required reading // links worth sharing iv


 from merrill c. berman's collection: a pin opposing alf landon, a kansas republican who challenged franklin d. roosevelt in the 1936 presidential election.

from merrill c. berman's collection: a pin opposing alf landon, a kansas republican who challenged franklin d. roosevelt in the 1936 presidential election.

1. "i have a love of the history, and the authenticity of subculture in the street." // says vintage streetwear genius brian procell.

2. according to i-d, fashion is undergoing a subcultural revival // "our ways of dressing are as likely to bubble up from the streets as they are now to descend from high fashion. indeed the brands that tow the delicate line are the ones that aren't just making money, but are responsible for defining our current generation."

3. "adapt, adopt, subvert, iterate. the relationship between function and fashion is rarely direct -- or even correlative. when a wearable object's original intent evolves, shifts or otherwise becomes altered, it can splinter into multiple identities." // re-intention, a recent exhibit at nyu, examines wearable objects as works of art.

4. the first new york men's fashion week has been announced for july 2015 // so who are the most influential people in menswear right now? style.com investigates.

5. "everything is always linked to music, even if it's not a direct story." says paul o'neill, levi's senior designer // he recently talked to cool hunting about utilizing levi's rich apparel archive and the soundtrack to his collections.

6. instagram is partnering with the moma irl // #arquimoma

7. a trip to mexico city is at the top of my list // artsy picks the 8 best works at the recent zona maco.

8. in honor of fashion week, a fashion gif tumblr worth sharing.

9. artist chloe wise is a self-described "canadian jewish angel" who makes non functional bread-bags modeled after famous it-bags of the early 2000s, all with pun-driven titles (louis vuitton baguette, etc) // her art/accessories question the boundary between tacky and luxe.

10. merrill c. berman says a teenage interest in political campaigns trained his eye in graphics // he now has a collection of over 20,000 related mementos.