i-Dhttps://i-d.vice.com/en_auRSS feed for https://i-d.vice.comenTue, 11 Dec 2018 03:21:42 +0000<![CDATA[no, supreme is not collaborating with samsung​]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/kzvx3a/supreme-samsung-fake-collaboration-chinaTue, 11 Dec 2018 03:21:42 +0000You read that correctly but we’ll say it again for good measure: Supreme is not collaborating with Samsung. Well, not that Supreme anyway.

At a launch event this week Samsung China’s head of digital marketing made some noise when he announced a partnership with Supreme, Hypebeast reports. The announcement was even elaborate enough to include bringing executives from Supreme on stage. Except he wasn’t referring to the real Supreme, as in James Jebbia’s Supreme, instead he was talking about Supreme Italia — a knock-off that’s technically legal in China.

After fans called out the collaboration a Samsung China representative clarified details of the partnership on his Weibo account, “We are collaborating with Supreme Italia, not Supreme NYC,” he says via translation. “Supreme NYC has no sales and marketing authorization in China, but Supreme Italia has obtained product sales and market authorizations in the Asia Pacific region (except Japan).”

During the event Supreme Italia’s representatives also claimed to be opening a seven story Supreme store in Beijing and has plans for a runway event for 2019. These claims lead to the real Supreme releasing a statement via Instagram Stories, “Supreme is not working Samsung, opening a flagship location in Beijing or participating in a Mercedes-Benz runway show. These claims are blatantly false propagated by a counterfeit organization.”

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This isn’t the first time an elaborate fake Supreme in China has made news and, thanks international differences complicating intellectual property laws, it might not be the last. All of the attention however does cast a shadow on Samsung, and whether the legitimate company will continue its plans to work with a fake Supreme.

As for the real Supreme’s relationship with Samsung? Well they seem more like Apple people anyway.

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<![CDATA[coach brings a 70s groove to shanghai]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/kzvx7a/coach-show-shanghai-stuart-veversTue, 11 Dec 2018 00:30:02 +0000As recent events in the fashion world have clearly demonstrated, Western fashion houses don’t always get it right when it comes to China. When it came to celebrating 15 years in the country, Coach were determined to get it right, and so Creative Director Stuart Vevers brought with him the spirit of 70s New York, but melded it to collaborations with Chinese creatives. Coach’s collabs are always subtle in their execution — think the faded Keith Haring glitter prints, or the goth-y nods to Bambi. This collection was no different. Sui Jianguo’s T-rex sculpture was made into a distorted print, paying tribute to the house’s mascot, Rexy. Rexy was also incorporated into a YETI OUT’s signature graphic round face, while Guang Yu gave the dinosaur the graffiti treatment.

All this was transposed with dreamlike 70s inspired clothing, replete with handkerchief hems that looked like they’d stepped straight out of an Ossie Clark fever dream, lightly draped suede jackets, and worn looking mohair sweaters. Amidst a forest of neon signs and vintage cars, the diverse cast looked like they might be sneaking into a movie theater in peak-era Time Square (maybe we’ve just been watching too much of The Deuce), with a distinctly Chinese update. Bravo Coach for embracing what cross cultural conversation can really look like.

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This article originally appeared on i-D US.

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<![CDATA[jaden smith is back in the 'neo yokio' christmas special]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/bjepvz/neo-yokio-pink-christmas-jaden-smith-netflixMon, 10 Dec 2018 22:55:11 +0000Neo Yokio may have only 31% on Rotten Tomatoes, but don’t let that put you off the Netflix series’ Christmas special. Entitled “Pink Christmas,” which sounds suspiciously like a Nicki Minaj holiday mixtape, the episode is drenched in the weird, baroque aesthetic that the Ezra Koenig-created series is known for, and is a weird romp through the post capitalist metropolis of Neo Yokio. It opens with our young, bored hero Kaz Kaan (Jaden Smith) asking his mecha butler for a Christmas story — what follows is a surreal take on the classic, replete with money, morality stories, and questionable mumblecore.

