MEET OLLI HULL: DESIGNING DEFIANTLY QUEER AND PUNK WEARABLE ART

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Punk model Olli Hull wedding dress

Words by Jess Ralph Underground speaks to Olli Hull, the London based artist and designer who is blurring the lines between fashion and the visual arts with his hand painted, graffiti embellished, upcycled garments and fashion imagery inspired paintings exploring themes of identity, consumerism and mental health. Hi Olli! Could you introduce yourself and work? I’m a… Read more »

IN CONVERSATION WITH LEXI, THE DESIGNER BEHIND CULT LATEX BRAND STUDIO FCLX

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Studio FCLX shoot

Words by Jess Ralph Studio FCLX is the East London based brand on a mission to push the boundaries, and your preconceptions, about latex clothing. Genderfluid and ethically conscious, FCLX’s playful yet transgressive wearable rubber pieces are the creative vision of brand founder and designer Lexi, who’s taking the historically provocative material out of the darkness and onto… Read more »

EVER HEARD OF… EDWIGE BELMORE?

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Paris punk model, Edwige Belmore

The latest in our series investigating overlooked or obscured figures in musical and subcultural history takes a look at the “Queen of Punk” herself, Edwige Belmore (The previous edition of ‘Ever Heard of…’ about frontman of New York’s punk duo ‘Suicide’, Alan Vega can be read here) Born in Paris, the model, musician, and fashion… Read more »

How to style CREEPER SHOES

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Featured image - How To Style Creepers - Underground blog

With fashion being synonymous with the expression of one’s character, how you decide to style an outfit is something that will create your own image for others to perceive. Fashion holds the power for the wearer to express themselves freely, and with so many subcultures, and cultures holding their own wardrobe which is seen as… Read more »

Rise of the Eco-Punk: ‘A QUIET CEREMONY’

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"Balaclava" by Lucinda Graham

One year ago, recently graduated and newly redundant, Lucinda Graham set out to re-define what sustainable fashion could mean in the midst of a pandemic. Working from her parents’ dining room, equipped with discarded upholstery fabric and a grant (to buy an overlocker with), Lucinda assembled crochet, patch-worked garments; “rebirthing subculture through DIY aesthetics.” A… Read more »