This weekend if you’re in the mood for some nostalgic and iconic images in fashion on the New York scene head over to the W Hotel on Lexington for the W Hotels and Liberatum Presents “Tagged.” We attended the opening which included a panel featuring Glenn O’Brien, Scout Willis, Larry Clark, Shala Monroque, Valentine Uhovski and Francesco Carrozzini. The group spoke on the effects of social media on the current generation. The exhibit ends July 22nd.
How many of us have just wanted to hide away for a week and avoid our grown up responsibilities? Well in the new movie, Laggies, Keira Knightley figured out just how. Laggies follows Knightley as she struggles to figure it all out while hiding at a teenager’s (Chloe Grace Moretz) home along with her father (Sam Rockwell). The trailer makes this all too real journey seem funny and slightly easy which makes us want to see it immediately; so we can figure it all out too.
Check out the trailer below.
New Exhibit: Naturel | To Die For @ POPPINGTON (NYC)
Last week we attended the opening for DC based artist, Naturel, at Dame Dash’s POPPINGTON in L.E.S. Despite the hot temperatures; inside and out; the artists work spoke to the scene; curated by David Chang and Greg Cummins. Guests included the legendary Spike Lee among others.
Head down to Poppington to check out Naturel’s work. Also head over to the artists instagram for more.
BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), the Danish architecture firm, has built a Baltic Birch plywood maze inside the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Here’s what the lead architect had to say:
R&B songstress, Elle Varner, has released her latest track “Don’t Wanna Dance” featuring Trap Master A$AP Ferg. Listen.
On September 27th, your favorite artists will perform in the name of global charity to end extreme poverty. Jay Z, No Doubt, and The Roots are among the line up for the Global Citizen Festival at Central Park’s Great Lawn. Although it would help to purchase your tickets, you may also receive a free way in by joining the fight. Head over to the Global Citizen website, globalcitizen.org, for more details.
TDE darling, SZA has released a new track, “Moodring” she says she wrote after opening for Coldplay. Listen courtesy of Kitty Cash.
Fresh | AMMO : Rapper | G-Eazy
AMMO: What’s Your AMMO?
G-EAZY: My AMMO is my team. They’re all my homies and I’m lucky enough to work with some brilliant people. As a leader, I want to put everything on my back and just go all the way and never want to let them down.
A: Hip-Hop or Rap: What’s your interpretation of the difference between the two?
G: That’s a huge question and you could go on forever about what details define each side. I feel like Hip-Hop traditionally has more of an emphasis on lyrical content and subject matter and rhythmically it can be different. In terms of production, you think of boom bap drums with more of a groove. Rap is more about sub bass and swag. It’s so broad though it’s tough to not go on and on.
A: With your new album, These Things Happen, what can you say was your favorite part about producing this album?
G: Being able to say that I co-produced my own album means a lot to me. Having that freedom to help craft my own sound and aesthetic helps the album flow and maintain a consistent vibe. Also knowing that I took my time with the whole record and didn’t rush it. A lot of times artists get eager when it comes to releasing music. But this time around I wanted to take my time and do it right.
A: Craziest thing you’ve seen on the road?
G: People camped out hella early to be first in line. Actually it’s not weird it’s tight, they’re the most diehard fans. They’re still crazy though, crazy but awesome.
A: Favorite artists growing up.
G: Bay Area legends like E-40, Too Short, Keak da Sneak. I also listened to a lot of 90’s east coast Hip-Hop too though, like Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Biggie, Jay-Z, etc.
A: If you could describe yourself by 1 type of food, 2 colors, and one animal what would you pick?
G: Haha. Steak frites; Black and Sea foam Green, and a giraffe cuz I’m tall as shit.
G-Eazy’s debut album, These Things Happen, is available TODAY on iTunes.
Photography by Jonne Johnson; exclusively for AMMO Magazine.
Events: Studio Six Point Six | Showcase
AMMO Magazine rolled through Studio Six Point Six's first event in the East Village. The night showcased the Studio's new projects including their first book, and some live DJ sets. Looking forward to what the NY based creative collective & design studio will come up with in the next few months. If anything, be sure to make to out to any future events they throw; this one was nothing but great vibes.
Opening Ceremony + Thierry Boutemy | Capsule Collection
In stores now, Opening Ceremony has launched a collaborative capsule collection with esteemed florist, Thierry Boutemy. The collection features a full range of apparel, shoes, and accessories in conjunction with New Era, Vans, and Manolo Blahnik as well as a fragrance; Geranium 30, by Le Labo.
I have always had the highest respect for Opening Ceremony’s freedom of expression. It has been a wonderful and interesting experience seeing the flowers I created transformed into clothing. Opening Ceremony allowed me total creative freedom when designing the florals/prints for this collection. I am also thrilled that my dear friend, Barnabé Fillion has created an exclusive perfume for this collaboration inspired by scents I love.-Thierry Boutemy
The Opening Ceremony and Thierry Boutemy collection is available exclusive at Opening Ceremony locations and online.
The Museum of Modern Art has announced a retrospective exhibit for musician, composer, and artist Bjork in early 2015. The exhibit will be curated by Chief Curator at Large and Director of MoMA Ps1 Klaus Biesenbach and the narrative co-writter by Sjon Sigurdsson and Bjork herself. The installation will present a film and music experience created by director Andrew Huang and Autodesk. The retrospective also brings the app Biophilia to the MoMA’s collection, the first of it’s kind.
As apart of the New Era “Artist Series”, the iconic cap brand has collaborated with Kid Cudi on a release of hand drawn logo caps and back pack. The collection kicks off the series in which New Era will collaborate with visionaries and innovators in music and elsewhere.
A group show curated by Dina Brodsky.
Featured artists: James Adelman, Luis Borrero, Dina Brodsky, Diana Corvelle, Bonnie DeWitt, Michelle Doll, Joshua Henderson, Judith Klausner, Maria Kreyn, Amber Lia-Coppel, Cory Morgenstein, Tun Myaing & Mitra Walter.
June 19 - July 19, 2014
Lyons Wier Gallery
542 West 24th Street, NYC
Launched today, Native Shoes has collaborated with PLEATS PLEASE Issey Miyake on a Summer 2014 collection reworking the Native “Jericho” silhouette. The collection, available in 3 colorways, is available now on nativeshoes.com.
Check out more images below.