Nov 23, 2014
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Fashion Fridays

Fashion Fridays: Lord Blakely’s Super Cat x Ninjaman Clogs

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Ninjaman Supercat Clogs 2

Dancehall is known for its bold fashions, but clog shoes are one piece of attire we have yet to see inna bashment. That didn’t stop graphic artist Blakely Dadson (or Lord Blakely, if you prefer) from making the connection in fine style, designing clogs bearing the likenesses of two of his (and our) favorite deejays, SuperCat and Ninjaman. He calls these “The Dons,” naturally.

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Fashion Fridays: Q+A with Mikaila Brown of Aliakim


Words and Interview by Emily Shapiro—

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Fashion Fridays: Aliakim’s “Revolutionary Chic”

Words by Emily Shapiro—

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When one thinks of glamour, the image of an AK-47 is not usually what pops into your mind. However, bad gyal, designer, intellectual and activist Mikaila Brown has managed to make the assault rifle, along with many other subversive images, feminine and something every woman would want to wear. Ms. Brown’s line Aliakim fuses images typically associatd with war or violence like guns, grenades and brass knuckles with ready-to-wear high fashion clothing and accessories.

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Watch Out For This: Major Lazer Revisit ’90s Dancehall Fashions

Words by Raine Martin—

Busy Signal Bumaye Video Shoot

Major Lazer flew down to Kingston to film a 90s-style street dance video, complete with Busy Signal on mic, Walshy Fire on the ones and twos, and Diplo and Jillionaire a pose-off with some bashment girls, for their latest banger ‘‘Watch Out for This (Bumaye).’’ Some highlights from the behind-the-scenes footage they’ve leaked in advance of the Jay Will-directed video’s release next week: Walshy Fire in his oversized Shabba outfit, Busy Signal’s ghetto-gold sequin shirt, and Diplo nervously getting a local haircut: “You ever cut white dude blonde hair before?”

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Fashion Fridays: Dpipertwins from Montserrat

Words by LargeUp Crew—
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Models-turned-designers Danielle and Chantelle Dwomoh-Piper of Montserrat have relaunched their clothing brand, formerly known as Kastle Designs and Treasure Chest, as Dpiperwtins. The twins, whose designs have been featured in WWD, the New York Daily News, the Rachael Ray Show and NBC’s Today Show as well as on Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes, recently debuted Dpipertwins’ spring line, which you can check out in full here.  Or just sample some styles below. Visit Dpiperwins.com or their Facebook page for info on stockists and more.

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Fashion Fridays: Manicures + An Interview with Project Runway’s Samantha Black


Words by Emily Shapiro, Photos by Kevin Ornelas—

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