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.
She released her EP Karma last year which brought Norwegian songstress Folly Rae to our radar. Now back with the first release of 2019 her single Full Stop we got to the young singer a bit better talking all things music, creativity and more.
When we first came across Noname Chicago rapper who infuses Jazz into her hiphop vibes we knew that she was someone to look out for. After the release of her debut album Room 25 which came out at the end of laster year as well as her single Song 31 we were converted as fans.
When we first came across young Australian singer CXLOE we heard her 2018 song Show You which stood out as something that was different to us. Described as making ‘Dark Pop’ CXLOE is a fresh sound on the music scene and and an artist we are paying attention. We caught up with her to chat about her inspiration, how being from Australia has influenced her music what “Dark pop” is and more.
As we roundup our celebration of female artists for International Women’s Month, we bring you yet another female artists to be aware of London based R&B/Soul artist JGrrey whose down tempo vibes are putting her out there as yet another young female artist to be on the look for. With the release of her first EP Grreydaze which is out now, we caught up to JGrrey to find more about her as artist, the landscape of music for female artists and more.
Last night we had the pleasure of wrapping up International Women’s Month witnessing the wonderful talent that is NAO. Alongside 4,000 others we headed down to the O2 Academy in Brixton to watch the singer bringer her 2018 album Saturn to life.
When you see her, you might think that she is a little quirky with her colourful clothing and her colourful hair, when you listen to her music you might think she is a brand new and fresh on the music scene with her varied musical style. However, when you get to know her, you will realise that she has been around for much longer than you know. Tayla Parx is the voice you never knew you loved and could relate too so much. From a songwriting career which has earned her 3 GRAMMY nominations, Tayla Parx is the dark horse that everybody has been sleeping on until now. On a Tuesday afternoon, I headed to the legendary Abbey Road Studios to meet with Tayla Parx who coincidentially was mid- recording session, we had a chat about all things music and more and I was introduced to the three multi-dimensions layers of Tayla Parx: The Writer, The Artist and the Creative.
If you were lucky enough attend the AMP Sounds event which took place at the Roundhouse last year and included an incredible lineup of artists including Mabel, Raye, Wretch 32, Stefflon Don Disclosure and more then you will be glad to know that Annie Mac is back with a brand new 4 days programme of events as part of the first AMP London.
Describing his music as Hip-Hop with a R&B groove rapper Jords who hails from Croydon has been in the music game for a while now. With a number of EPS, an album and a string of singles he has been someone that has been building his career in his own time. Now with the release of his new single Glide off his new project which is coming soon. We sat down with Jords to chat about all this music, him as an artists, the landscape of music, mental health and what else he is working on for 2019.
One year after we had the pleasure of attending The Somerset House Summer Series shows last year and got to experience the likes of Sigrid, Jorja Smith, Little Simz, Legendary Hip Hip group The Roots and more. The lineup for the 2019 Summer Series shows has been announced.
Hailing all the way from New Zealand Drax Project are a 4 piece group who are on the rise. With the release of their EP Noon which came out last year and their single Woke up Late which features American singer Hailee Steinfield, they are making there way on the music scene and are showing no signs of slowing down. We caught up with the band to find out more about them as a group, working with Hailee, how they come up with their name and what is next for the group.
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.