Rick Owens Disco Boots

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Going to Berghain every year has really made me appreciate club kids and their outfits. There’s an amazing array of incredible looking people who really make an effort when they go out, it’s cool to see. I’m too used to “dusty chic Hackney Wick warehouse vibe”. Although I think some of the outfits are a bit limited. Leather, PVC, and bondage. My favorite period of club clothing emanated from Studio 54 in the 1970s and 80s. From thrilly blouses, bell-bottom pants, and platform boots it looked like so much fun. I would never correlate Rick Owens with that time period given their overall aesthetic but I like the way he flipped the boot it in his own way. They look incredibly difficult to wear which I actually think is a good thing, you’re required to work a bit harder to make them work with your outfits but I like the addition of the metal cap on the front which reminds me of New Rock boots and the transparent 6-inch heel. It’s nothing short of fabulous! Below are some of my favorite looks featuring the boots, you can see the entire Rick Owens fall/winter 2020 show here.

 

Balenciaga

I love it. I’ve been a big fan of all things Demna Gvasalia for a long time. I think some of the work he did at VETEMENTS especially the firs 3-5 collections were some of the best work he’s ever done and his impact on culture is far-reaching. Unfortunately due to the nature of his aesthetic (call it high-end normcore) he doesn’t get the credit he deserves. In recent months Demna has decided to step away from VETEMENTS (which I don’t believe for a minute) to focus entirely on Balenciaga. I really enjoyed the Balenciaga fall/winter 2020 show. I liked the stripped-back nature of the clothes. I loved the tailoring on the outerwear pieces and some of the standout moments such as the spiked jacket and the motorcycle race suits were welcome surprises! Below are some of my favorite looks from the show, enjoy.

Don’t Watch Contagion If You’re Scared

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It probably wasn’t the best idea in the world but I decided to Contagion last night. According to Wikipedia the movie follows “The death of Beth Emhoff and her son leads to the discovery of a deadly virus. While the US Centers for Disease Control struggles to curb its spread, worldwide panic ensues.” It’s a fascinating movie especially in context with what’s going on with the coronavirus at the moment. The parallels are actually quite frightening, from the various dissenting voices eager to play down the threat of the virus to the corporate interest desperately trying to rewrite the narrative, it’s weirdly poetic. It features an all-star cast and objectively speaking it’s a thoroughly enjoyable movie. Hopefully, this isn’t a case of “art imitating life” and some lessons have been learned since this released in 2011 but judging by the confusion in media at the moment I’m not too optimistic. Things could get worse before they get better. Sorry.

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