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 »]
Liquifying memories of grunge with splashes of psychedelic revival, Mirror Mirror returns with a radiant new EP, “Melting People.” As the title implies, the sonic experience is an immersive one, weaving velvety threads of reverb through smokescreens of pop that unify the listener with a droning, dream-like coherence. Lyrically, the songs evoke the dissolution of physical bodies as they become superseded by virtual identities, softening our real selves with nebulous auras of nostalgia and digitization. In “Melting People,” you will find yourself floating down a free-associated stream of genres that overlap fluidly onto one another like ripples in a reflective pool.