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Do you know what people wear in Ghana?
The traditional fabric of Ghana is known as Kente (no, not all of Africa wears wax prints!). It is made from cotton and silk, and if we’re telling you about Kente, that’s because we’re crazy for its geometric patterns interwoven as bold colourful panels! Celebrating the same spirit as The OTHER, the young fashion brand High Life Tailored is having fun modernising this traditional fabric.
Fashion is undeniably integral to Hip-Hop culture today. What kind of rapper doesn’t have his or her own streetwear line?
But if mixing Hip-Hop and fashion now seems natural and even conventional, let’s not forget that this idea was totally unique and innovative not so long ago. A trio of graffiti artists from New York known as the Shirt Kings are at the origin of this idea. In the Eighties, Edwin “Phade” Sacasa, Rafael “Kasheme” Avery, and Clyde “Nike” Harewood began transferring their passion for graffiti from the surface of trains to the surface of t- shirts!
Fabric became their new canvas and soon enough, the Shirt Kings were translating street culture and street art onto clothes, becoming the first to commercialise their graffiti. Welcome to the birth of the streetwear concept!
Ethiopia’s Omo Valley is that part of the world where every “adventurer of style” dreams of going. Located in southern Ethiopia, the Omo Valley is one of those few places in the world that is still home to many tribal peoples, whose population is about 200,000 in this region. French photographer Eric Lafforgue (National Geographic, Lonely Planet, etc) has travelled there several times and photographed beautiful and colorful portraits of the tribes of the Omo Valley, where tribal styles sometimes meet surprising accents of modernity.
On the first glance, it kind of looks cute. On the second glance, it looks troubling. Study it a third time, and it becomes plain disturbing and a feeling of empathy takes over us.
Between 2009 and 2013, numerous little monkeys dressed in baby clothes and masks with doll heads haunted the streets of Jakarta. Dressed up, chained and held captive by a begging trainer, these monkeys would dance and perform tricks in street corners and at the crossroads of the city centre, before stretching out their hand to the passer-bys in a bid to collect a few coins.
Welcome to the world of the Electric Daisy Carnival. The festival gets called “the Ibiza of America”. Caught between two worlds, the Electric Daisy Carnival is a strange encounter where mainstream meets underground. It’s as if Burning Man decided to mate with David Ghetta.
What does your avatar look like? Here at The Other, we’re fascinated with the way in which people represent themselves through their look, so inevitably, we’re also interested in the way people represent themselves virtually.
British photographer Robbie Cooper went on a journey to meet 62 players of MMORPG, such as Lineage, Second Life, City of Heroes, Everquest and World of Warcraft. His reportage uncovers the face of humanity hiding behind these virtual worlds and shows what an avatar can reveal about a personality.