Reimagine Prada's campaigns with their new presentation the "365 Project"

Prada is here with their all new SS17 collection. Bringing a new perspective into the current era with the fashion campaign called the 365 project. The elegant brand is re-imagining its fashion campaigns by “challenging convention and freed from creative boundaries.” The campaign features still images and an advertising video. The 365 project campaign holds a sporty "motion packed" video with different narratives presenting the collection. The video features themes such as Pathways, Frontiers, Stations, Exits and Terrains taking us from offices and the roof to the private off-shore beaches. The campaign was shot in a more realistic setting, and not the typical fantasy setting, by the talented Willy Vanderperre.

Check out the photos above as well as the below campaign video.

Gotye & Kimbra's "Somebody That I Used To Know" Is Now An 80s Hit

JACQUELINE REED

Okay, so let's get real. 2010 was 7 years ago! MIND. BLOWN. Now, remember Gotye's hit "Somebody That I Used To Know", you know, the song with the intense mallet action and the oh-cool-he-is-now-part-of-the-painting video? Yes, I remember that too. Well, TRONICBOX took this 2010 song and completely transformed it into a 80s remix. In a way, it's weirdly nostalgic. Not just the song in it of itself, but the chords. The chords bleed of the 80s, with the synths, boy-band back ups, the booming drums, and the pounding bass. If you haven't heard of this YouTube channel, just know that TRONICBOX is no stranger to the 80s remix game. They have given Top 40 hits some time-travelling makeovers. Artists like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande have gotten this special treatment. It is now a matter of who's next?

WORKCRUSHWEDNESDAY: ANTONIO DILLARD

Meet Antonio Dillard: Content Creator, Marketing Strategist, Stylist, Photographer, Model, Designer, Dancer, and Vocalist. Phew.  He is the man behind Deserted in Urban, a "creative, collective, lifestyle." 

An inspiration to individuals, artists, brands and businesses alike, Dillard strives to create strong connections and relationships amongst artists and communities within both urban and suburban societies. 

Dillard's unique fashion taste comes as combination of his varying fashion tastes, genres of music and influential environments. He has proven he can adapt to all styles when styling while staying true to his own characteristics. 

His photography is composed of minimalism and simplicity drawing your attention to the subject. Dillard specializes in product styling, photography, marketing, fashion & street photography. 

Check out more of Dillard's numerous talents via his instagram or his website

OAMC releases short clip to follow up with their SS17 collection

BY: SAMI XJR

OAMC is back after presenting their 2017 spring/summer collection in 2016. The brand has released the latest video editorial for the upcoming season to follow-up from their show last year. The video is a little over a minute featuring “high-casual” pieces in a "couture-esque visual exhibition" with a eccentric soundtrack. The collection range includes contemporary menswear items with minimalist designs such as button-up shirts and blazers with detailing like rough-edged scribblings and bold printed vocabulary on unique textures. The video holds a tropical aesthetic with pieces fitting perfect for the spring/summer weather this year.

Take a look at the short clip below and anticpiate the Luke Meier’s 2017 spring/summer collection of OAMC to hit retailers soon. 

Documenting Downtown DC at the National Building Museum!

By Dominic Salacki

Photo by Chris Earnshaw

Photo by Chris Earnshaw

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As part of the District II exhibit at the National Building Museum, photographers Chris Earnshaw, Phil Portlock, Bill Lebovich, and Joseph Mills are speaking on Tuesday night on a panel at the National Building Museum entitled Documenting Downtown DC.

"The panel, moderated by filmmaker Jeff Krulik (Heavy Metal Parking Lot), will discuss the developments of the 1960s (Metrorail, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., etc) and their influence on the development of Downtown DC."

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

National Building Museum
401 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

$12 Museum and Historical Society of Washington, D.C Members | $5 Student | $20 Non-member


This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders. Register

Bristol unveils their NBA-inspired collection

LA-based label Bristol, created by former college basketball players Luke Tadashi and Tommy Nowels, has recently been putting it's name in the spotlight. Recognized for the use of Japanese fabrics and Italian wool, the newest range is only Bristol’s second collection and is inspired by the NBA, specifically Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson and Tracy McGrady.

Bristol has brought new designs that are "conventional silhouettes, created in unconventional ways." Some stand-out pieces include the flight jacket, sherpa coat, and angular-cut corduroys. 

Also, to celebrate the release of their second collection, Bristol will be hosting a cocktail party during Paris Fashion Week on January 18 at their showroom. Check out the collection below:

Bristol Showroom at Paris Fashion Week
40 Rue de la Tour d’Auvergne
75009, Paris

    Photography : Joshua Anderson

    STREAMING SET TO SAVE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

    By:C.Rocha

    In 2016, streaming sales beat digital downloads for the first time in history. This shows that the average consumer is moving away from I-tunes sales and towards Apple Music memberships at a faster rate than when people moved from buying CDs to purchasing music digitally. The landscape is evolving quickly. The Nielsen report finds that much of this is due to Hip-Hop and R&B fans, making up 22% of the market.

    Rock remains a dominant force in both Digital & Physical Sales, but collectively people are streaming 1 billion songs a day. That dwarfs the amount of downloads a year at 730 million downloads. Click HERE for more information on how streaming is saving the music industry.

    The Summer Sixteen Tour is Now The Highest Grossing Hip Hop Tour

    By:C.Rocha

    This was a big year for both Future and Drizzy Drake. Their albums EVOL & VIEWS both topped the Billboard 200 charts, going Gold & 4x Platinum respectively. Future dropped Purple Reign, Project ET ft DJ Esco, & Free Bricks 2: The Zone 6 Edition w/ Gucci Mane. Drake became the first person to top 1 billion streams for a song and an album, and tied Lil Wayne for most solo Billboard 100 entries. 

