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Month: January 2017
There is an unfathomable power emitted by art that uses urban landscapes as its canvas. It is not exclusive to those of a certain social class or within art circles; it is accessible to all. It does not rely on an unchanging gallery space to be seen or understood; it adapts to the fluidity and movement of its dynamic surroundings.
Brazil is certainly a beautiful location.Crystal blue waters, a radiating sunset and an intense love for soccer is what popular culture tends to focus on when it comes to Brazil. Interestingly enough, Brazil also offers a very hip fashion scene. Take fashion designer and Sao Paulo native, Pedro Lourenço, for example. Even though he is just 24 years old, he already has demonstrated his work at Fashion Week and has collaborated with respected brands such as Nike, as well as Mac Cosmetics, who described him as having a “couture-like sensibility and meticulous attention to detail.”
The general expectation of former Disney Channel stars is either a spectacular fall from grace or a fade into oblivion. Bridgit Mendler, known for her roles in television show Good Luck Charlie and movie Lemonade Mouth star, managed to escape the common pitfalls of childhood stardom.
Many fashion labels are not able to achieve the duality of streetwear and luxury wear quite like UK based fashion label Superdry. Superdry can be spotted on an ordinary English teenaged festival-goer or an A-list celebrity. The label's amazingness is due to it's affordability and accessibility to the general public while supplying high quality clothing.
In the last few months, grime and R&B songstress Ray BLK has been making headlines for her pulsating beats, sweet caramel voice, and most of all, her boldly candid lyrics. The Nigerian born, UK-raised singer was recently named the winner of the BBC Sound of 2017, a list that is dominated by #BlackGirlMagic this year and a title previously held by artists like Adele and Sam Smith. Unlike her predecessors, Ray BLK is not yet signed to a major label, but that hasn’t stopped her from grinding and releasing music on her own terms.
Blending African-American women and traditional Korean dress seems like an idea that one has to ponder for a while, but not for one artist. According to koreadailyus.com, Chris Shim was inspired by a random thought that these two elements would go together. This simple thought couldn’t have been more true; the two cultures fuse perfectly showcasing the ideal representation of multiculturalism. Shim mixes the cultures effortlessly in his murals shown around the world, from Korea to California.