The theme of this year’s Vienna Gallery Festival is CIRCULATION. At CRONE VIENNA, 032c Editor-in-Chief Joerg Koch curates THE BIG FLAT NOW, an exhibition featuring Sterling Ruby, Thomas Lohr, Jonathan Castro, Rosemarie Trockel, Eli Russell Linnetz, and Mike Meiré.
“I am optimistic about the futures of some of the very youngest designers precisely because they are palpably pessimistic about the future at large.”
TROY PATTERSON on New York Fashion Week, covering “clothes designed for Doomsday, with survivalist vibes and Mad Max leisurewear,” Thom Browne’s Hitchcockian “uniforms for a conformist dystopia,” and a 71-person vocal ensemble called the Pyer Moss Tabernacle Drip Choir Drenched in the Blood.
Last week in London we launched our first ready-to-wear collection at Browns East, including a BUFFALO LONDON BY 032c collaboration. Little Simz, Danny Lomas, and Sophia Hadjipanteli joined 032c apparel creative director Maria Koch, fashion director Marc Goehring, and sales director Nunguja Kisalya for pizza, drinks, and dancing. See our snaps below.More
Half a century before the latest protests at the Whitney Museum of Art, Faith Ringgold was there, in front of the museum alongside other activists demanding equitable representation of women and black artists in the institution’s exhibitions. As a painter she was influenced, as the European modernists she studied in college were, by the masks she saw while traveling in Africa in the 1970s. But she would never wear a mask herself. More
Misshapen noses, frozen expressions and close-up shots of faded pink glitter create a grotesque ambiguity between animate and inanimate - as seen in this photoshoot conceived by Sasha Chaika, documenting Saint Petersburg’s bizarre Puppet Museum.More
Apparently, a SpaceX Internet satellite almost hit a European spacecraft on Monday.
“As companies and government agencies launch more spacecraft, concerns are growing about the likelihood of a ‘Kessler syndrome’ event: a cascading series of orbital collisions that may curtail human access to space for hundreds of years,” reports Business Insider.
“Scarcity is a fascinating phenomenon because it flies in the face of traditional economics and its supply-and-demand paradigm. And while scarcity has traditionally been the provenance of luxury, clever streetwear brands like Supreme and Palace have figured out that it can work at any price point. If you add scarcity to an already-hyped product, its desirability goes through the roof, and so does your reputation for being the coolest brand around. And if you keep the prices low enough to make it affordable in theory, you don’t alienate people.” Read more on Highsnobiety 👜💅
"Social media and society have something to do with the public square and having conversations and shared spaces. This project is a bit more running out into that space and shouting something out then running away. It's definitely a public statement, but there's no conversation really." Richard Turley and Lucas Mascatello on the possibility of intimacy in the New York-themed broadsheet CIVILIZATION. More
Why does the far right love Fred Perry?
“The transformation in aesthetics and style is part of a deliberate, top-down tactic on the part of the far right to appear more mainstream in order to make the public more receptive to their ideas. This shift normalises and disrupts the public’s ideas about what extremists look like and makes it harder to interpret and recognise the far right’s ideas as extreme.” Read more in THE GUARDIAN.
“As soon as sustainability became something that consumers could dream of caring about—something rare and expensive—it ironically had more appeal. Fashion, as any truly modern designer knows, is as much about branding and marketing as it is about clothes. And as long as there’s an audience for fashion, any properly sustainable strategy will require making ethically designed and produced clothes that are cooler than anything else you can buy.”