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.
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.
In a couple weeks, Bristol-based festival “Love Saves the Day” will return to Eastville park, bringing with them an what seems one of th stoniest line ups for British artists of the summers festival season. It brings with it a hub of DJs from around UK and Europe spanning across genre and generation, some of the most formidable artists in the UK rap scene and some sweet nostalgia trips for the 90s-00s kids.
Nick van Hofwegen who is better known as Young & Sick is a Dutch multi-threat artist who is not only an artist when it comes to music but also one whose talents expand to the visual sense. As someone who has designed cover artwork for Maroon 5 and Foster People to name a few. He is also an artist who has been on the rise for a while, with a string of singles, EPs and a debut album we caught up with Young & Sick just after the release of his latest EP Size of Relief which just came out this past Friday. We caught up with him to talk all things music, his creativity, the pressure to create music, where the future of music is going and more.
The last time we spoke to Theia was just after she released her single for Bad Idea in 2018. Since then she has released a string of singles as well as her latest EP Not Your Princess. It was only right that we caught up again with the New Zealand songstress to find out how things have been going since last year. As well as, The EP, The songs, The name and everything else.
After taking a bit of time away from the gigging scene last month in order to recuperate and just gather ourselves together. We welcomed a new month by checking out a fresh new talent on the scene Folky-Pop singer Maisie Peters as she played at London’s Scala.
Hailing from Nigeria the name DJ Spinall might not be one that you have come across before. However, with a career as a DJ which has spun well over a decade with a number of albums and mixtapes under his belt we caught up with DJ Spinall fresh of the release of his brand new song Who Do You See featuring Kojo Funds to find out more about him and to chat about all things music.
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.