For our latest Editorial feature, we came together with American workwear giants Dickies, and their European department – Dickies Life, to re-imagine the brands Autumn/Winter 2016 collection.
A brand that has spent almost a century in crafting quality workwear apparel, Dickies made the seamless, perhaps inadvertent, transition in to the streetwear market thanks to it’s classic styles being adopted by and subsequently representative of various sub-cultures, most importantly skateboarding. It’s quality in design and accessible price point has seen Dickies become a staple in most wardrobes, and Dickies aknowledged this, reworking and updating their cuts and fits for the modern market but maintaining their robust workwear heritage.
This shoot aimed to celebrate the ‘basics’ and the ‘essentials’ and their integral role in our everyday wear. Dickies have created a simplicity and a certain level of quality that allows the wearer to be creative, whether its layered up or styled individually.
Our latest feature centres around London based unisex brand Aries, and their latest set of graphic heavy wears.
Aries was created by Sofia Prantera & Fergus Purcell back in 2012, following spells working alongside high profile brands such as Slam City, designing for Palace, and conceiving cult labels such as Silas. Aries is the product of these experiences combined with a desire to create something that embodies their own view on ‘street wear, anti-fashion youth movements and trash culture’. In aiming to reconcile their love for the genre, Aries became a physical representation of Sofia’s inspirations and influences, using the brand as a vessel for her own unique vision. Through hands-on processes such as hand dyeing, screen printing, cutting and ripping, Aries have establish a unique and refreshing look which embraces it’s imperfections to echo styles from 90’s DIY culture and bring back that sense of rebellion that was once such an integral part of streetwear.
We aimed to highlight the eroding barriers between mens and woman fashion, showing that streetwear – whether its aimed at men or woman, can be enjoyed and worn by whoever.
Gold Coast born, Brighton based creative Jack Cassidy has come through with the latest edition of his Four Wheels zine, dedicated to Brighton street skating. Featuring interviews with local riders and imagery shot by Jack himself across the city, the zine builds a story around the current scene and the characters within it.
To accompany the launch of the zine, Jack also put together a short clip dubbed "Crust City V.1" featuring various street missions across Brighton. See the full clip below and check out the full Four Wheels Issue #3 HERE.
What Youth present the latest instalment in their ‘Artist Series’ focused around Parisian photographer Benjamin Deberdt. The man behind Sugar Magazine and Live Skateboard Media, Deberdt has played an integral role in capturing the skate scene across France and Europe through his unique imagery and video work. The short documentary explores his progress as a photographer, linking up with big names such as Mark Gonzales, Kevin Rodriguez and more to capture their movements at some of Paris’ most iconic spots.
Check the full video above and head to whatyouth.com for more on their artist series.
We recentley linked up with New York’s Stanton Street Sports to shoot a concise editorial focused around their latest release for Summer 2016.
Launched earlier this year, Stanton Street Sports was born as an in-house brand to ONLY NY – named after the brands New York flagship store location. Despite sharing some similarities to it’s parent brand, Stanton Street Sports has managed to carve out it’s own identity as a stand alone brand with a strong direction and solid designs. Now available in select stockists over in the UK, SSS focus on extremley limited quantities, with many of their products made as one offs, so once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Their latest collection for Summer is heavily graphic lead, with an early 90’s sportswear feel to it, deploying a bright, seasonal colour palette on to a range of t-shirt designs. Again we see parallels with ONLY NY through NY inspired designs which draw from themes around the city and the various subcultures within it. Rounding off the concise release is a collaborative hoody with Champion, featuring the classic collegiate font on the front as well as three hat designs, which again feel retro inspired with subtle embroidered or patchwork detailing on classic shapes.
Solo Skate Mag recentley caught up with Jerry Hsu during his time in Berlin for the opening of his ‘A Love Like Mine Is Hard To Find’ exhibition at HVW8 Gallery. In this short clip, Jeremy talks a bit more on the exhibition, his process and why he feels skateboarding & photography share similarities.
The exhibition will be running until the 4th of June, so if you’re in the city be sure to check it out at HVW8
Gimme 5 have teamed up with photographer Dennis Morris on a set of limited edition tees, kicking off a new series of own label projects for the brand.
Gimme 5 have a penchant for identifying some of the worlds most exciting brands before most have even heard of them, and the company have been responsible for distributing and building some of the most important brands in the world of streetwear and menswear fashion in the UK & European markets. It turns out they also know how to make a good tee as well as they apply punk icon John Lydon's face to a super limited range of white tees, commemorating Dennis Morris' "PIL - First Issue Metal Box" exhibition, which ran in London back in March.
You can still pick up the Gimme 5 x Dennis Morris - John Lydon tees over on their webstore HERE