MOMENTS | Link up: Political Movements In Fashion, Ban Bossy, Stephin Merritt’s Scrabble Poetry, Frank Ocean x Diplo x The Clash, Artist Jesse Krimes
Staying relevant on the go.
1. AnOther Magazine gives us the rundown on political movements in men’s and women’s fashion collections.
Works include Pussy Riot-admirer Gareth Pugh, who contributed a short film to Amnesty International’s initiative during London Fashion Week and the Sochi Olympics, and Rei Kawabuko’s revival of “Hiroshima Chic” for Comme des Garçons’ FW14 men’s collection.
2. International Women’s Day was last Saturday (March 8th). Let’s not make it just a day. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, is spearheading a campaign to “Ban Bossy” as an adjective for a woman in charge and to encourage female leaders.
Beyoncé joins powerful women like Diane Von Furstenberg and Condoleezza Rice for the campaign’s video.
3. Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merritt plans to release a Scrabble-inspired poetry book called 101 Two-Letter Words. Which means we’ll be looking forward to a humorously sardonic yet poignant collection of verses.
4. Converse’s Three Artists One Song series has a knack for bringing together genre-defying artists from different ends of the musical spectrum. Their latest trio includes Frank Ocean, Diplo, and Paul Simonon and Mick Jones of The Clash.
Excited? Then listen to and download “Hero”.
5. While in prison, artist Jesse Krimes created an incredible 39-panel mural using only hair gel, color pencils, bed sheets and The New York Times.