Lust & Sound: Man About Town MARK REEDER’s Forgotten 80s Berlin

When Manchester native MARK REEDER arrived in West Berlin in 1978, his first order of business was to make a unannounced visit to the pioneering German electronic musician Edgar Froese. Froese didn’t come to the door, but Reeder nevertheless managed to embed himself in Berlin’s underground music scene over the course of the next twenty…
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Grüß Gott! Austria’s ARTHUR ARBESSER Is Leading Milan’s Young Design Renaissance

Austrian born designer ARTHUR ARBESSER is a Milan implant whose success story has become a reference point for a wave of young brands popping up in the Italian design capital. Following a seven year stint working with Armani, the Central Saint Martins graduate launched his eponymous label in 2013, quickly garnering international attention as well as a nomination…
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Warm Leatherette: DSTM’s Twisted Up SS16 Look Book Images

Berlin-based label DSTM‘s lookbooks are a perennial favorite in Berlin. Since the brand’s inception, designer JEN GILPIN has worked in tandem with photographer and 032c collaborator MAXIME BALLESTEROS, who is also her husband. Together, the pair create photographs imbued with a dark femininity. Black leather and silk dominate the looks, and Ballesteros has his models…
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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 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 designs…
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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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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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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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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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Viva Nigeria: GRACE WALES BONNER’s Bejeweled Visions of Menswear

GRACE WALES BONNER is a young British menswear designer and recent graduate of London's Central Saint Martins: a thoroughly-researched blend of 70s Nigerian flair and western decadence, her designs eschew the gender binary and create a new vision for a fluid present while alluding to the past.
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Blue Sky Agenda: Designer ANDERS HAAL in Conversation with 032c

ANDERS HAAL is a Stockholm-based designer who, after completing his studies at Beckmans College of Design, moved on to become first designer at Ann-Sofie Back Atelje. In late 2013, he left the company to start his own label, HAAL, which was quickly picked up by forward-thinking retailers such as LN-CC and Opening Ceremony. His second…
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Feel the Need to Believe: Artist Jeremy Shaw’s Film “Quickeners”

JEREMY SHAW's work explores altered states and the cultural and scientific practices that aspire to transcendental experience. His most recent film, Quickeners, reworks footage from the 1967 ethnographic documentary Holy Ghost People, which portrays a Pentecostal Christian sect in West Virginia, to create a new narrative that takes place in a future of Quantum Humans. It is an exquisite …
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The AIRBNB Parasite of the Venice Architecture Biennale

On the occasion of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, a group of architects—Fabrizio Ballabio, Alessandro Bava, Luis Ortega Govela, and Octave Perrault—has independently organized the AIRBNB Pavilion, a showcase of works by 15 architects and 15 artists characterized by notions of domestic life. Taking place in numerous Venetian apartments rented through Airbnb, the exhibition will …
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Getting Spooky on the Beach: HYEIN SEO by NICOLE MARIA WINKLER

Korean-born designer HYEIN SEO has reached a level of recognition rare for someone who is not yet out of fashion school. A student at Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts, her latest collection has recently won her the British Fashion Council's Emerging Talent Award for Best Designer, and was shown at New York fashion week as part of VFILES Made Fashion. It's even become a favorite of …
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Nhu Theater: Designer NHU DUONG’s A/W 2014 Images Live Between Documentary and Fashion

NHU DUONG is a Vietnamese-Swedish fashion designer based in Berlin. The daughter of a Kung-Fu Master and a tailoress, Duong founded her eponymous label in 2010. For her A/W 2014 look book, American artists CALLA HENKEL and MAX PITEGOFF photographed the collection during rehearsals at New Theater, the performance space run by the duo. The images combine backstage documentation and fashion …
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Leather Gloves and Bubble Butts: Finland Just Created the Gayest Stamp in the World

When Finland's national postal service announced the release of seven new stamp sets early last week, there were the typical things one would expect to find on a stamp – summer cottages, bridges, garden scenes. Mixed in with the bunch, however, was quite possibly the gayest postage ever created: a 3-stamp sheet featuring original illustrations from Tom of Finland. Our interview with the …
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MOWGLI is 032c’s New Favorite Surfwear Brand

MOWGLI SURF is a small label based in La Cañada, California, run by brothers Alex and Philip Seastrom. The two got in touch with 032c this past winter and we wanted to find out more. 032c corresponds with the designers, who also respond with original illustrations of their daily lives.
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Japan’s Master of Gay BDSM Manga GENGOROH TAGAME Opens Up to 032c

GENGOROH TAGAME is perhaps the most influential gay manga artist in the history of the Japanese medium. His work often includes scenes of BDSM, torture, and humiliation between hypermasculine, bearish men, and is notoriously difficult to track down outside of Japan. 032c spoke with Tagame ahead of his first solo exhibition in Germany, which opens this Friday at xavierlaboulbenne in Berlin.
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MARTIN NIKLAS WIESER’s S/S 2014 Editorial Bridges the Virtual and the Real

Designer MARTIN NIKLAS WIESER has just released a new series of editorial shots for his Spring / Summer 2014 collection. Photographers Till Janz and Hendrik Schneider captured the collection in a medieval goes digital environment, which was styled by Paul Maximilian Schlosser. 032c sat down with Wieser to speak about the images.
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Chiraq, Drillinois: Violence, Hip-Hop and Hope in Chicago

World Star Hip Hop has just released a self-produced documentary focusing on the dynamics at play between music and violence in America’s third-largest city, featuring interviews with local community organizers, police veterans, and major players in the drill music scene, from 14-year-old rapper Lil Mouse to Kanye West collaborator Rhymefest. “It’s no secret that Chicago’s…
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