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Wander ART BASEL With Us.

Imagine loading a cannon with pastel paints and firing it all over South Beach.And those hit by the Pollock style bomb range from ascot wearing European wealth from Monaco to graffiti artists in street wear from Bushwick who clawed together change to get here. And then dress it up.  That’s Art Basel. The biggest art show in the world will be repurposing the metro of Miami as a living canvas in ways, drawing over 80,000 in just a few days to countless galleries, exhibits, installations and events that range from the Victorian to the surreal. It’s both Vatican and Valerian. It’s hip and temporary and established and stuffy. There’s a sea of indie as fuck drug addled street culture and also a brunch hosted by JP Morgan. Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as…

How Virgil Abloh Painted Culture’s Sistine Chapel OFF-WHITE.

37 year old Virgil Abloh is old enough to know better and young enough to still try that shit. It’s the process. His ancestry is as Ghanaian as our former World Cup foe, but he’s also as Chi Town as they come. Abloh, a native of Rockford, Illinois, he grew up in the shadows of the Windy City and then went to college at University of Wisconsin, where he got a degree in Architecture and civil engineering. If nothing else, it more or less just affirmed he was a visionary. Unlike most of the American 30 something creatives, Virgil is using his degree. The laymen wouldn’t assume so. Let me over explain for said layman. He’s the architect of civil engineering in culture. Period. Since 2011 he’s been building the cultural metro we operate in. In 2011 he was the creative mind behind Kanye and Jay Z’s seminal “Watch The Throne”…

Visual Artist Cole Is Dr. Frankenstein Meets Warhol.

The hypebeast world is just a culture compendium. Maybe compendium is the wrong word. That word suggests it’s almost a collection of similar things. The hype beast world mashes different cultures, and is equal parts hiphop, street art, high art, skate culture, and more. It’s high class and low brow all at once. It’s both elite and open, but it all somehow works. It reflects subculture’s revolver picking up turnstile speed, launching into mainstream society. It’s convergence culture in a capsule that’s far more expansive than the term capsule suggests, and can be scumbag luxe TMZ fodder and Greenwich art show catered by Wolfgang and Mario all at once. Bringing all this together is what “streetwear” reflects. My homie Greg Selkoe calls it “Verge Culture” – crafted by the kids brought up on the internet, born in the 80’s, raised in the 90’s – and progressed by it’s second wave…

#Setlist : Five Most Important Pieces from RCNSTRCT

RCNSTRCT is the incredibly visionary, imaginative line from LA fashion and culture creator Miguel Garcia. They’re best known for buying entire lots of old vintage clothing, stuff that has not seen the light of day in years, and re-designing it and re-purposing for today. From enitre US Military warehouses filled with never before touched uniforms, to old concert t’s and skateboard decks, RCNSTRCT is amazingly well created. Here’s a Top 5 #Setlist on their 2.0 visions from the West Coast. PINK OVERDYE MILITARY JACKET Take a never before worn Cold War 80’s Military jacket that’s been sitting in a troop supply warehouse for eons, then smoke a bowl and get inspired by Patch Adams fashion. Done. 2. QUEEN CHAMPIONS TOUR DYE T By taking an old 80’s concert tour t from the anals of a rock record store and stamping over it, RCNST just made YOU the…

Coveting The Highly Secretive Brilliant Line Kollar. 10 Must Have Pieces.

KOLLAR CLOTHING ( *CALLˈER )  IS AN ART FORM RATHER THAN A PIECE OF CLOTH THAT IS WORN” So reads the first paragraph from Canadian/Slovakian clothing line Kollar. Kollar prides itself on being less streetwear, less luxury, and more sartorial modern art. Before the line was launched, countless hours were spent perfecting fit, detail, construction, and framing of each piece, be it footwear of denim, t shirt to accessory. Kollar is unapologetically funky and avant garde, while never “overdoing it”- keeping in mind that innovation is sometimes refined and simplistic. Kollar is also rather popular for being niche and hard to find, only distributing garments to handpicked boutiques that share character and lifestyle, and do not believe in overexposure or hype. Here are 10 essentials from this new hard to find, and harder to predict line from The 6/Eastern Europe. 10. KOLLAR CHELSEA BOOT  The boot has a tall height and flat toe…

Galleria De Americana : Hanging with Artist Miguel Garcia

Some people believe art exists well outside of frames. They believe that actual galleries are restricting, and restricted, by walls. Some people think art can only exist outside of a gallery, because the limitless expressionism flows between mediums, using raw material from the past to become the fabric of the future. Miguel Garcia is one of those people. Ironically he built a gallery too. Miguel Garcia is one of the leading fashion and culture minds and personalities in the nation. A true tastemaker with enough experience to actually appreciate taste, who dips his spoon in every bowl because the diversity of flavor is amazing-  so to speak. From streetwear, to vintage consignment, to toys, rare jewelry and more, Garcia has love for it all. But before we can arrive at who and what he is now, we need to know where he came from. He was a skateboarder put on…

In Defense Of Holy St. Yeezus

There hasn’t been as polarizing a figure as Kanye West in a while. Try to recall the last cat who divided debates so aggressively, who lead the market so fearlessly, and who fucked up so publically, and it was all a part of their ethos. Maybe Axl Rose. Maybe. But Axl wasn’t a fashion icon, a designer (or re-designer) of absolutely everything, and social media wasn’t yet even a thing. Shit, neither was the Internet. A few years after Axl Rose’s heyday saw the first wave of America Online. Those times and not these times. There’s always two ways to view Kanye West. If you love him, you see his vision, root for his angst and outbursts, applaud his drive, and support his relentless endeavor diving. He’s an innovator, a renaissance man, and a rebel. He is equally, and fluidly, both “Jesus Walks” and “Hey Mama” Ye, and “Yeezus”…