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God Save REPRESENT. The George Heaton Interview.

George and his brother Michael Heaton, from Manchester, UK – are flying the Union Jack much higher than most lately. Their brand, REPRESENT, is coming to Wanderset, and the line has gone from street wear t shirts, to full fledged fashion house that uses Brit iconography to craft a brilliant narrative that is just as much trap-punk as it is Victorian. I spoke with George to dive a bit deeper into the story behind Represent. I wanted to find out what made him tick, and where the inspiration and creativity sparked from. As a creative, inspiration is never ending and can stem from anywhere, and that to be, is the most interesting part. As far as culture goes, I childishly wanted to know what the coolest shit from across the pond that we may not even know about here in Trump’s Wonka Factory. Before the Brit’s get a hearty…

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 toegtehr change to get here. 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 well the new generation of…

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…

DEAD STUDIOS : The Renegades Down Under

Australia has given the State’s alot of cool shit. Sometimes we as the American populus forget Australia, or tend to at least misrepresent it. Paul Hogan may not even be in the Top 10 of the outback nation’s culturatti exports, and, realistically, and he’s the Aussie who pops in to most of our minds as the brand character for the nation. Mel Gibson in the 80’s easily makes the “Roo Export To The Yanks” highlight reel. RIP Steve Erwin. RIP Heath Ledger. They get the nod. Ledger should get a statue in the real Gotham City, if that was a thing. Sia, Kylie Minouge, Natasha Beddingfield, Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, they all make the roster. The Hemsworth’s and Cate Blanchett have to be on the list. Baz Luhrmann makes it. The 10 minute scene on the beach of “Romeo + Juliet” alone should see him enshrined. Rugby is awesome.…

#Setlist : The CXX x W Hotels NYC Capsule Must Have Pieces

For the “City that never sleeps”- the W Hotel sure is filled every night with people looking to spend top dollar for a fucking place to sleep. Manhattan may need to rethink their unofficial tourism slogan. Passionate and provocative, the iconic W New York offers a soulful sanctuary within the city – close to museums, Times Square, Broadway and the business district. It’s Times Square location is iconic by address alone, let alone all the class and swank they’ve packed it with. The rich history, storied events and even more storied guests make even Marmount LA pale in comparison, and that’s saying alot. Street-luxe line The CXX have teamed up with the W to drop a “hotel NYC life” one off line, and it’s best described as the cream of relaxation wear in the way artful galleria would spin it. If there was an art show at MoMa – this…