Vivienne Westwood and Juergen Teller In Naples for SS22′

At the beginning of last year, Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler made the most of the relaxation of restrictions across Europe traveling down to Naples to see friends – a trip that would coincidentally set the scene for their SS22 campaign against “collapsing 16th-century houses, fishing boats, and vibrant locals.” The iconic Italian city ended…

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Glitchcore on the SS22′ Runways

Glitchcore, both a style and a sound reminiscent of post-digital sensibilities, PC music, hyper pop, and a certain air of rebellion against the status quo is having a moment. Playing on tech nostalgia and obsolete modes of representation the trend makes productive that which up until recently seemed redundant and defunct. Replicating the vibrant and…

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Balenciaga’s Robot Reckoning

Existential anxieties bubble over in Balenciaga’s latest SS22 campaign, replete with cybernetic face coverings, exoskeleton suits, and Matrix-esque headpieces designed by Ikeuchi Hiroto. Balenciaga’s robots are dystopia and post-humanism dressed in couture. Bearing in mind, it’s certainly not the first time that Demna Gvasalia has prophesied doomsday, the designer oft sends post-apocalyptic garb down water-soaked…

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