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Fashion. Politics. Protest. THE FACE has teamed up with Japanese designer Hiroshi Fujiwara for a limited edition collection, featuring iconic covers from the magazine’s archive alongside Fragment Design’s striking double lightening bolt logo, available exclusively in the UK at Selfridges.
Fujiwara’s laundry list of collaborations includes the likes of Louis Vuitton, Levi’s and Converse, with Pokemon thrown in for good measure, and having first fallen in love with THE FACE as a student 40 years ago, this felt like the obvious fit. “It was the only way I could find out about what was happening overseas, what was happening with punk overseas,” he explains. “I think the first time I ever saw a clear color photo of Bow Wow Wow was in THE FACE.”
For this collaboration, Fujiwara curated his favourite covers from the archive, including Robert De Niro (1987), Björk (1995), and Sinead O'Connor (1990). “Hiroshi is a legend who’s made such a huge contribution to all aspects of the culture for almost four decades,” says Jason Gonsalves, THE FACE’s Brand Director. “He’s always moving forward looking to explore new collaborations, new ideas, new expressions of that unique hi-lo culture space where art, luxury and the street all smash together. There’s so much of that spirit that inspires us and drives us on, so we feel blessed to work together.”
True Lies, April 1995. An image taken from a story on English football hooliganism by the great, late Gavin Hills.
Buffalo Style, March 1985. A cover shot by Jamie Morgan and styled by the founding father of Buffalo, Ray Petri.
Double Trouble, June 1995. Björk cover photographed by Andrea Giacobbe.
Sinead O’Connor, February 1990. A cover shot by Juergen Teller.
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Resell your hoodie collection and make way for Carhartt WIP's new drop. The brand has launched a capsule collection of hoodies, sweaters, t-shirts and tapes to celebrate RELEVANT PARTIES, a new monthly podcast series from Carhartt WIP Radio dedicated to six cult record labels from around the globe. Over six episodes, music journalist Chat Ravens explores the past, present and future of DFA Records and Ghostly International from New York, Tokyo’s Jazzy Sport, legendary UK pioneers Ninja Tune, Los Angeles tastemakers Stones Throw and Munich-based multi-disciplinarians Public Possession.
Wear your aural cards on your chest with Carhartt WIP’s mega drop of t-shirts and hoodies from all six record labels. Gotta catch ‘em all...
The world waved a solemn goodbye to one of its trailblazing designers in July this year: Kansai Yamamoto who, since the early 1970s, brought Japan to the forefront of cutting-edge, transgressive style through wild maximalism, heady prints, conceptual storytelling and his work with David Bowie.
When Kenzo’s creative director, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, took the helm last year, he called upon Yamamoto for his first collaboration: a co-ed collection featuring many of the designer's trademarks, like a fire-breathing dragon, animal prints and maxed-out shapes.
As the last project Yamamoto worked on before he passed away, and in the wake of Kenzo’s founder, Takada Kenzo’s passing last month, the collaboration has garnered new meaning for Baptisa: a touching – and timely – tribute to his influences.
Celebrating on your own sucks. So to mark Stüssy’s 40th birthday – and four decades spent shaking hands with skaters, surfers, hip-hoppers and punks worldwide – they’ve invited design heavyweights Marc Jacobs, Rick Owens, Martine Rose, Virgil Abloh and Takahiro Myashita to flex their muscles and make a T-shirt of their very own, for their World Tour Collection. Expect Perfection, grills, green mohicans and politics. Did we mention that a portion of proceeds is to be donated to a charity chosen by each designer? Now shop!
You can always count on Palace to deliver the goods. The cult London skate brand has announced a mega collaboration with larger-than-life Italian luxury fashion house, Moschino. Together, Lev Tanju and Jeremy Scott have created a rave-ready collection that reflects both brands’ irreverent approach, which is undoubtedly what attracted them to one another in the first place. Think: loud hoodies, jazzy denim, proper funny knits, football kits, slip mats, scarves and a highly impractical leather milk carton bag. The capsule is overflowing with “peace, love and hugs” and let’s face it, after the year we’ve had, who doesn’t need all three right now? As ever, the 100 per cent Italian-made collection is 100 per cent going to sell out – so you better be quick!
All dressed up with nowhere to go? Us too. Thankfully Christopher Kane's new collection is here to show us that, no matter what 2020 throws at us next, the festive season is full steam ahead. Self-shot at home by stylist Joseph Bates the party collection – featuring velvet, flocked lace, keyhole cutouts and crystal embellishments from the top up (appropriate for Zoom parties, too) – is here to reignite the pleasure in getting dressed up, to go to the, err, living room, kitchen, garden or balcony, and back to the, err, bedroom again!