Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Tuesday 9th Nov: 89:14 – A Street Style Journey

Fashion curator Tory Turk's latest show has focused on A Street Style Journey from 1989 to the present day 2014 at The Londonewcastle Project Space.  "89:14" is an interactive comment on street style featuring outfits styled by a selected group of contributors such as Johnny Langer from Man Like Me who put together one of his signature 90's inspired looks with Reebok Classics and a shirt given to him by DELS.  Here is also the Astrid Andersen look with Clark's Wallabees conceived by Ellar Dror and Skepta's look which he personally came to the gallery to dress on the mannequin himself!  
Alongside this showcase was an installation of a teenager's bedroom for "What We Wore" to be in residency with their new book of primary sourced street style photography.   Here are authors of the people's style history, Nina Manhander and Eve Dawoud with designer NOKI.  
Publications were a theme of the show with a "Pop-Up" Hyman Archive of periodicals such as The Face, DAZED & CONFUSED and NME.  I went down to a special event to see photographer Ewen Spencer giving a talk on his career of infiltrating youth movements to capture the moment on film.  These initial projects for the afore mentioned magazines made him the official photographer of the emerging Garage scene thru to Grime.  He screened his recent retrospective film "Open Mic" and signed copies of his self-published book from the series.  Head over to his site to see more work including his UKG and Brandy & Coke.  

No comments: