Paul Flynn

Fashion

how palace became a streetwear juggernaut in 10 short years

From a skate spot on London’s South Bank, to a dilapidated house in Waterloo, to conquering the world; this is the story of an era-defining British label.
Paul Flynn
2.18.19
Music

iceage are the danish band redefining punk

As Iceage prepare to release their fourth album, Beyondless, i-D catches up with the band’s frontman, Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, and finds him ready and willing to smash boring punk traditions to pieces.
Paul Flynn
5.3.18
Culture

hilton als has some issues with the word 'woke'

In White Girls, the Pulitzer prize-winning author explored race, sexuality, André Leon Talley and Eminem. He discusses its impact -- and potential sequel -- with Paul Flynn.
Paul Flynn
5.2.18
Fashion

judy blame: a diamond in the rough

In Summer 2016, The ICA honoured Judy Blame with an extensive solo exhibition on his life and work. We look back at Paul Flynn's conversation with the inimitable alchemist of British fashion.
Paul Flynn
2.21.18
the north

homoelectric is manchester’s bespoke misfit paradise

Twenty years into its heritage, Manchester’s Homoelectric is enjoying a pleasing renaissance inside a three-storey Salford warehouse. Of course it is.
Paul Flynn
11.8.17
Culture

remembering 20 february 1988 — the day that manchester came out

In 1988, a rally through central Manchester turned the city upside down. Not only was it the start of Manchester becoming Britain’s unofficial capital of Gay -- it was a useful microcosm for what would happen in the rest of the country.
Paul Flynn
11.6.17
Think Pieces

the uk's best gay club opens one weekend a year, in a field in somerset

Traditionally the playground of liberated hippies, old rockers, druids and bearded musos, in 2007 Glastonbury introduced a new space: Block 9. Inside, a three-story NYC block was built and behind its facade lay the ultimate gay club.
Paul Flynn
7.7.17
Music

mariah, you're on fire! read our cover story with mimi from 2008

On Mariah's birthday, we look back nine years to our interview with the iconic, elusive chanteuse herself. Or, as Paul Flynn puts it, "The real-life, genuine Mariah: huge Disney smile, vest, tight Miss Sixty jeans, next season’s Balenciaga footwear...
Paul Flynn
3.27.17
Culture

sussi is the new star of clubland

Scotty Sussman is living proof that the nightlife wheel is still turning, as fierce and fast as it ever did. On the morning after the night before, we meet the man behind the make-up.
Paul Flynn
2.28.17
Culture

tbt: a 13-year-old frances bean cobain talks harry potter, fashion and famous mums

Artist, model, musician and now muse to Marc Jacobs, France Bean Cobain is steadily carving a name for herself outside of her parent’s gargantuan shadows. But she was always going to, right? Much more than just the daughter of incredibly famous parents...
Paul Flynn
1.26.17
Film

joe alwyn was destined to be a star

Plucked from obscurity to play the lead in Ang Lee’s new blockbuster Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, meet the London lad about to hit the big time.
Paul Flynn
11.4.16
Music

remembering i-Con pete burns

Fiercely intelligent and wildly unconventional, Pete Burns was an eccentric who blurred gender and sexuality with biting wit and charm. Speaking to Burns in 2007, Paul Flynn called him "as witty and wild as Quentin Crisp or Oscar Wilde" on the pages of...
Paul Flynn
10.25.16
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