Jefferson Hack's second installment for The Telegraph explores "fashion's leading edge" of clubs, DJs, and designers. Jefferson says "the avant-garde inspires the fashion elite, which over time influences the high street. It's a trickle-down effect that's slowly been chipping away at the uniform mentality of men and their attitudes to style." Uh huh... His examples: *Jeremy Scott, whose clothes have been club staples (and Madonna favorites) for quite a while... *Boom Box, the London club already profiled in Paris Vogue, British Vogue, and Style.com. *Geordon Nicol, who cofounded MisShapes three years ago, and whose manorexic style has been so embraced by certain scenes, even Hedi Slimane rechurned it on his runway - three seasons ago. So basically, Jefferson Hack -the founder of Dazed and Confused, the arbiter of the underground and youth culture - is telling us about places and people so subversive, they're already famous and mainstream. Even more interesting, he writes that "as soon as a scene establishes itself, it is practically over." Or, perhaps not...
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Jefferson Hack Interviews Gareth Pugh About Fashion Films Intead Of Runway Shows and His Hong Kong Store
PARIS--Days after Brit expat Gareth Pugh's Mercury and Ebony S/S 2011 collection was presented on an 8 x 15 meter Imax screen to a warehouse full of buyers and press, the avant-garde designer sits for an informal Q&A at the Louvre's Apple Store. The avant-gardeist snapped up France's ANDAM award in 2008 and was rumored as next in line at McQueen and Dior Homme. The last in a series presented by Dazed and Confused called "Meet the Designer" the magazine's co-founder Jefferson Hack talks with the young designer about the tentative future of catwalk shows, his sold-out shop in Hong Kong and why Saint Martins does not a star make. Jefferson Hack: Gareth's first store opened in Hong Kong in July. It was designed by Iwan from from Daytrip Studio who is super young, like 25. What was it like working with him? Garreth Pugh: I've known him since he was 18 and we're very good friends, I think that helps. My two stipulations were that I wanted it to look like a black box inside and that one wall could control video.