Feels like global sanity is on hiatus, so our analogue film enthusiast friends at Pairs Project decided to throw a New Wave Post Punk during Paris Fashion Week at the decadent former residence of neo-classical composer George Bizet at Le Carmen, a stone throw’s from the red light district Pigalle. Photography series featuring Alex Mullins, cult Parisian streetwear brand Apple Core, Champion, Ferrari Concept, Icosae, Issey Miyake, underground designer Naco Paris, Neith Nyer, Sean Suen and Kiev based skateboard brand Werush were projected against high stucco ceilings while 8mm homemade videos from the iconic era played. Photography shot on expired 35mm Soviet film and Kodak disposable camera.
“Essentials is the perfect blend of product and culture from a brand like Converse. Focussed around classic sportswear items, redefined for streetwear….it mirrors the story of Converse as a brand, born in sport, raised by the streets.”
For the Fall/Winter 2017 collection, Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, co-founders and artistic directors of Maison Kitsuné, drew their inspiration from American pop culture and the aesthetic and creative energie of New York born, Paris based, artist William Klein.