Listed 006: What Was "For The Culture," Or Not, This Week
By Jaylin Paschal
Happy Friday! "Listed" is a series where I (very) briefly discuss cultural happenings that caught my eye throughout the week. Each Friday, expect to find a list giving you a rundown of what's been on my radar.
VOGUE FORCES OF FASHION
Fashion mavens like Virgil Abloh, Rihanna and Victoria Beckham, joined Anna Wintour and Vogue for "Forces of Fashion" at Milk Studios. The event was marketed as an opportunity for students to learn directly from leading fashion figures. But with tickets set at a price point of $3,000, whether or not this "opportunity" was actually accessible for students was a topic of debate within the industry.
It's not the first time fashion has been called out for advertising to youth on a "for the culture" platform, while also making their clothing/events unattainable for most within "the culture." Kanye West faced criticism for his plain white "Hip Hop T-Shirt" collaboration with A.PC., which was priced at $120. His own brand, Yeezy, along with lines like Supreme and Off--White, have a "for the culture" message that arguably contradicts with the work they put forward.
HIGHSNOBIETY RELEASES SERIES OF COVERS
Although the covers have been out all month, this week content from inside has been discussed frequently between bloggers and journalists. A high level of content has raised question of whether or not HighSnobiety's articles should be more widely respected.
Several projects were released today, including Gucci Mane's Mr. Davis, dvsn's Morning After, and Wu-Tang Clan's he Saga Continues.
VIC MENSA, KALI UCHIS FOR PYER MOSS
Creative Director and Designer of Pyer Moss, Kerby Jean-Raymond, previewed a project featuring Vic Mensa and Kari Faux. Fans are waiting to see what's next from the brand, and if any other artists will be involved.
ISSA RAE FOR ADWEEK
Media's favorite girl, Issa Rae, talked to AdWeek about Insecure and other upcoming projects.
EMINEM'S BET HIP HOP AWARDS CYPHER
Whether you loved or hated it, Eminem's attack on Donald Trump (and his supporters) made headlines.
That's all I got. We'll chat next week.