Despite the weather, Spring/Summer 2013 will be upon us soon …we hope!
The long dark nights will soon be full of lazy evenings in beer gardens and parks
(although, it’s hard to imagine as the snow’s falling at this very moment).
Brands such as Fred Perry, Vanishing Elephant, Farah, Carhartt, Edwin and Pointer have already started dropping new items to Bernard’s HQ and are in store for you to pick up.
Edwin and Pointer have just released short films wih a focus on their Summer collections…
At OBEY Clothing UK HQ they are all super excited about the Autumn 12 collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation. There is a natural connection between the careers of Keith Haring and Shepard Fairey, from their ability to take their art from the streets into the realm of fine art galleries, as well as their philosophy of making art accessible to everyone.
Here’s what Shepard Fairey has to say:
“Though Keith Haring died only two years after I started making street art, his art and practice had already made a profound impact on me. At art college and on the streets of NYC in the late 80’s and early 90’s, Keith’s radiant baby and other images could be seen on the tees of all the flyest hipsters. Keith Haring was a prolific artist with a distinct style of drawing and painting that was simultaneously refined, but primitive, deliberate but lyrical and energetic. Haring believed “the public has a right to art” and this philosophy informed his populist approach to spreading his art and messages. He pursued his art with a deeply personal vision, but also as a champion of social justice and a belief in the interconnectedness of humanity. Haring demonstrated the power of art on the streets, but he also put his art on t-shirts and record covers. He even opened a retail space in NYC called The Pop Shop. Eventually Haring’s artwork became widely respected, displayed, and sold as “fine art”. Haring rose from the 80’s NYC graffiti scene to not only affect the art world, but to dramatically impact pop culture. Inspired by Keith Haring’s achievements, I pursued my art career with the optimism that my goals could be attained.”
NEW AUTUMN/WINTER 2012 OBEY COMING TO MEET BERNARD SOON!
The good folks at Threads TV popped into Meet Bernard and got talking to store manager, Sean!
In Episode 1 for the new series, the Threads TV crew follow the UK’s rising star Youngmam, as he takes us on a tour of Boxpark in Shoreditch showing us his essential footwear choice from Puma, and explaining where he and Dizzee Rascal differ in their taste in Varsity jackets!
Episode 1 also features a behind the scenes look at Dope Chef’s new collaboration range with alternative UK MC Mikill Pane, as well as a #BrandSpotlight feature on us, and a chat with streetwear legend Michael Dupouy about his legendary book All Gone, at his launch at Foot Patrol alongside Puma.
Threads TV are back with episode 4! And yes, it’s just as good, if not better, than the previous!
Jay London and Freckles are on form once again. This time they kick things off with Wale Adeyemi, the MBE-winning founder and designer for popular street-style label B-Side and Camden’s natives let us know ‘What’s Hot and What’s Not’. R’n’B star Angel at Humor HQ does the ‘My Style’ section and finally, Moscow Drive has a very unique ‘Threads In Session’ finale.
Meet Bernard’s very own photographer, Christopher Lane, helps L.A. Salami perform live as part of The Station Sessions at St Pancras International train station.
L.A. Salami’s debut single is out 26th September on Blurb PR
You can see Christopher Lane’s photo shoot of our Autumn/Winter collection very soon. He’s currently in the studio recording with, Sharma Rahman and producing his own material. If you can get a copy of Ashok’s, Plans – Christopher Lane’s debut album, featuring Florence and the Machine, we highley recommend it!! If you can’t, get in touch with us and we’ll try and sort something out… Or check him out yourself here