Daniel Palillo is back with the biggest collection of his seven-year career as a designer. Paradoxically, in all its vastness, spring/summer 2014 celebrates the art of dreamy, short working days. It is a call for slackers* to unite: to wear their pajamas to work, and do what they like.
Working life, according to Palillo, should not be about what one does but about the way in which he or she does it—or what makes them do it. “You just need to find your music,” he says. Like a method actor, Palillo aspires to complete emotional identification with his designs. Right now, they channel street views from strolling around in New York.
Me Against the World attempts to generate with clothing the empowering feeling that one gets from listening to great songs. Try wearing a t-shirt that says ‘Eat my’ written on it with rainbow-colored letters or a romantic flower-patterned beret and see where this takes you. Be bold and stay cool.
*Slacker: a person who avoids work or effort; a young person (esp. in the 1990s) of a subculture characterized by apathy and aimlessness.
Cover story captured by Matt Irwin and art directed by Nicola Formichetti with actor and singer Olly Alexander, an openly gay singer who doesn’t use ambiguity in his lyrics to make him pass for straight, in order to entice a legion of screaming girls. FY! also analyse various points of view of what an outsider is through editorials, texts and interviews with among others Ahmed Abdelrahman, Demna Gvasalia and Henrik Silvius.