The Man & The Club

Derek Ridgers’ work is beyond eponymous. Having shot every living and extinct subculture in the past forty years, he is the man who lurked about London’s darkest club corners and documented everybody from mods, punks, to New Romantics, skinheads (he admits to have been a rather “useless” one) to early acid ravers. But his beginnings...

Punk Rock Is Not A Fucking Fashion Trend

London Fashion week is nothing more than a bi-annual pantomime of capitalist desires. It is the very epitome of Western consumerist privilege, a mercenary scheme to benefit the power houses of the industry, a fictitious game of venal competition where the desperate scrabble in the dirt seeking a success they will never reach, while a...

The Seduction Strategy of Fashion

A motive of fashion is to exhibit the self – it is a pathway of distinction, travelled with cotton and tulle. Clothing is a medium of communication; it is crux in identifying and securing your social role in culture at large. People that dismiss fashion as frivolity miss the baseline of clothes itself: nobody goes...