000, Lawrence Lee, and Brat Star at “Bar 1000,” a tunnel-shaped club tucked away under the railway tracks of the Berlin-Friedrichstraße train station. Click through our gallery to see what happened on the night.
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