“Girls on Film” – Fashion in Akari Films
Writer and director Gregg Araki’s brand new TV show, Now Apocalypse aired this month. The show is semi-autobiographical and centers around a group of 20-somethings that are trying to figure ‘it’ out, and themselves in the process.
Araki is famed for telling stories of alienated youth, misfits and queer kids who are marginalized by mainstream society, it’s what Gregg does best.
Araki wrote directed and produced some of the best low-key cult teen movies from 1990s. His films focus…
A Glimpse At H&M’s Latest Conscious Exclusive Collection
Just like what we eat, the origin and production process of what we put on our bodies should be transparent. Not only that, but most would be in favor of opting for materials that didn’t damage the environment or eventually end up as landfill. Surprisingly, but not quite, these two are interwoven and rely heavily on each other for the future of sustainable fashion.
One of the leading participants in sustainable high-street and affordable retail is H&M, which recently announced that their …
Witness a “Kiss of the Rabbit God”
In a newly released 38-second trailer, Chinese American filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang effectively showcases the seductive vision for his upcoming short “Kiss of the Rabbit God.” The film follows a young Chinese restaurant worker’s journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery after falling in love with an 18th century Qing dynasty god named the Tu’er Shen (兔兒神).
The short film was created in support by Cinereach and commissioned by NOWNESS, a digital video channel owned by Chines…
Techno Queen, Nicole Moudaber at SXM Festival: A VMag Exclusive
Nicole Moudaber, “La Reina de Techno,” is one of the headliners at the SXM festival in Sint Marteen – a bifurcated but very much bipartisan Dutch and French territory where the motto is “be nice” and everyone chimes in with the national joke, “that will be x-dollars,” followed by a chuckle and “just kidding.” Who isn’t kidding? The reigning queen – she isn’t kidding when she says she doesn’t care for the label, “female DJ,” or fellow house, techno, and dance music…
GCDS Drops Streetwear For Dogs
Edgy streetwear is going to the dogs. Teaming up with V.I.P (Very Important Puppies), Italian brand GCDS has released a streetwear-inflected collection for canines. While keeping with core brand values re: graphic apparel and accessories, the collection is tailored to various dog sizes and gaits, keeping your four-legged friend’s comfort in mind. And while he or she may be colorblind and illiterate, the pink palette and catchy phrases like “J’Adore GCDS” add human-friendly touches. Perhaps best…
Class of 2019: IMG Models
This spread appears in the pages of V118 our Spring I issue!
They say fashion is like high school. This model-off (dress code: SS19) puts theory into practice. In V118, 7 IMG fierce faces Lily, Eliseu, Akiima, Nana, Mads, Noah, and Valentine redefine tailoring while striking a “power suiting” pose.
Emerging Designers Score With Adidas and MLS
Kicking off the 2019 soccer season, Adidas and Major League Soccer hosted Seams, a sporty fashion show in downtown LA’s Fashion District. The MLS jersey-inspired runway looks, courtesy of the day’s MVPs—emerging fashion forces Sara Gourlay of Frankie Collective, Corey T. Stokes, Pierre Davis of No Sesso, and stylist Andrew Andrade—reflected a stadium-meets-street aesthetic, ranging from athleisure to the avant-garde.
Hardly in competition, the featured designers’ aesthetics played o…
Team Re-Edition releases pages and pages from issue 11, we examine
Eva Herzigova by Juergen Teller | Stylist Jo Barker With its latest, Re-Edition Magazine celebrates its 11th birthday––or 4 in human years as ink hit the page for the first time in 2015. That was then and this is now: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shoot for the publication for the first time; a Burberry […] More…
Class of 2019: The Society
This spread appears in the pages of V118 our Spring I
They say fashion is like high school. This model-off (dress code: SS19) puts theory into practice. In V118, The Society Management’s power players Mayowa, Sara Grace, Adesuwa, Vittoria, Liu, and Cat take “minimalistic drama” to new heights.
BACK TO AMY AT SXSW
V’s Greg Foley chatted with Charles Moriarty about the stories behind the images in his show Back To Amy, from the book of the same name.
For the first time in North America and 12 years after she graced the stages of SXSW, The Back to Amy exhibit opened this week for reaction, contemplation, and celebration. The vibrant photo showing gives a rare glimpse into the life of 19 year old Amy Winehouse just prior to the release of her celebrated first album, Frank. London based photographer Char…