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What to listen to this week

November 27, 2019 19:22

The music gods have been good, blessing us with quite a few bangers for every occasion these past months. If you haven’t already, you should check out Tame Impalas ‘It might be Time’ making us very excited for the upcoming album ‘The Slow Rush’, which is due to be released on Valentine's Day 2020. Great, so at least we’ll be #foreveralone with the silky smooth sounds of the Kevin Parker-led fivesome.

New and probably coolest girl on the block: Greentea Peng, provides us with cozy and soulful chill vibes on her new track ‘Sane’.

The London singer will most definitely warm you through the winter, as will Biig Piig, who has just released a lush EP. On the track ‘Roses and Gold’ the 21 year-old proves once again - Spanish is the most sexy language on this planet (sorrynotsorry French lovers).

R’n’B fans get all the feels on ‘Come Thru’ by Summer Walker and Usher, and our favourite Kitty Doja Cat makes most rappers look amateur on catchy tune ‘Rules’ with a flow comparable to Kendrick Lamar's. Check out the music video below, in which Doja transforms into a reptilian gangster.

Gen X favourite crooner Rex Orange County starts his new album ‘Pony’ with a bang. The song ’10/10’ is as personal as ever. His lyrics feel like something you’d rather write in your diary, not sing to millions of people - but that’s exactly what makes the Singer-Songwriter so unique. ‘Pony was written and recorded entirely by Alexander O’Connor, with a little help from his brother Ben Baptie.

Oh and then there’s the upcoming Mura Masa album with undeniable banger ‘No Hope Generation’. Definitely worth checking out the incredible visuals to this lead single shot by all time fav videographer Yoni Lappin.

Now for everyone in search of songs to dance to, the UK is not playing. With releases by Aitch - ‘Buss Down’, Tion Wayne & JAY1 ‘2 on 2’ and NSG - ‘Trust Issues’ - UK Rap has never sounded better.

The long awaited bop ‘Revenge is sweet’ by British rap duo Krept & Konan impresses with some exquisite features, Tory Lanez on ‘First Time’ being one of them.

Louisiana native rapper Youngboy Never Broke Again is providing us with the club banger ‘Make No Sense’ and if you live under a rock and haven’t heard Kanye's ‘Jesus is King’ album by now, do yourself a favour and add ‘Follow God’ to your gym playlist immediately! (Also, check out our review of the album here)

HIGH TWERK ALERT on Rapper DaBaby’s second album ‘KIRK’, coming out only 7 months after his breakthrough project ‘Baby on Baby’. The songs ‘Toes’, ‘BOP’ and ‘VIBEZ’ are gonna have you on the dance floor in no time, promise!

From diaper wearing rappers to ex boy-band idols - Harry Styles is finally back from hibernation announcing album number two with lead single ‘Lights Up’. Questions of Identity at its core, the new single is offering a glimpse into Harry’s state of mind, making pop lovers hearts pound faster.

Rock and Indie Fans go listen to super cool Newcomers Hello Yello and their recent single ‘Lifeguard’ or ‘Feel that Again’. UK sweetheart Bakar pours his heart out on his six track EP ‘Will you be my Yellow?’, with some mellow reggae tunes in "Hell and Back". Also, Creeper's ‘Born Cold’ has me head banging for days.

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The employees in the boutiques, in the design studio and in the backstage area at fashion shows wear white lab coats, as was common in the ateliers of the great couturiers, e.g. Christian Dior, and is still common today. The fashion shows for the high-priced fashion sometimes took place in the context of the Paris Prêt-à-porter shows in unconventional locations, up to shabby surroundings (construction site, metro station, dining room of the Salvation Army etc.). The boutiques are kept in plain white and gray. Margiela originally selected unspectacular locations such as a residential area in Tokyo and did not publish the addresses of the boutiques in order to require the customer to make an effort to find the store at all. The first Margiela store opened in Tokyo in 2000 and the first European boutique was inaugurated in Brussels in 2002. In 2008, a boutique opened in a basement on the edge of Munich's Maximilianstrasse. This was followed by participation in numerous exhibitions, including "Radical Fashion", which was shown in 2001 at the V&A Museum in London. In 2010 there were 36 own stores worldwide.  In 2015 there were over 50 stores worldwide, including boutiques, that only carry the MM6 collection.

The company followed a very restrictive communication policy. The designer can neither be photographed nor interviewed. Only his creations should speak for themselves and the designs should be perceived as the overall performance of the team. That's why the team always shows up in white doctor's coats after the fashion shows - nobody should stand out.

By recycling old fashion, separating, recoloring, reversing seams and zippers, both the origin and the artificial of the art of tailoring are shown. Margiela puts together what doesn't belong together: by hand, jeans turn into skirts, old army socks become pullovers. Baptized by the press as deconstructivism, this current is defined by an abrupt collision of different materials, which at first glance appear inharmonic in the sense of conventional viewing habits. Margiela herself rejects the term "deconstructivism". He resurrected clothes in a new form, he told ELLE in 1991.

Margiela was the unofficial 7th member of "Antwerp 6", a generation of fashion designers who all completed their training at the Royal Academy of Arts between 1980-1981 and shaped the "style of the Belgians". However, it does not belong to the actual group, but it became known in a similar period.

The Japanese "Street Magazine" dedicated two special editions to "Maison Martin Margiela", which were published in book form in 1999. Nicolas Ghesquière (Balenciaga) is a big fan of Maison Martin Margiela.

In July 2014, fashion critic Suzy Menkes exposed Matthieu Blazy via Instagram as Head of Design, after which he deleted his Instagram account and changed his profile in a career network. He left the company on October 1, 2014.

To this day, Margiela pieces, especially in the fashion industry and all fashion lovers, belong to the sanctuaries in every repertoire and archive. Getting vintage pieces from other designers may be possible, but Maison Martin Marginal Archives are a real hunt and that says it all about this art.