As always, the show is voiced by a weird and wonderful array of talent, including Susan Sarandon as Aunt Agatha, Jude Law as the aforementioned robot butler, and Jason Schwartzman as dastardly rival bachelor Arcangelo Corelli. There are also some surprises in the form of iconic Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo, who gobbles up the scenery as Kaan’s “pretentious” novelist aunt from Paris, Angélique, and Richard Ayoade as an aspirational sales clerk. Together, they conspire to uncover the origins of Kaan’s family, the mystical magistocrats. Drug addled cocktail parties and fights with demons are interspersed with the kind of wild consumerism the show loves to explore — Kaan’s friends the Caprese boys are still peddling their foul Caprese salad Martinis, while there’s a particularly spot on shopping scene involving a Vetements x Mt Sinai collaboration at Bergdorf Goodman’s.

And if a laconic homage to anime with a Tavi guest cameo isn’t to your taste, there’s always The Christmas Chronicles, starring Goldie Hawn’s life partner Kurt Russell.

This article originally appeared on i-D US.

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<![CDATA[meet the faces of tbilisi's legendary techno club]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/pa5m3b/meet-the-faces-of-tbilisis-legendary-techno-clubMon, 10 Dec 2018 22:42:30 +0000Bassiani is a dark, labyrinth of a nightclub that lies underneath the national football stadium in Tbilisi, Georgia. Its main dancefloor occupies an Olympic size swimming pool built by the former Soviet government, and it was empty for years before Tato Getia, Zviad Gelbakhiani, and Naja Orashvili opened the legendary techno club there in 2014. In the last few years, it’s captured international attention — and so have Tbilisi’s young producers and DJs — ushering in a wave of techno tourism that put the Eastern European city on the map. More recently, however, Tbilisi’s dance music scene has come under attack by its own government, radical nationalist groups, and the Georgian Orthodox Church.

Georgian police raided Bassiani and the smaller, LGBTQ haven Cafe Gallery, last May, armed with machine guns and shields to conduct drug-related arrests. The country also boasts some of Europe’s most draconian drug laws, that place many of their youth behind bars. “If you’re found with one pill of ecstasy, you go to jail from five to eight years. If it’s the active substance over one gram, like six pills for instance, you go to jail for eight to 20 years or lifetime,” LGBTQ rights activist Paata Sabelashvili told the BBC. Bassiani is closely associated with the White Noise Movement, which advocates for the liberalization of Georgia’s drug legislation.

Dozens of clubgoers were detained that night, in what was seen as an attack on progressive youth culture. In the aftermath, they took to the streets in a weekend long protest turned ‘rave revolution’ in front of Georgia’s Parliament, where protestors were met with right wing extremists, neo-Nazi groups, and religious conservatives. While there’s undoubtedly a creative renaissance happening in Tbilisi, the young country is also experiencing a cultural divide between generations.

i-D asked some of Bassiani’s regular ravers what makes the club so special, how it’s become a safe space for the LGBTQ community, and what their hopes are for Georgia’s future.

Salome. Photo by Stanislaw Boniecki.
Salome. Photo by Stanislaw Boniecki.

Name: Salome Bezarashvili Age: 29

What do you do?
I’m co-founder of CHAOS Concept Store.

What makes Bassiani special?
Bassiani is a place where you can party really hard. It transforms Georgian youths’ brains, which are slave to cultural and traditional rules.

What's happening in Tbilisi or Georgia right now that everyone should know about?
The Georgian government attacked Bassiani a few months ago, but I still think that it’s the safest place to rave in Tbilisi. In my years of travel, Tbilisi is coolest place for clubbing right now.

What are your hopes for Georgia's future?
I hope that this cultural transformation will be in progress very soon.

This article originally appeared on i-D US.

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<![CDATA[the artist tackling toxic masculinity through nude portrait sessions]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/9k4gyz/daniel-crook-artistMon, 10 Dec 2018 22:40:47 +0000During the first years of his young life, Daniel Crook lived in the shadow of his father’s unpredictable brutality, an explosive quality that culminated in the near-murder of his mother. This would have been shocking if it hadn’t felt so utterly normal — violence was regularly scheduled programming in his rural NorCal home, as common as any weekly special on the staticky living room TV he used to drown out his parents’ muffled shouts.

Plus, in a town populated by men whose main source of entertainment seemed to be getting drunk, harassing women, and throwing punches, a battered wife was hardly news. There, what we now know as “toxic masculinity” was par for the course — men were expected to be aggressive dominating, and unfeeling or they “weren’t considered men at all.”

