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anonymous asked:

Do any of the Professors have that One Thing they love to talk about? I mean, we all know about Genji and video games, but what about the others? That one topic that really makes them light up and info-dump and then get all embarrassed at how into that One Thing they are?

Honestly, Professor Morrison is a huge dork about farming or gardening. He secretly has a little herb garden that he cares for like they’re his babies. I tried touching one once and he flipped, I had to go through a whole lesson of how to treat his “babies” before he ever let me step foot in his garden again.

Professor Reyes is really into sports, basketball, and baseball just to name a few. He’s gotten into a few heated debates with other professors about it. He’s not shy/embarrassed about his intense knowledge of sports. Honestly, most of his sports talk usually flies right over my head unless it’s about soccer/futbol.  You can bet he wins all of the bar trivia games and probably boasts about it…sometimes.

Cars…Professor McCree’s love for cars just barely beats out his love for a good drink. Talking about them, looking at them, getting his hands under their hoods, all types, and all models. He sees a hidden charm in all cars, regardless of their age or style, and will gladly sit for hours and tell you about the story behind every little dent on its body, or scratch on the paint. It’s like he can see their life’s story. I’ve learned more information than I’ll probably ever be able to put to use.

Professor Amari often likes to talk about shooting. She’s an amazing shot and loves teaching others. Also, she is almost always bragging about how awesome her daughter is.

As we all know so well, Professor Genji is notorious for talking about video games, once you get him started on the latest game that out or coming out he won’t keep quiet. It gives me a headache sometimes.

Prof. Lacroix, Sombra and Prof. Vaswani those three together once they get started they never stop talking about fashion. Runway fashion, upcoming trends, fashion designs, fashion week, you name it and they will talk about it for hours.

The Associate Dean Reinhardt likes to reminisce about his past and music he can go on and on about his past feats in the military, really old school music, and his exercise regimen.

If you mention anything about the newest album in the electronica, techno, or hours genre you will instantly catch Prof. Santos’ ear.

If you mention anything about baking or cooking Dr. Ziegler will talk your ear off baking and cooking. Dr. Ziegler is a huge fan a baking, cakes, pies, chocolates and whatever else you can think of she will tell you the exact ingredients, and explain all the flavors that you’ll experience. She is also really into healthy eating, got any questions? She’ll leave you with detailed options for meals and how it works for your body. I heard that she roped in a few other professors to watch a whole season of Iron Chef.

Agreste Akumatized

Fashion shows are always a stressful time. Outfits have to be finished, shoes and accessories must be ordered, models need to get into shape. One thing going wrong can mean absolute disaster…and in Paris, disaster means someone’s going to be akumatized.

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Gabriel Agreste did not think that he had ever been quite so furious in his life.

He had ordered that no food or drink be anywhere near the gowns, or in the prep area in general. Everyone, including models, had to wash their hands after eating and when they first came in for the day, just to ensure that no food crumbs or grease stains got on the clothes. Only water was allowed in the work areas, and even that sometimes got restricted when the piece was one that could only be dry-cleaned.

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1. How did the project with Hiroshi Fujiwara for the POOL come about?

This project with Hiroshi Fujiwara came about in the most organic way. We simply met for tea on a trip to Japan after I had met him and  Chitose Abe from Sacai in the lobby of my hotel. Both of them being huge inspirations in how I understand culture and design made it an honor to cross paths.

2. Why did you want to spin off Off-White into OFF-BLACK ℅ VIRGIL ABLOH? Is it a new brand? Will this collection continue or is the plan to make it a covetable one-off?

The challenge of Off-Black was the initial concept to explore another spirit of my label Off-White. Further information on future iterations of the concept are unknown but we are stressing the importance with the launch that the concept is alive.

3. Can you talk about any nuances or design elements that are particular to this collection and collaboration? Why did Melanism link to Massai? How did you decide on the product line up? What are the key materials? How many of each piece are being made (limited edition).

The design process unites Hiroshi Fujiwara and myself. From an initial word “melanism” and the context within the concept shop POOL we created a study on the color black. I was inspired by modernizing the Masai motif. There was a synergy we explored by the definition of the word melanism and the rich and the colorful side of the color black.

The collection is largely made in Italy, with researched fabrics all from Europe. This initial run of product is limited but future editions of the launch would vary if released.

4. Have you been to the POOL-what is your impression?

Yes indeed, I love POOL. I love conceptual retail. In an evolving e-commerce world, concept retail is very important. POOL is an important and reputable gallery to frame the context behind thoughtful design.

5. What is it about Japanese street wear for men that makes it so unique and distinctive?

For me Japan is the pinnacle of this genre of fashion in large part due to the early work of Hiroshi himself. The attention to detail, ambition to withhold authenticity and international sourcing makes Japan an epicenter for past and current movements in streetwear.

6. How have you been influenced by Japanese street wear brands or street fashion/culture? Any product or moment stand out for you?

My first trips to Japan were in 2003. I had actually met Hiroshi Fujiwara, Kazuki Kuraishi, Nigo, Toby Feltwell and such during this era. At the same time I was spending time in New York on Rivington Street at Alife, Nom de Guerre, Supreme, and later aNYThing. Being American and being immersed in both the cultural scenes form my vision today in this new era of streetwear.

Product wise I still covet and own things like original Bapestas, Hiroshi’s iDiom dot print Burton jacket, Levis fragment jeans etc.

7. What does it mean to you to work with Hiroshi Fujiwara? What in particular -specific collections or projects- caught your attention, and how did you discover him?

It’s an absolute honor. As a fan of streetwear I knew his contemporary work in the early 2000s. But it was enhanced by a recent gallery project I partook in where my work was curated next to the Malcolm McLaren estate in Copenhagen in 2014. When drawing comparison between the work done around fashion, music and the arts I was inspired to learn Hiroshi’s connection with Malcom McLaren. Their influence had a lasting impact. That link that has had a dramatic effect on trends, street culture and the arts alone to this day.

8. Any interesting or fun anecdotes that took place during the project?

There’s many, but what I love is they are hidden in the details of the product made. Look close, you’ll see it.

9. The Anarchy symbol is remixed using your two logos/typfaces- Hiroshi has long been informed by Vivienne/Malcolm, anarchy, punk. Does anarchy inform your work? If so, in what way?

Indeed, the root of my point of view is youth culture and its relation to the generation that sets the rule above it. I feel a responsibility to do right by how Vivienne/Malcom/Hiroshi presented their ideas and how I continue that tradition.

I’m a fashion designer but not a typical one. Largely because this heritage to represent my current culture in a fashion context. I believe in the future just as much as the past.

10. How has working on this project disrupted or informed your work?

I’m constantly designing so everything is disruptive. I’m more inspired by being busy than being bored.

11. What’s coming up next?

On the horizon is my next Spring-Summer 2016 women’s collection under Off-White. Europe is back from vacation so my team is making a final push for my first presentation which will take place during the upcoming Paris fashion week.

Pigalle arrives in Tokyo, #StreetStyleLuxury

French brand Pigalle is is always super trendy, with its flagship store in Paris, second basketball-themed space (a part of ongoing Nike collaboration), and with its designer, Stephane Ashpool being awarded the prestigious ANDAM fashion prize.

What else could be next? Tokyo of course. First store of Pigalle outside Paris. 
The opening party brought all Tokyo cool kids crowd, and oversees guests like Sita Abellan (yes yes the girl from Rihanna latest music video). 

With super nice Sita Abellan who is the coolest techno princess. You will see her a lot in the upcoming fashion weeks!

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