Quote of the day

Quote of the day: Chuck D on The Clash



Chuck D narrates The Clash podcast on Spotify

“I think it’s key for songwriters to be faster than media. There’s no reason for the news to be quicker and more hip than a song. Your computer and your smartphone are tools as well as toys. So I encourage artists to always stay awake, and stay aware. And you can get your art and your expression through the clutter of it all by just being very solid, and to the point, and trying not to look at the results, because I think metrics and analytics mess things up. They only measure more, and more is not better.”
Chuck D, narrator of Spotify’s podcast on The Clash, talks about creativity versus metrics, and social media for self expression, not self promotion, NBC News (more…)



Quote of the day: pleater, Leon Kalajian



New York Times pleater Leon Kalajian photoessay by Christopher Payne

“Someday they ask you: ‘When the pleating is not in fashion, what will you do?’ I do pleating! For me it never goes out, the pleating. Every day I can create a new style.”
Leon Kalajian, a New York pleater of 76 years, New York Times

This is a great piece of photo journalism showing Christopher Payne’s portaits of New York’s dedicated professionals, manual workers and craftspeople toiling in their jobs for 50+ years.

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IMAGE: Christopher Payne, New York Times
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Quote of the day: Séverine Merle



Séverine Merle, chief executive of Celine on the new menswear strategy

“Since Hedi [Slimane] started working in fashion, and in his photography even before that, he has always explored androgyny; he’s never drawn a strict gender distinction. Everyone has both a masculine and a feminine side. He wants both fields to have their own personality.”

Séverine Merle, chief executive of Celine, Financial Times (reg req). This is a great read on the new Celine menswear strategy. (more…)



Quote of the day: Eric N. Mack



Eric N Mack

“You could always take the side streets, but you’d be missing out. On the glances, the attraction. The pops of colour. The commotion. The pulse in pacing. The busted Ugg boots, crispy Tims, coifed head-wraps and denim jeans, gathered at the ankle.”

Artist Eric N. Mack, on the nuances of style, Frieze. (more…)