As a burgeoning, femme-presenting queer kid who took more after his mother’s compassion than his father’s violence, Crook had a hard time understanding why this was the norm. He sensed something deeply off about his father and the other men in his life. It was like they were faking something.

“These men were so sad; so fragile,” he says. “It was very clear to me that their aggression was an act meant to hide their vulnerabilities. I spent a lot of my childhood comparing my own experience with gender to theirs, wondering what it was that actually made a man.”

Aided by an adoration for the gender-ambiguous characters of the Marvel Universe and a healthy dose of Gore Vidal, Crook developed a fascination with way that violent and hegemonic masculinity is expressed. He found himself feeling deeply compassionate towards men whose subscription to stereotypically masculine norms prevented them from loving certain people, feeling certain emotions, and partaking in certain activities that could bring them joy were they not labeled as “gay,” “girly,” or “soft.” He himself had never felt confined to these norms — maybe, he thought, he could help others break free.

Soon after he left home, he developed a method to do just that.

For the past five years, the multifaceted painter, musician and performance artist has been inviting cisgendered, heterosexual men to pose in multiple, hours-long nude portrait sessions during which he attempts, with their consent, to deconstruct and rebuild their masculine identity in the hopes it’ll lead to healthier expressions of manhood. His ongoing project Precious Stones documents his models’ evolving self-concepts, presenting their transformations in vivid assemblages of gouache, ink, and oil.

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Producer Luka Fisher

Director Matthew Kaundart

This article originally appeared on i-D US.

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<![CDATA[step inside brooke didonato's surreal wallpapered world]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/kzvxax/brooke-didonato-surreal-wallpaper-photographyMon, 10 Dec 2018 22:38:59 +0000New York-based photographer Brooke DiDonato says she just “stumbled” into photography, but her work creates a world far from anything you’d ever stumble across. Inspired by the ordinariness of Ohio, where she grew up, her photos show mundane household scenes in a weird but wonderful new light. These surreal scenes have ventured far from midwestern U.S., generated a large social following, and feature in an exhibition at the KINDL Museum in Berlin, until February 3rd.

“I didn't grow up with lifelong ambitions of being a photographer,” she tells i-D. “I was always interested in art but started studying photography because I thought it was more stable and to avoid the millions of questions.” Originally studying photojournalism in Ohio at Kent State University, DiDonato quickly became dissatisfied with what she was creating in class. Turning to Flickr instead, she started shooting self-portraits and sharing them on the internet.

Now a full-time artist, DiDonato moved to New York in search of a challenge. “I really wanted a place that would destroy me in like all the worst ways, so that I could so that I could sort of grow and get better,” she laughs. “I love the idea that if I go to a bar, everyone is some kind of writer or artist, to have that community. But also, I think I just like having that competition to motivate me to want to be better.”

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This article originally appeared on i-D US.

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<![CDATA[is the media helping us foster more empathy for addicts?]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/vbaxej/is-the-media-helping-us-foster-more-empathy-for-addictsMon, 10 Dec 2018 22:33:25 +0000Few people can say their lives haven’t been touched by addiction in some way. The drug related death toll continues to rise -- in 2016 there were more than 42,000 deaths in the US, while that same year 3,700 people died from drug misuse in England and Wales. According to Dr. Tom Doub, the Chief Clinical and Compliance Officer for American Addiction Centres, the opioid issue has now become a full-blown epidemic. “We’re losing more lives than those lost during the Vietnam War and more than at the height of the AIDS crisis,” he says. “Opioid addiction is impacting everyone .”

But despite growing statistics, negative attitudes towards addiction have always been pervasive as alcoholics and drug addicts have a history of being demonised in the media. Addictions have long been considered a moral failing or a character defect with earlier films such as Requiem for a Dream portraying a hyper-dramatised image of addiction. The movie, which was directed by Darren Aronofsky, received positive reception from critics and the public. This was despite the fact that it painted addicts negatively as lonely, strange and bad people who willingly chose to engage in addiction, and due to this, ultimately live as sex workers, or end up in jail or dead. Beyond this, most films and television shows have failed to represent addiction from a place of authenticity or compassion, neglecting to educate audiences about why these issues might arise -- and what it’s really like to suffer from the disease.

