BOARDERLINE CREW presents “Brama Party HC EDITION” @ Madesimo (SO)
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NO SNOW, GO SKATE…two days, one big house, over 60 people, one party!!!
ZEEMO / facebook.com/zeemonoisesquad
WAS A BE / facebook.com/pages/Was-A-Be/153922811346336
FILMING & EDITING: Matteo Molteni / idolsfree.com/ + boarderlinecrew.com/
PHOTOS: Giovanni Spreafico / flickr.com/photos/jjovanni/
MUSIC: Frank Zappa, JOE’S GARAGE 1979
Ever walked into an art show that challenged your intellectual, analytical and productive mind? Steve Olson’s art does just that. When you see it for the first time, it creates images of subtle forces that question the constraints of creative potential, meaningful work, unlocking untapped resources and breaking away from traditional everyday hierarchies.
As I walked into Hangin’, Olson’s new short-run art exhibition at Known Gallery in Los Angeles, I was immediately inhabited by the inquisitions and ingenuity of his talent, transformations, personal forces, powerful motivation and instincts with personal courage for risk-taking. As I studied each art piece in the gallery that was filled beyond capacity, I tried to comprehend the far thinking greatness of each piece. His latest artwork struck me as deeply influential and does empower, impact and create results that each buyer desires through basic rational, individual reflections, striking within each individual a connectedness making sense of each situation. He’s harnessed an invisible force within himself that influences his prolific inner talents which leads him to create art that has never been done his way.
At the same time, he possesses the great essence of human potential that captures his sensitivity and vision. It drives him with the individualism to be a nonconformist. And he’s continually pushing beyond the now and creating unusual, thought-provoking ideas.
Photos — imani lanier
Story — Western Civ Team
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Someone I knew once said “You know you have made your mark when they make fun of you on Saturday Night Live.”
It’s true, when something flies seemingly from the fringes of obscurity into the spotlight and becomes entrenched in the popular consciousness; so much so that it molecules of it begin to meld with the mainstream, pieces of it become integrated into the everyday. It becomes part of the language that we all speak.
This is true of style, of fashion. It’s true, the dominant mode of dress for people who live the culture comes from a visual language that was formed in Los Angeles and Hawaii. But here on the East Coast, a variation on that language exists as we have evolved our own point of view on free living.
What was born from this new language is what you might see on fashion icons and on runways. I mean… did Michael Jackson really ride motorcycles? And yet, when you think of him at the height of his glory, what is he wearing?
I think this was best expressed by our friend Josh Rosen of Saturdays NYC in a recent interview I did.
“Because we are in New York, and because we are New York kids, we had to gear our clothing and our everything towards more of what we are into, which is maybe a little bit more modern– not modern but more progressive fashion-wise. We don’t wear the traditional surf gear, so the clothing has to represent our aesthetic, the way we dress, and as we design our clothing, as we build our brand we always keep that in mind. What we [at Saturdays] take from surfing is really more the 50’s, 60’s style. Which is a little cleaner, [comprised of] tighter silhouettes, just a generally more sophisticated feeling. Like right at the kind of beginning of surf, when it was these kids who [wore] pencil ties, really nice beautiful suits– things like that. But when they were in the water they were just surfers.”
And some people might say that it’s selling out to make a buck. I see it as survival of the fittest, adapting what we want out of life to the demands of our environment. I see it as another outlet to express our love of ride.
With that, I present to you, “Nomadic Skater.” Inspired by skate, my creative team and I imagined a society in a parallel world where skate is like walking, the board being almost an extension of the body. It’s populated by women who are simply just being.
These are portraits from that world.
Written by: Alice An
Photo’s by: Charlie Wan
Stylist: Anouk Beguery
Hair stylist: Yasutake Kosaka
Irsida Aliu from Direct Model Management NYC — Model
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