Saturday, 3 November 2012

Studio Sounds: Agi&Sam AW12

Cover art by Little Doodles

Thanks to their penchant for clashing and layering print upon print, Agi&Sam once again opened my mind to print possibilities for AW12. Despite the name being something of a mouthful, 'Darwin's Theory of Why The Chicken Crossed The Road,' the tale behind the collection itself is a simple one. The dyanamic design duo have travelled to the future just before the Apocalypse in fact, where the last men alive on Earth are replicating the finest cloths of the past using what they have at their disposal, namely recycling fabrics from plastics. Throughout, the colourful pair expertly engineer their own print variations of vividly coloured Linton tweeds and fine traditional tartans whilst inspiration comes from a warm nostalgia for M.C Escher and Stanley Kubrick. The dizzying display includes a variety of tessellating repeats, woven fabrics, tweeds tartans, chickens and ducks which prompt the viewer to ask the age-old question; 'Which came first, the chicken or the egg?"

"We don't believe that fashion should be taken too seriously," say Agi&Sam in regular unison but despite their smile inducing designs this is a collection that should be taken seriously. Always aiming to be revolutionary as well as humorous in their approach to menswear, the print princes once again experimented heavily with texture and colour. Stretching the boundaries of textiles, and printing whilst pushing me to consider unexpected print combinations. The use of unexpected combinations were mirrored in their studio playlist. In a workspace that Simon Chilvers' has compared to the bedroom of a frustrated teenager, the boys were listening to an eclectic noise that bounced from Wacka Flocka Flame to Mercury Prize winners Alt-J, 2 Pac to Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young to Craig David. Lend me your ears and prepare to jump in to their disorientating world...

Waka Flocka Flame - No Hands 
The Knife - Silent Shout 
Frank Ocean - Pyramids 
Alt-J - Tesselate 
Kindness - That's Alright 
2Pac - 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted 
Kavinsky - Nightcall 
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams 
Royksopp - What Else is There (Trentemoller Remix) 
Modrat - A New Error 
Wayne Wonder - No Letting Go 
Neil Young - Alabama 
Craig David - Can't Be Messin' Around 
Lil Wayne - Lollipop 
M83 - Midnight City (Show Music) 
Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye

1 comment:

BougieHippie said...

Interesting playlist.


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