Lauren, a New York-based actress and recovering addict, believes we never really see portrayals of the true day-to-day life of an addict. “People think we are selfish and crazy and it would be so easy if we just stopped and cleaned up our lives, but it’s not that simple,” says the 33-year-old. “We are powerless over the disease and don’t have the ability to cure it or control it,” she explained over the phone.

Feeling lonely and disconnected as a young adult, Lauren started smoking and drinking as a teen, growing addicted to opioids in her early twenties. For her, consuming alcohol and drugs were a form of escapism that helped her live a more functional life. Until they didn’t. “I think if people saw others they could identify with [in the media], they'd be more likely to admit they have an addiction and seek help.”

Dr. Adi Jaffe, an expert on mental health, addiction and stigma, believes that negative stereotypes around addiction for decades have resulted in higher treatment failure rates as well as adverse outcomes including hospitalisations, imprisonment and death. “For decades, the media portrayed addicts as weak-willed degenerates who lied, stole and destroyed everything in their path.” Beyond this, negative stigma around addiction has likely caused less scientific research on the issue, education and affordable resources that would help spread awareness and readily assist sufferers and their families.

Yet, as the number of high-profile celebrity deaths due to addiction is inclining -- most recently Mac Miller, a beloved artist who wrote songs about his battle with an opioid addiction, accidentally overdosed in September 2018 -- there has also been a greater amount of public discourse and engagement with these issues, which is resulting in an increasingly realistic view of addiction. This is causing us to move away from depicting those who suffer as deviants and showing them more accurately as people suffering from a serious illness, believes Dr. Doub.

Another turning point occurred earlier this year when Kanye West addressed his own experience with addiction in 2016 following a surgical procedure in which he was prescribed opioids, ultimately causing him to be hospitalised and forcing him to cancel part of his Saint Pablo tour. In April, he told HOT 97 radio host Ebro Darden how he felt isolated during his hospital stay and that no one “showed love” for him while he was undergoing treatment.

Beyond this, some believe new films such as A Star Is Born and Beautiful Boy showcase a new image of addiction -- one that is more realistic and empathetic towards sufferers and their loved ones. In A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper’s character, Jackson Maine, a famous country music singer, secretly battles with substance abuse disorder, likely due to untreated mental illness and the neglect he experienced as a child. Using drugs to cope with the weight of his issues and relentless celebrity lifestyle, his addiction directly impacts his personal relationships with his brother, Bobby, and his partner Ally.

When Ally pays Jackson a visit in rehab *spoiler alert* towards the end of the movie, he is riddled with shame over his disastrous behaviour. Yet instead of faulting him, Ally recognises that his struggles are a disease, showing some compassion for his illness. However, the guilt seems to get the best of Jackson after Ally’s manager accuses him of ruining her career. Feeling hopeless and as if he has no way out, Jackson takes his own life -- sadly he couldn’t go on living his life as an addict, and likewise couldn’t find a way to live life without drugs or alcohol. In the end, his love for Ally and Ally’s love for him was not enough to keep him alive. The disease went deeper than that.

The film illustrates another grim reality: the fact that suicide is incredibly common among those with substance abuse disorder. Statistically speaking, individuals wrestling with addiction are six times more likely to attempt suicide at some point in their life according to the Addiction Center. “Once you quit drinking all you can think about is committing suicide, it feels too hard to live without it,” says Lauren. With this, she thought the film accurately portrayed the emotional pain and everyday struggle to stay sober and alive.

Authenticity was a motive of Bradley Cooper, who co-wrote, directed and starred in the remake of the 1937 classic. He told TIME, “I wanted anyone who’s gone through addiction to go, ‘Holy shit, that’s the way it is.'”

When it comes to breaking down stigma, there’s real power in showing authenticity. Vanessa Kensing, a clinical social worker based in New York, thinks media portrayals like this can open the door for more compassionate views while Jaffe says that as we abstain from punishing people for struggling with addiction and recognise the various factors involved, more people will seek help because they will feel less judged.

Yet, while the film emphasises how alienating and hard life with addiction can be, the movie still romanticises it, showing a relatively obscure experience since addiction is not something that only affects famous artists and celebrities.