    On July 20th, they embarked together on the Summer Sixteen Tour for 54 shows, which is now extending into winter for their overseas tour in Europe. This excursion has become the highest grossing Hip-Hop tour, making 84.3 million dollars, and toppling the previous record set by the Watch The Thrown Tour, which pulled in a hefty 75 million. 

    Sips and Suppers Back for Their Ninth Year!

    By Dominic Salacki

    If you live in the DC metro area, love to eat, and are looking for a great cause to take part in that surrounds communities giving back to those less fortunate, you won't want to miss this!

    Back for its ninth year, Sips and Suppers is one of the DC metro area's biggest events, celebrating food and community as well as raising the awareness of homelessness and hunger in the nation’s capital.

    In an effort to develop sustainable and local solutions to these real life challenges, the wonderful work of DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table will be helping out with the cause as well as celebrated chefs José Andrés, Joan Nathan & Alice Waters who return to host this year.

    Sips & Suppers will be held on the weekend of January 28–29!

    Sips on Saturday, January 28, 2017
    Where | Newseum | 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW | Washington, DC 20001
    VIP Time | 6:30 pm
    General Admission Time | 7:30 pm
    Click here to get your tickets for Sips on Jan. 28!

    Suppers on Sunday, January 29, 2017
    Time | 6:00 pm
    Where | In over 35 homes throughout the DC metro area
    Click here to get your tickets for Suppers on Jan. 29!

    La La Land wins for Music at the Golden Globes, Listen!

    By Dominic Salacki

    The 74th Golden Globe Awards aired Sunday night at 8pm on NBC, welcoming what is sure to be an award season not to miss out on.

    One of the biggest wins of the night was for Best Original Score and Best Original Song, going to the same film, La La Land.

    From Summit Entertainment comes Damien Chazzelle's (WhiplashLa La Land, a musical comedy/drama about a jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress who fall in love in Los Angeles.

     

    Frank Ocean to headline Panorama Festival

    BY HARRY BENAVIDES

    After a long hiatus, Frank Ocean returned to us in 2016 with his much anticipated album release, Blonde. Today, Panorama Festival confirmed that Frank Ocean will be headlining their festival. Others that will join him include; Tyler the Creator, Solange, Nine Inch Nails, and Tribe Called Quest. The 3-day-event will be held in Randell Park, NYC and it will take place on July 28 -30th. 

    Get more information at Panomara Festival's website.

    GALLERY: SEE PHOTOS FROM THE ZEDD SHOW AT ECHOSTAGE

    PHOTOGRAPHY BY JASON PEREZ

    Cage the Elephant's "Cold Cold Cold" Announcement

    JACQUELINE REED

    Shortly before the end of 2016, American rock band Cage the Elephant came out with this tweet:

    Recently, they have updated their social media accounts, hinting at the upcoming announcement, happening January 13th. The song name is actually quite fitting with the state of the weather.

    The announcement could be anything. A music video, a livestream, an EP, anything. Fans are in a way losing it, a mix of anxiety and excitement, especially because there is a question of what exactly the announcement is. We can wonder now until Friday, but all we know right now is that it is aligned with their song "Cold Cold Cold", the fifth song off their most recent album, Tell Me I'm Pretty (2015).

    Tell Me I'm Pretty (2015) has been nominated for 2016 - The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, for Best Rock Album, up against others, a few being Panic! At The Disco with Death Of A Bachelor (2016) and Blink-182 with California (2016). The 59th GRAMMY Awards will be premiering Sunday, February 12th.

    Songs on Cage the Elephant's fourth album include "Mess Around", found in the intro of Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016), "Trouble", which has an interesting music video concept featuring cowboys and aging, and "Punchin' Bag", an anthem with a careless mood, accompanied with wild guitar. They have come pretty far from their acclaimed album Melophobia (2013), and the announcement for the 13th is something worth praising.

    #MADEINDC: Printed Wild

    In honor of Think Local First and the Small Business Development Program launching the #MADEINDC program, MITD has decided to highlight local businesses that are a part of the program. These are businesses that design, make/produce, and/or assemble products in the District of Columbia.

    Think Local First DC and DC Small Business Development started the #MadeinDC Program as a response to the momentum and growth of the Maker and creative economy in Washington, DC. The Made in DC Program will function as a citywide campaign and platform, creating opportunity for makers to come together for resource and experience sharing, as well as function as a conduit and messenger between makers and local government.

    THIS WEEK MADE IN THE DISTRICT IS FEATURING PRINTED WILD AS THE LOCAL BUSINESS OF THE WEEK.

    About the products

    The products are handcrafted in Washington DC and the materials sourced are Eco-friendly. The canvas fabric is certified 100% GOTS and straight off the loom. The ink is environmentally friendly, water-based and PVC free. The leather sides are from cowhides tanned in a chrome free process to help lessen any negative impact on the environment.

    About the pattern design process

    The designer uses three different techniques to create the original patterns: Intricate illustrations drawn directly from nature observation with micron pens; Linoleum block carving for the block printing and stencil cutting. 
    The designs are then scanned and finalized in photoshop to create the repeating patterns. The screenprinting is outsourced with a company based in Milwaukee, WI and the sewing is done locally in Washington DC. 

    Photo via Printed Wild's website.

    Photo via Printed Wild's website.

    About the designer

    French American designer Eva Calonder was always attracted by motifs.

    Eva grew up in France, in the region of Provence. After graduating from university, she worked as an illustrator and graphic designer for several years. She has lived in inspiring cities such as Phnom Penh, Paris, Rome and Washington DC since 2011. 

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