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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…

Wanderset’s COMPLEXCON Invasion 17 Recap

The Insanity that was COMPLEXCON 17 has been recapped. It’s around mid-afternoon in West Hollywood right now, and it’s finally quiet. It’s finally much, much calmer. Off the balcony, I can hear the low panned din below of the Sunset strip, dipping into the weight of it’s own peaks and valleys, in underwater Dolby surround sound. The last weekend just kicked the shit out of (Wanderset Art Director) Drew McCarver and I. But the internet never sleeps. Some cat flew back to Seoul and already uploaded some trill ass images of his cops from ComplexCon 17, and now, we have to run thru miles of content, flicks, clips, and all types of names and numbers to piece together this hot mess neon maze that was more Wonka Factory than shopping experience. We copped a bunch of exclusives only avaiable at the event, and now, only available on Wanderset. Thru out…

Artist Cole Is Dr. Frankenstien Meets Warhol. Here’s Why.

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 elite and quite open, but it all somehow works. It reflects 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. To bring 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 of millennial babies. In this world the 4…

#SetList : 5 Pieces On The Vanguard From En|Noir

En|Noir, the trendsetting line from designer Rob Garcia, has been recognized with out being recognized, if you will. Garcia creates a befitting mantra for his vision that reads “The rapport is reflective of inspiration from all mediums of art that have been developed through states of mind void of restraint. This void of restraint creates En|Noir, which is definitive of being rooted in black, the void of all stain.” A few years back, En|Noir created a massive splash by tailoring leather pants and shirts for hiphop super stars like Kanye West and 2 Chainz. Since then, the line has been cultishly beloved by celebs, and those in the know. Here’s 5 really cool pieces from En|Noir, and some celeb looks. 1. JUSTIN BIEBER In Bleach Wash Bieber has been a loyal rocker and advocate for E|N for a minute now. Here he is seen in the really popular “Bleach Wash”…