In the opening scene of Beautiful Boy, actor Steve Carell's character, David Scheff, visits a doctor to inquire about his son Nic’s addiction to crystal meth. “What is it doing to him and what can I do to help him?” He asks the doctor. Throughout the movie, David tirelessly attempts to understand his son’s addiction and support him as best he can, wrestling with raw pain and the heartbreaking realisation that there’s nothing he can do to fix his own son. While he doesn’t always do the best thing (near the end of the film he momentarily gives up on Nic who has overdosed again, before ultimately supporting him), he shows immense empathy for Nic and loves his son despite his disease.

Dr. Doub believes, “[ Beautiful Boy] did an excellent job of demonstrating the devastating effects of addiction not only on the person struggling, but their family members and loved ones as well.” Whether someone is directly or indirectly impacted by addiction, Doub believes that films like this will help reduce the stigma of addiction and normalise it as an illness rather than a moral issue. “Addiction is a chronic relapsing brain disease that the individual did not ask for and is as much of a disease as diabetes or depression,” says Doub. “The more we can help people view addiction as the chronic, relapsing disease that it is, the better we can treat it.”

Mae Krell, a 19-year-old musician and recovering addict, says that they grew used to seeing media representation of addicts as losers or hopeless people from a young age. “Typical portrayals were often teenagers with no future, or adults who will never be ‘real parents’ to their kids,” they recall. “Nearly any movie I saw growing up that had a character go to AA or NA damaged my perception of those groups, and made me scared to join them when I needed it most.”

Growing up amid intense pressure from their parents, when Krell realised they had a problem, it was hard to admit that they were one of “those” people. Krell, who grew up in New York but finished high school at a treatment centre in Utah, said Beautiful Boy was “absolutely brilliant” and that Nic’s experience with addiction was portrayed in a “super realistic way” as he tried to get sober countless times but was not able to maintain it because he hadn’t healed the root of the problem or found the right solution yet. Krell says that both themselves and Nic were lucky they had family who refused to give up on them.

Lauren agreed that the film accurately portrayed what it's like to be touched by addiction and the damage addicts can cause others around them. “I liked that Beautiful Boy showed a somewhat normal family because it helps people see that addiction can affect anyone from any background.” But at the same time, she felt the film lacked a real understanding of Nic’s spectrum of emotions as he personally wrestled with addiction.

While A Star is Born and Beautiful Boy show how media portrayals are improving in some ways, both films end before the real work to stay sober begins, failing to capture the ongoing and lifelong struggle it can be to stay sober. For example, Lauren expresses that living without alcohol and drugs is an incredibly difficult choice she must consciously and tirelessly choose each day.

Beyond this, these films also reiterate the ways in which diversity is still desperately needed when it comes to storytelling about addiction. Both Nic and Jackson’s characters are white men who are part of society’s middle to upper echelon. Kensing notes, “These films can reinforce the often unspoken notion that when white upper-class people experience addiction, it deserves thoughtfulness and compassion and subtlety in response, whereas a poor person of colour who abuses substances just needs ‘education’ or to ‘experience consequences’.” Beyond this call out, we’re still missing diverse portrayals of women and gender nonconforming individuals in the throes of addiction.

While these films underline how we are moving away from older, more negative portrayals that othered and demonised people with addiction, they also serve to humanise those who are battling with substance abuse disorders. Kensing believes that empathetic storytelling has the power to cause more people to recognise that addiction is not who someone is, but it is something that individuals of all backgrounds and circumstances use as a means to cope with other challenges such as mental illness or trauma.

Moreover, Lauren believes that a rise in compassion could help addicts and alcoholics like her have a chance to come out of the shadows, help them feel more connected and allow them to share their stories without feeling ashamed of their past. Living with addiction is isolating but, “if other people understood what goes on in our heads it might help build more empathy for the struggle to live a ‘normal’ life,” she says. Though A Star Is Born and Beautiful Boy are definitely steps in the right direction, in order to keep shifting towards de-stigmatisation of addiction for all kinds of people, we will need to create more colourful, nuanced approaches to storytelling about this complex disease.

If the big screen is a window into a brave new world and a not so far-off future, these films are telling about where culture could be headed -- and what is still missing.


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This article originally appeared on i-D UK.

