THE US PARTY SCENE-JUAN LO
"I live in Austin, TX USA also known as the 'Live Music Capital of the World", however, it doesn't quite feel that way anymore. We're in the midst of rapid gentrification. Most of the musician and artist community have moved elsewhere and the tech and corporate business world is taking over...
KING PRINCESS X CLARE GILLEN 'A FAMILY KIKI'
STRIPED STUDIO PRESENTS...Mikaela Straus, aka King Princess, and her personal Creative Director and Photographer Clare Gillen. The series of photographs are centered around the concept of family, presenting how dynamic we are as individuals. Straus appears as every member of a so-called 'nuclear' family. STRIPED Magazine takes a look back at this Los Angelesexhibition inside this year's Isuue3 '2020 VISION'.
EDITOR'S LETTER-SOPHIE BLACK-ISSUE 3 '2020 VISION'
Welcome to the third edition of STRIPED Magazine, ‘2020 VISION’. This exclusive issue is dedicated to the revolution that a new generation is creating. An angle of youth takes hold, reinventing and questioning all priorities and concerns. Issue three stars, Amyl and the Sniffers, Faux Real and Louis Judkins as a part of a multiple front cover edition.
STRIPED uses 2020 VISION to look forward into the next decade of musicians, visualists and performers; setting the next iconic formations of the new and outrageous fast-coming decade 2020...
EDITOR'S LETTER - SOPHIE BLACK- ISSUE 2 'MAN AT DOOR'
STRIPED survive as an independent voice; staying true to an original concept. I feel extremely privileged to bring together this STRIPED energy, into one place from all over the world. For this issue has entered in spirit the conscience of the most talented creatives and all culture. Our aim as this magazine prolongs is to get under the skin of the creative space and to be a testament to creative free enterprise. This magazine shall hope to, communicate and inspire future generations as we document sub-culture each year.
BLAKE SHELDON - 'MAN AT DOOR' // INTERVIEW
Interviewed by: Taylor Thompson
It’s a calm Wednesday afternoon, I meet Blake Sheldon at his cabin style apartment in the hills of Highland Park. He is wondering why anyone would want to hear an interview with him. Blake by no means is someone that you would be familiar with, not yet at least. He’s an actor that is proudly in the thick of it, his life is still far from the glitz and glam of Hollywood that you’d imagine. And I explain to him that this is the precise reason why someone should read this interview.
DUA LIPA X MARK RONSON 'SILK CITY'
Dua Lipa joins Diplo and Mark Ronson on the latest track from their collaborative project Silk City. Released on Columbia Records, “Electricity” comes accompanied with a Bradley&Pablo-directed video. Set during a sweaty New York City black out, Dua hosts a summer loft party and some guests seem to be stuck in the elevator.
BOOT MUSIC-REVIEW- THE BLINDERS AND THEIR NEW ALBUM 'COLUMBIA'
First impressions on this one...FUCKING FEROCIOUS! A few songs in and you might feel yourself on your feet, taken over by the primal urge that pours out of this record. But try and listen to the whole thing and you will be knocked to the floor by the sheer force of it all.
STRIPED X LAUREL
With her incredible debut album ‘DOGVIOLET’ out on Friday on Counter Records, LAUREL releases ‘Adored’, the third single to be taken from the album after lead single ‘Lovesick’ and the A/A release of ‘Crave’ and ‘Same Mistakes’, available everywhere now. Catch our interview with LAUREL on her latest new releases.
STRIPED AND LION, OH NO!
Having just played a rip-roaring show at a sold-out Camden Assembly, rising British artist LION (aka Beth Lowen) releases her explosive self-titled debut EP along with a brand new video for current single ‘Oh No’. The four track EP, released on Fiction Records, was written by LION and recorded at London’s Snap Studios with producer Rich Cooper.
“My name is Sasha and I am from Russia. I have been interested in photography and shooting videos for 5 years. However, I actually, don’t want to limit myself to these two ways of self-expression. In the future, I plan to start creating sculptures, performances, music and installations...
Legendary Scottish fashion designer, artist and musician; Pam Hogg removes the barriers of normality in her work. She demonstrates how struggle can be transformed into a creative force, imperfections are honoured, chaos is embraced and the insurmountable is a barrier to be lifted. Pam Hogg’s work is the antithesis of classic high fashion. Her designs are mainly visual pieces incorporating both her clothes and her music. They are innovative and daring with unusual fabrics, shapes and details. Her fashion shows, often encompass a tale or personal story belonging to her or one of her models, which makes her shows so incredible to witness. Perhaps, Pam Hogg’s most important, prevailing and bold collection was her unexpected a/w14 show, which happened to be never scheduled to take place. Until, amnesty international approached her three weeks before February 2014 London fashion week was to commence.
WESTWOOD AND McQUEEN//INFLUENCING FASHION
Dame Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen are often both looked upon as avant-garde icons with a large library of collections that influenced some haute couture and certain subcultures.
With Westwood this is particularly evident as she helped to cement the original aesthetic of punk, and her influence on couture, ready to wear and high street fashion is relatively easy to see.
McQueen, however, was always seen as the enfant terrible of British fashion right from his graduation show, “Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims”.
BETTER TOGETHER... NON BIAS MAKEUP
Products are entering stores finally with no gender bias, treatments for everyone, this is the future of the beauty industry.
Designers showcase men’s and women’s collections together; stores with gender-free shopping sections; removing gender labels from children’s clothing.
STRIPED X YUNGBLUD-INTERVIEW
This Friday marks the release of the debut album from one of the most exciting artists in the UK, YUNGBLUD (Dominic Harrison). In the short time we have been running this blog, he will be the first artist that we have been writing about since the very first single, 'King Charles'. Even back then, we could tell that this project would emerge as one of our favourites, and now, with his debut album only 2 days away we thought we would catch up for a chat to discuss his incredible journey.
ADWOA ABOAH 'GURLS TALK'
Adwoa Aboah- model, feminist, activist, and the founder of GURLS TALK. This powerful twenty-six-year-old is constantly walking runways and launching global fashion campaigns. Plus, she was voted model of the year. Adwoa is one of the fashion industry's most heard vocal activist. Today, she is leading important discussions around the position of women and of a diverse society; with an empowering message for girls and women to help one another, by sharing experiences that result in one united sisterhood. This is a movement liberating and expressing the real power of women.
REVEREND AND THE MAKERS-INTERVIEW
Beginning as a group of school friends feeling the need to put their love for music into practice, Sheffield group 'Reverend & The Makers' lead by charismatic front-man, 'Jon McClure' have become one of the most influential forces in northern music in the last ten years. I had a chat with Jon, or, 'The Reverend' to find out what has fueled his music career this last decade.
As this year's 'Fireball Tour' kicks off, we thought we'd catch up with one of our favourite UK bands, The Skints. The London-based Reggae collective has just been added to an ever-improving Fireball project that showcases the best Modern reggae and Ska from around the UK. We spoke to Josh from the band to see how they were feeling ahead of the show.
SINEAD O'DWYER-EXPLORING FASHION AS AN IMPLEMENT TO OUR VIEW ON THE FEMALE FORM
Sinead O’Dwyer released a recent graduate collection enthused by the female form. It explores how much meaning fashion and women assign to their body measurements. To which we squeeze our bodies into manmade fashion requirements. How measurements are used to critique the prominence we place on our size.