Does subculture still exist? It's a question we've asked ourselves many times before. On the one hand, the music we listen to no longer dictates the clothes we wear but, on the other, the likes of Gosha Rubchinskiy and Nasir Mazhar are re-crafting subcultural fashion codes, creating modern-day tribes for fashion's new wave. If only there was a panel that could settle the debate…
Well, thankfully, there is. Last night i-D Deputy Editor Lynette Nylander hosted an event that attempted to answer the age old questions once and for all. Can true subcultures really exist in the same way as they did in the past? Have we outpaced the ability for subcultures to grow? Or has the internet allowed them to break new ground in a way they never could previously?
Joined by legendary photographer Derek Ridgers, DJ and grime activist Sian Anderson, fashion upstart Charles Jeffrey and director Dexter Navy, it made for pretty interesting listening. Enjoy a (sub)culture shock and check it out for yourself below.
Photography Derek Ridgers