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Goodhood Interview Lucas Price of A.Four

April 16, 2014 – 16:31 in Fashion | Calum

Goodhood Interview Lucas Price of A.Four

I don’t think there are many shops who rival Goodhood. In terms of their buy, merchandising and general aesthetic, they rarely miss the mark and often elevate products to a greater level of desirability than you’d expect. The same goes for their online content – a by-product of their creative agency – which is refreshingly decent. Nowadays, ever shop with an online presence has a blog and with that increased noise comes a lot of shoddy content, which often means that the good stuff gets lost in the flurry. Fortunately, Goodhood are one of the few who don’t succumb to the notion of creating content for the sake of content.

Recently, the shop interviewed artist and one half of A.Four, Lucas Price, about his work and collaborative relationship with Japanese designer Kazuki Kuriashi. It provided a great insight into a brand which I new little of, but has intrigued me ever since it first began to filter into a select few shops in the past year. Here’s an excerpt:

GH: Hi Lucas, it might be worth starting off with how we met. I think I first spotted a disused lightbox at Stollen Space and enquired who had made it. From there I was put in touch with you, and discovered some of your early work with lightboxes. Many people probably don’t know that for the first year of the lightbox at Goodhood it was a collaboration with you. Can you tell us what the work meant to you and why you produced it?

LP: I knew about the store, and shopped there; although we hadn’t been introduced at that point…I knew that Word To Mother was making your signage. And so when you asked me to make something along the same lines, it felt like a good fit, and a way to carry on with the lightbox idea. Up to that point I’d done some stuff like take these light boxes around London and photograph them in various places with different pieces of text on them, in the West end and round east London. The work was just either personal ramblings, or quotes. For Goodhood I wanted to try and choose quotes from other people that were related to work, as I thought there was something I liked about the store that was about hard work, industry and community. In the end it was a little more esoteric, and I remember you asking me to tone it down in fact as it was perhaps going off on too spaced out a tangent.

GH: It was a fantastic opportunity to come and visit your developing art space in Whitechapel, can you tell us a bit more about this?

LP: I have a council flat which I’ve just re purposed slightly so that I can make exhibitions there when I want. I’m going to have some kind of retail space there too. I was reading about Marcel Broodthaers a while ago, using his apartment as a museum and since then I’ve wanted to make something similar. So that’s going to be happening this year.

Read the full interview here.

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The Moving Development SS14 “Made Forever”

April 16, 2014 – 14:27 in Fashion | Calum

The Moving Development SS14 “Made Forever”

We’ve been featuring The Moving Development on here for a minute and we’re more than happy to do so, because not only is their product dope, it’s also free of bullshit. Staying true to it’s name, it has been interesting to watch TMD grow with each collection – carving an aesthetic that is increasingly unique to itself – whilst retaining the dark, oil-soaked nuances which first caught my attention. The brand is still in it’s formative years, but has shown itself to be adept at executing an array of products from the humble graphic t-shirt to soft flannel shirts. This is undoubtedly their most comprehensive and refined offering to date – partly due to an increased presence of cut & sew items – whilst still remaining a small-time operation. A true labour of love; Spring Summer ‘Made Forever’ certainly comes correct.

More images here.

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adidas Originals Select Collection

April 15, 2014 – 08:40 in Fashion | Calum

adidas Originals Select Collection

Part of me just wanted to copy and paste the press release for these trainers and attach a picture. And it’s not just because I’m lazy – which I am – but because the latest size? exclusive Adidas Originals Select Collection carries a fascinating back store. Indeed, all that means very little if the trainers aren’t good – but they are. I am, after all, a professional; so I have instead edited the press release to make it more digestible for those who frequent these pages for the pictures of sultry females and posts which require minimum effort to read. For those of you who want to know more about the inspiration behind the trainers, click here. If not, read on:

The Memphis group was a collective of young Milan-based furniture and product designers who created a series of highly influential products throughout the 1980’s. Led by veteran architect Ettore Sottsass, who arranged a meeting at his apartment in December 1980 to discuss his vision for a bold new range of furniture, 15 people invited to join the group. Each member had a common interest in designing pieces that reacted against the slick, black and humourless designs of the previous decade, which they felt lacked personality and individualism. Their designs offered bright, colourful and shocking pieces in contrast to the predominately black and brown furniture in Europe at the time; starkly juxtaposed to the design zeitgeist of the era.

At a meeting in February 1981 each member submitted design proposals using bold, extravagant patterns and materials. They then approached furniture and ceramic companies, commissioning them to produce their concept pieces and on the 18th September 1981 the Arc ’74 showroom in Milan exhibited their work for the first time. British designer Jasper Morrison remembers going to the exhibition and feeling “shocked and panicked” at what he was seeing but “immediately freed by the sort of total rule-breaking” the critically acclaimed group had shown.

To celebrate the Memphis group and its post-modern style, adidas Originals presents us with four ZX silhouettes and two t-shirts inspired by this design movement. This UK exclusive pack launches this coming Friday 18th April as part of our on-going adidas Originals Select Collection. It will be online at 8:00am BST via direct links on Size’s Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as being available in all size? stores. Prices range from £85 to £95 for the footwear and £35 each for the t-shirts.

Size.co.uk

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Bucket Hats & Handfuls of Mescaline

April 10, 2014 – 11:35 in Fashion | Calum

Bucket Hats & Handfuls of Mescaline

I’ve definitely posted other iterations of this Stussy Double S bucket hat in the past, but only a fool would knock a classic. And I don’t really care if my bucket hat postings are getting repetitive, I basically wear the same shit on the daily so it’s a reflection of me or whatever? Anyway, this is one of the most low-key buckets I’ve seen this season – meaning that you can team it with some wild flagrant shirting on some Hunter S Thompson steez. You can catch me at a BBQ this summer gobbling mescaline by the handful and rocking this. Obviously, you’ll need some simple chucks to complete the look, maybe some Dickies too. Hey, size? is basically a one-stop shop for dressing like your favourite gonzo journalist. Props to size? for that.

Headwear here, Bubba.

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