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 »]
Slithering out of a thick undergrowth of heavy 808s with serpentine elegance, Kelela croons “My lips are creeping up your neck.” As she curves and coils, her voice nestling softly in our ears, a sense of uncertainty surfaces: “you shiver and try to pull back.” In ‘The High’, we are exposed to the dark underside of desire, stung by substances that are at once chemical and amorous. The fragile balance between experimentation and addiction is innocently played with, like partners dancing on the precipice of love.
Produced by giftedandblessed, the depth of this collaboration is one to remember.
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