Archive for the fashion Category

Museum of Club Culture

Posted in Art/Style, fashion, hybrid culture with tags , , on January 16, 2010 by lili

Found this site today – Museum of Club Culture , which “will open early 2010, celebrating the past, present and future of club culture around the world.”

The curator is Mark Wigan from Manchester, whose illustrations of 80’s club scenes look very familiar.

Click on images to go directly to Mark Wigan’s flickr. More HERE.

The Gentlemen of Bacongo

Posted in fashion, hybrid culture on December 23, 2009 by lili

Photos via http://jezebel.com/5407685/gentlemen-of-bacongo-the-dandies-of-sub+saharan-africa/gallery/

A new photo book by Daniele Tamagni explores the phenomenon of sapeurs, a clique of extraordinarily dressed dandies from the Congo. In the midst of war and abject poverty, these men dress in tailored suits, silk ties, and immaculate footwear.

Related links:

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/06/fop-art-gentleman-of-the-bacongo/

http://www.coolhunting.com/archives/2009/12/gentlemen_of_ba.php

Mr Benn, The Mod Learns to Dance Northern Soul with the help of Social Media

Posted in Art/Style, Dance, fashion, Gadgets, hybrid culture, Mod on October 21, 2009 by lili

Embedding not allowed I guess, so go here > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GpZXE-Lb8E

British street style: skinheads

Posted in Art/Style, fashion, hybrid culture, Music with tags , on September 9, 2009 by lili

Link: http://www.queensofvintage.com/british-street-style-skinheads

Related:

Skingirls (flickr photoset)

Skingirl haircuts (flickr pool)

Merc figures

Posted in Art/Style, fashion on September 8, 2009 by lili

When Eddie went to London, he brought me back these MERC figures:

merc

More figures …

Jimmy

Jimmy

Pete

Pete

merc-Series1

Merc-Series2

Link to Merc Store

“I’m One-21st Century Mods” Video

Posted in Art/Style, fashion, Mod on August 31, 2009 by lili

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “I’m One-21st Century Mods Video“, posted with vodpod

P.S. I WON THE BOOK! =)

STREET STYLE by Ted Polhemus

Posted in Art/Style, Books, fashion, hybrid culture, Mod, Punk, Rockabilly on July 17, 2009 by lili

'Ted' family

Rude Boys

Rude Boys

More at: Street Style (pages) – a set on Flickr.

The premise of this book is that the fashion on the catwalk has its origins in the street… the “bubble up” effect.

But it is more than the price tag which distinguishes the genuine article from its chic reinterpretation. It’s a question of context. And when fashion sticks its metaphorical gilt frame around a leather motorbike jacket, a Hippy kaftan, a pair of trainers, or a Ragga girl’s batty-riders, it transforms an emblem of subcultural identity into something which anyone with enough money can acquire and wear with pride.

However much street style and fashion might superficially resemble each other, they are actually poles apart.

The book is a bit outdated but still a great resource for images. I love that there is a section at the back with lists of suggested books, music and films for each subculture. (These lists need to be updated!). There is also a big subculture flowchart – click on the pic below to enlarge.

Street Style

OH –  I just found out that Mr. Polhemus has a website – http://www.tedpolhemus.com

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