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<![CDATA[gosha rubchinskiy denies allegations of inappropriately messaging 16-year-old]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/nep9jm/gosha-rubchinskiy-denies-allegations-of-inappropriately-messaging-16-year-oldMon, 10 Dec 2018 22:32:14 +0000This weekend an Instagram account called High Fashion Talk posted screenshots purporting to be between Gosha Rubchinskiy and a 16-year-old fan of the Russian designer. The 16-year-old, Jan Silfverling, had shared the Instagram DMs and WhatsApp conversations, which began with him discussing the possibility of modelling for Gosha's lookbook and interviewing him for a school project. Some of the messages in the conversation had been deleted, and Jan alleges that the deleted messages were of an explicit nature. The story was picked up and further publicised by Diet Prada.

Gosha has responded by denying the allegations, alleging it was a routine casting that has been taken out of context, describing it as a "planned provocation" on the part of 16-year-old. Adrian Joffe, President of Comme des Garcons and Dover Street Market, who produce and distribute the label, issued a further denial to WWD. Saying Gosha was being treated as “guilty until proven innocent” and speaking out against the “mob mentality of social media”.

We reached out to Gosha’s team for further comment, and have provided his response below and unedited in full:

"If you want to be heard by the teenagers, then more time with them you should spend. To listen and to understand them. Gosha’s brand is successful among youth because he always works with common teens from the street, spends time with them in order to understand and to hear them. In what they are interested and about what they care about at present time.

Gosha has been doing casting by Instagram for many years now. It is a normal practice nowadays. We always ask to face photos, in full length and topless. Sometimes photos in underwear are required in order to understand the volume of hips. After the person confirmed by us, we contact him officially by email, if it is teenager, then we begin to communicate with his parents. Sometimes in Instagram we receive strange messages in direct message, sometimes they send inappropriate photos, especially when we reject them for casting. We immediately block these people and delete all inappropriate photos.

Sometimes, if the person begins to behave strangely we block him too. There recently were a few similar strange messages, or messages about hacking but we did not attached any value to it. All of this looks like a planned provocation. The boy himself asks to contact him in FaceTime and asks to make persistently video talk, in the consequence begins to record the discussion. Gosha has nothing to hide, there is no bad thing and he communicated openly with guy on communication video. Gosha asks to send photos necessary for casting. During dialogue and on the next day the boy begins to behave strangely, erases his messages and begins to call up Gosha again persistently. As a response, Gosha blocks this guy. In the consequence on screen shots and video we see discussion pulled out of context with many erased parts, so, that dialogue loses any sense.

You can see for yourself by looking up the video laid out by the guy. There is nothing bad from Gosha’s side. All of this appears as planned provocation forged beforehand. With no information about future of Gosha brand since this spring, people start fabrication of fakes and many rumours. This is one more example of it.

We also want to add that there have been incredible messages and posts of support from many models who have worked with us in the past who cant believe this guy and who say how obviously fake everything he does is."

Members of Gosha’s crew of Muscovite skaters and creatives also defended the designer. Tolia Titaev of the Gosha aligned PACCBET label and Valentin Fufaev of DoublecheeseburgerVF both posted in support of Gosha, with Valentin urging those models who Gosha has worked with in the past to come out in support of the designer.

We have also reached out to Jan Silfverling for further comment and will update this story accordingly.

This article originally appeared on i-D UK.

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<![CDATA[get your zodiac sorted — prep for the year of the pig!]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/9k4zxe/zodiac-the-year-of-the-pig-calendar-claire-barrowMon, 10 Dec 2018 22:31:28 +0000Everyone’s favourite Northerner and multi-disciplinary artist Claire Barrow has teamed up with her best-friend, frequent collaborator and fellow Northerner Eloise Parry, to bring you the only calendar you need for 2019. Working with three other very brilliant women -- designer PZ Opassuksatit, hair extraordinaire Kiyoko Odo and make-up artist Anne Sophie Costa, they have created 2019’s must-have. Purchase this Chinese zodiac calendar, and not only will you know when Mercury is in retrograde (feels like every other day amirite?!), but you will find out your lucky number, your lucky colour and what zodiac sign would make the best boss for you. On top of all that, you will find out the signs of your fave Hollywood stars, so you’ll know if they’re headed for the trash heap before they do. Get this on your wall as soon as poss.

