What is a piece of clothing that “works”? Who is working whom? Is the one who poses the one who actually “works” hardest? The S/S 2017 collection of Berlin-based, Swedish- Vietnamese designer NHU DUONG entitled ‘WORK COLLECTION’ plays with the ideas of professionalism, leisure and appropriateness through a range of garments that are inspired by work outfits and hobby uniforms. Overalls, raw denim outfits, kung-fu pyjamas, biker pants, baggy tights and gloves, bomber-jackets, bomber suits,… [read more »]
Isla Toxico is not a vacation spot, but it is a destination—one steeped in the afterbirth of colonialism. It’s a banana republic whose only export is a maniacal dusk-to-dawn livestream of misfit urbano, jumpstyle, and circuit house. Its benevolent oligarchs are KUNQ kingpins Rizzla and False Witness.
If that sounds scary and exotic, you’re probably just Othering again. This three-track EP is a love-letter to the apocalypse ahora mismo, when native and stranger co-mingle, when we can ha! and tra! dance without skipping a beat. Isla Toxico features vocal samples from Pepper MaShay, Joswa in Da House, and La Delfi, with artwork by Itzel Xoco.