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 »]
It’s the Fourth of July and you’ve had three too many phrosties. Slip into Fatima al Qadiri’s sinister rendition of America’s National anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”:
“‘Star-Spangled’ is dedicated to American national nightmares,” the Kuwaiti artist explains. “On one hand, dark dreams of suburban serial killers and mangled hitch-hike heads. On the other, a false hope of national greatness cooked by covert agendas.”
Aggressively chill or chillingly aggressive? You decide.