We spoke the geniuses behind this calendar, to find out their star signs, their new year's resolutions, and what they think the Year of the Pig has in store for us all.

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What star sign are you and do you fit its description?
I’m a cancer. I’m happiest around water, I’m very particular about how my personal space looks, and I like to think I’m pretty intuitive... so I guess I’m a pretty typical Cancer.

What's the best thing that's happened to you this year?
I’ve spent a lot of time out of London, either by going to new places or being by the sea with my dog and boyfriend.

Are pigs the best animals?
I think my favourite animal is the dog, but I love pigs too -- they’re extremely sweet-natured and intelligent.

This article originally appeared on i-D UK.

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<![CDATA[19 things to avoid in 2019]]>https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/mby9wp/19-things-to-avoid-in-2019Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:29:25 +00001. Remembering how much you paid for the oversized Vetements hoodie, way back in 2017, when it peers accusingly at you, crumpled, unfashionable, all a bit silly, really, from the dusty recesses of your wardrobe.

2. All food products, or food outlets, still pre-fixed with 'Dirty', that cringey marketing buzzword of half a decade ago. Time for a rebrand.

3. London nightclub venues that have been there forever –– waning in popularity and relevance as the years go by –– suddenly pretending to be Berghain by making you place a little sticker over your phone camera upon your arrival. Nice try, but pics of a DJ playing David Guetta remixes to a half-empty dancefloor ain't gonna cut it on The Gram anyway.

4. People who keep annoyingly asking, “Yeah, but what if we don't get in?” when planning an night at actual Berghain.

5. Greedy-grabby London nightclubs dispensing with cloakrooms in which to stash your coat/bag, and instead charging you £15 for the temporary use of your very own gym-style locker. WTF?

6. People who tell you they are 'bored of Brexit' and 'just want to get it over and done with'.... sorry if monumental decisions about the future prospects of the UK haven't been enough of a giggle for you, babes.

7. Mega-wealthy pop stars who dimly chip into the Brexit debate by expressing misguided empathy for Prime Idiot Theresa May. Yes, the Spice Girls are back…

8. Influencers. If we all agree to ignore them, might they just go away?

9. Ecstasy Generation Parents nostalgically banging on about Acid House and things being so much better Back In The Day. Tip: don't watch old footage on YouTube of outdoor raves from the late 80s, unless you want to risk seeing your dungarees and Kickers-wearing mum, when she was young, gurning on a podium in some field by the M1. Or your dad, wild-eyed and pilled-up to the hilt, going all 'hands in the air', back when he still had a full head of hair.

10. People who insist on drinking only decaf coffee or herbal tea because caffeine is, like, so, so bad for you and really addictive, you know... yet still merrily smoke 20 Marly Lights per day in between sipping their futile brews.

11. People who gave up sugar and now can't stop telling everyone how 'totally re-energised' they feel, yet look really tired all the time and never say anything funny anymore.

12. People who dismissively reply to an email from you by telling you they will be giving your imminent project or invitation a 'swerve'. Yuk.

13. People who have quite a few LGBT friends but never think to question the dubious, dated and heteronormative format of Love Island and spent most of the summer completely addicted to this celebration of vanilla straightness.

14. Fashion designers claiming to be disrupting the narrative, because they made some trousers bigger than trousers might usually be.

15. Fashion designers claiming their work is now couture because the latest collection includes a bit of hand stitching here and there.

16. Fashion designers claiming Paris Is Burning is their ultimate favourite film, when in reality they always fast forward through all the sad parts because they reckon those bits just aren't major enough.

17. Fashion designers claiming all of a sudden to be heavily influenced by art, because they went to the private view of Frieze London last October.

18. Skinny jeans with pre-ripped holes in the knees... the worst trend of recent years that still refuses to die.

19. Unpaid internships at fashion magazines or fashion PR companies, where all you do is endlessly tidy piles and piles of clothes in a large cupboard for four long weeks, in return for a daily travel card and, if you're lucky, an invite to the launch party of a new range of sequinned leggings created by some D-list celeb who apparently once vomited over a sun lounger on Ex on The Beach.


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This article originally appeared on i-D UK.

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