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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 ancestory is as Ghanaian as our World Cup foe, but he’s also as Chi Town as they come, a native of Rockford Ill, 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 Architechture and civil engineering that more or less just affirmed he was a visionary. He’s using his degree. Even tho the laymen wouldn’t assume so. 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” – a record so big it defied genre and became somewhat of a rock opera, a “We Are…

FUCK STEREOTYPES. SET PRECEDENT. Freeman Plat Does It For The Culture.

In 1964, Bob Dylan released the legendary album “The Times They Are A-Changin”. Covering topics ranging from the civil rights movement and racism, to Vietnam, to anti-establishment psychedelic culture, he spoke fluidly from the perspective of the vast gap between youth and leadership. Dylan’s capsule was highly reflective, raw, and revolutionary. Fast forward to 1971, when the late Marvin Gaye bookended the most turbulent decade when he released “What’s Goin On?” amidst the second wave of the Civil Rights struggle, the decay of a post Vietnam war American Dream, and his brilliant, haunting falsetto became the narration to an era. Since then there’s been “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back” By NYC hiphop legends Public Enemy, “WAR” by U2 in the early 80’s that gave us anthems like “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and equally as brilliant soundtracks to seasons of history from Bob Marley, 2Pac, and Rage Against The Machine. This is shit I know well.…

Galleria De Americana : We Hang With 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…

The 20 Year Cycle Of Fashion + Culture.

Wanderset Breaks Down Why 2017 Feels Alot Like 92-97, And Explores The Theory That Everything Repeats Itself On A 20-25 Year Grid.  When I was 17 I used to skip class in New Haven, CT and go hang on the green or at pubs in the Arts District a ton. I used to have conversations with bums, doctors, gangsters and Yale students alike. It expanded me. To be honest, my class cutting adventures are probably the reason I do anything I do now. It was a period of huge growth. Ironically, the hobos would say the most expansive things. There was this one cat, who they called “Money” (the proverbial they stay giving out ironic names, I swear) who told me this theory about how culture in general was on a 20-25 year cycle. Music and fashion all took two decades to circle. Nothing proves Money was actually money on…