Students from New York’s prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology presented its top graduating students in its annual runway show, along with a newly launched section of street style and athletic-inspired garments.
Deluxe streetwear brand EXTREMEDY has exploded onto the fashion scene with an unapologetically bold and brash debut show hosted at Cavalli Club, Dubai. Bringing together the who’s who of the Middle East fashion scene, key Editors and Influencers gathered, plus notable celebrity guests including Mohamed Hadid, Chloe Green, Latifa, Cheb Khaled and May Hariri.
Streetwear brand Extremedy show their AW19 collection.
Fashion Scout, the international showcase held during London Fashion Week, has named four winners of its The Ones to Watch Award for autumn/winter 2019 - 1x1 Studio, Aurélie Fontan, Bowen Hu and Shie Lyu.
Chinese brand i-am-Chen is celebrating its fifth season continues to bring the fun and light-hearted spirit to the audience. The brand constantly challenges and exploits the capabilities of various knitting machines. Whilst working with some of the world-class technicians, Chen reinterprets the definition of knitting by pushing of advanced machinery, applying state of the art techniques and experimenting with a diversity of yarns in bold and eye-catching garments.
Fresh from her runway debut, ASBO caught up with the girl of the moment Tolu Coker.
Fashion Scout announced that the London based Eponymous brand Tolu Coker, as the winner of the AW19 coveted Merit Award. Created in 2009, the new talent initiative is worth £20,000 across three seasons and has been created to support and develop new designer businesses on a global level.
Recent graduate collection from Sarah Passman from Solent University Southampton.
Following two successful events from the female lead initiative Women Connect are back with a third event tackling Mental Health to take place on September 25th. The event which will center around the stigma of mental health in the creative industries will include a panel by employees and creatives from around the UK music scene. As well as addressing issues such as funding and financial literacy for creatives, advice on maintaining a healthy work-life balance and how to progress in your career despite industry politics and saturation.
Nathan Dawe makes house music. His career started at age 15 with a DJ residency in his hometown, Burton. The eight years since have been quite a ride, playing major UK Festivals such as Creamfields and shows in Ibiza, Marbella and Ayia Napa. We caught up with Nathan ahead of his next appearance at SW4 Festival in London, here’s what he had to say.
time of year is upon us once again. One year after we had the opportunity when we got the chance to catch artists like Little Simz, Jorja Smith, The Roots Sigrid, De La Soul take the stage at the Somerset House concert series it is time once again to ready for another week of incredible music as various artists take the stage for another round of shows. As we kick things off tomorrow for another round of incredible shows we are sharing some of our favourites to see.
Last night the queen that is Janelle Monae shined as she brought all the vibes and energy to the SEE Wembley Arena. Everybody in attendance was going along with all her vibes from start to finish as she brought her Dirty Computer tour to London. Following on from her September shows which took place last year Janelle brought a show that was filled with energy, good vibes and a good time.
When we first came across Mr Eazi when he played at Disturbing London’s AfroRepublik last year we knew he was one to look out for. Since then with the release of his album Life is Eazi, Vol 2 Lagos to London we knew that he somebody that we have to see again. And so with his upcoming UK tour in November we spoke with Mr about everything from building his shows, playing across the world, as well as his new initiative EmPAWA and more.
We are halfway through the year and already we have seen UK music shining in its best. A string of UK artists have released Bops and Bangers that are making us all embrace what Uk music is about, whether its the release of Dave’s Psychodrama, Slow Thai’s debut album Nothing Great About Britain and Skepta’s Ignorance is Bliss. . We have had a lot to be thankful and appreciative for in terms of UK music and now joining the artists who keep on giving Mostack is here with his brand new debut album Stacko.
Native New Yorker, River Nelson has carved out a respectable following for himself in the U.S., Europe and other parts of the globe. Following the release of his EP Navigation in 2017. He is back with an upcoming brand new album ‘Power, Resilience and Joy’ and the first single of that singe is ‘Today’ we caught up with River to chat all things and more.
Generally, I try to resist using terms like ‘voice of a generation’. The cliche, arbitrary and the overdone nature of the phrase gives you a pretentious, grandiose tone making the sentiment more about your egotism than appraisal. But Slowthai has truly captured a voice and attitude concurrent with the modern day youth of Britain, an attitude of frustration, anger, and apathy; stupified by the lies and distrust of politicians whilst it seems some apocalypse is just about to crawl over the horizon. Whether your rage is politically, environmentally, economically or just morally charged, we are stuck without an idea of which direction to go as there are just too many red flags, Slowthai is finding his way.
With just over a week to until The Ends Festival takes place in Lloyd Park, Croydon from May 31st - June 2nd. We have been excited for everything we can expect from the festival. Since announcing the festival last year and teasing the lineup for a number of months now we can happily say that we are very much looking forward to see the many artists which will be gracing the festival stage. It is safe to say that the 3 headliners who will no doubtably bring a different vibe to each night of the festival will kill it, and in our excitement and lead up to get ready for the festival we are sharing some of the other artist we are most looking forward to see take the stage next weekend.
We are in a time in music where there is alot of shift taking place, not just talking about genres mixing with the creation of this ‘Alternative’ sound across already popular genres and styles of music but more is happening with the control and the transparency in music. Songwriters are becoming artists and artists want to write their music. SHY Martin in a Norweign singer-songwriter who started her career as a writer before branching out as her own artist. As a young talent she released her first crop of singles in late 2017 year before release her debut EP last year and in 2019 she is keeping it going. We not only had a chance to catch SHY as played at London’s Curtain Hotel but we also caught up with the singer to chat all things music and more.
Dubbed the “African Coachella”, Gidi Culture Festival, the biggest one-day music festival in West Africa. Attracting the likes of Wande Coal, DJ Obi, Sarz Patoranking, Niniola, Teni the entertainer, Moonchild Sanelly, DJ Neptune and more.
As one of London’s new and most exciting photographers in recent years Haris Nukem is somebody to be aware of if you weren’t already. Getting ready for his brand new exhibition FAITH at Sohoo’s Noho Studio from April 16th the new exhibition features London creatives and questions the guiding ideologies that surround millennial culture and Gen Z. Exploring social media connectivity, the limitations and liberations of the curated self, the fragility of public services and touches on relevant concerns hedonism, trolls and tribalism. ASBO caught up with the photographer to find out more about himself his work and what we can expect from his upcoming exhibition.
Team Kumba is a group of six young multi-disciplinary artists on a mission “to change or to challenge the music industry in Rwanda and within the region”. Formed about six months ago, the group comprises two DJs, a drummer, two dancers, and a videographer. We caught up with those group to find out more.
A nitid expedition through the alternative realities of artist Jason Ebeyer
With 70% of Palestine’s population still under the age of 30, the almost 70-year conflict has cost many young people their freedom
In the past, the youth didn’t have the opportunity to make a sound or have any right to speak. Today, everyone can express themselves.
Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another & feeling emotions with the heart of another.
Disregarding the youth’s desire for freedom of expression, China opts to censor a burgeoning hip hop culture.
Suspended between life and death, these buildings remind us of the power that architecture can possess upon its inception
If you can’t express yourself with the ones you love, there must be something wrong.