Carhartt WIP Spring/Summer 2013 Preview

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Here are two short previews of the men’s and women’s s/s 2013 collections from a label that always gets it right, Carhartt WIP. Feeling the colour treatments in these vids and the sneak peak at some of the pieces, seems like the line will be carrying forward with the same styles that have made them indispensable over the past couple years, which is a good thing for sure.

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Carhartt WIP x 5BORO NYC ‘New York City To Detroit’

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Top sk8 vid to celebrate the Carhartt WIP and 5BORO NYC collaboration. Such amazing footage from Detroit and numerous NYC boroughs, and the pieces are tastefully featured in between high-speed street skating from 5BORO team members… soundtrack kills too, all good things.

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Aberrican Me: Ross Capicchioni

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Put aside 15 min today to watch these two videos. Produced by The Berrics, the story of Ross Capicchioni is something else.

edit: pulled from youtube, now only on The Berrics, parts one and two.

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The Ruins Of Detroit

Out of any major American city, Detroit has been the most hard-hit economically over the past generation, with the rampant urban decay now glaringly apparent during this current recession. Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre have done an amazing job of documenting this disintegration, showcasing structures that were formerly a source of pride, and now stand as monuments to the city’s fall from grace. In their words;

‘Ruins are the visible symbols and landmarks of our societies 
and their changes, small pieces of history in suspension.
The state of ruin is essentially a temporary situation that happens at 
some point, the volatile result of change of era and the fall of empires.
This fragility, the time elapsed but even so running fast, lead us to watch them one very last time : 
being dismayed, or admire, making us wondering about the permanence of things.
Photography appeared to us as a modest way 
to keep a little bit of this ephemeral state.’

More photos after the jump.

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Feeling It: Detroit Rap

I know I’ve been doing a bunch of music posts lately, but hey… I don’t work in the ‘industry’ anymore so I’m not super current on the fashion game, I can’t afford to re-up my manga collection, and I’m not quite the educated art cat that 85/ is… but I do have the internet, and I definitely download the hell out of my bandwidth. I’ve been a fan of Detroit hip hop for a long, long time.. and I’m not talking about Eminem or ICP. Back in high school it was all about Slum Village for cooling out, and Dwele for (attempted) smooth times with the ladies, all done over those signature J Dilla beats . Lately I’ve been listening to tons of grimy rap again, from UGK to Westside Connection to Killa Cam, but it’s the current Detroit MC’s that have been getting heavy rotation. I especially feel Guilty Simpson‘s flow, it’s got that underground feel with a rob-and-steal vibe to it, with just enough mainstream swagger for summer days. I also really enjoy Phat Kat, who’s flow is similar to Simpson’s in many ways, I guess it’s that new-school Detroit hood vibe. Anyway, these two songs bang out, and are good for keeping me in gully mode, riding my bike fast while headknocking.

Guilty Simpson – The Future (ft. M.E.D.)

Phat Kat – Nightmare (ft. Guilty Simpson)

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