Black Renaissance: Future History — Are You Even Outside, THE GREAT (british) DIASPORA #PrimeNYT

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We Go Again, Hello Comrades,

MAILING LIST

Disclaimer. This isn’t the whole of the UK this is only what’s visible to me. I’m sure there are long standing businesses that have been flourishing however you don’t know what you don’t see and hopefully this can be a way to see these people show themselves.

At this time so much of what I speak about is the culture of Britain and the people who use the information highway to communicate, I feel that in this part I would like to talk about when where and how we congregate. Be where we are, in London there’s a big idea going on; we understand collectivity, connection and a safe spaces;, London didn’t offer for us. so a couple of black 20 something’s so few stepped up to the plate and created functions with quality offerings.

But first.

Shoobs

The marketplace and home where almost all tickets are sold owned by a black business woman on her hustle and well on her way to the top this app served us best when wanting to give a brand these events hosts can trust.

Recess

A casual night for people who don’t want to be constrained by the false standards of central London clubs, based somewhere in the north and Shoreditch for a while. Recess made it into my eye-line just by friends who are on Twitter and want to go out however it’s all the way in north so can’t be travelled by me often. It gives you real house party vibes which I enjoy.

Jays Link Up

Jays gives off exactly the same vibe as recess super casual and fully open for people who don’t want to be held back by the dumb nature of club nights not owned by black people and instead is in place for people who want to have a good night filled with games and good music we all know and love. Curated very well I enjoy the atmosphere they bring to the scene

Days Like This, Brunch

Great for summer days for those that like a more dressed up day. More impress and less smart, the idea is to come for fun with cocktails and vibes. Never been. But from what I’ve heard it’s quite enjoyable, everyone dresses up, something light and comfortable and looks like a night I’d enjoy.

NNESAGA

One of few games nights I know my friends to go to dedicated to serving a social setting purely for people who love to play computer games, watch film, comics & manga, cartoons & anime, it’s as space made by people you know so it’s catered to the needs of the individuals around them. So it’s everything the people who enjoy those things want.

Faded & Lux

A night that I feel many people know about due to the podcast the hosts share together, Marvin and TazerBlack host a parties on Saturday(Faded) and Sunday(Lux) respectively. Somewhat spaces for a somewhat older crowd who want a nice night out dressed a little “smarter” or impressionable. Lux being the only one I’ve been to, is a quaint games night for a calm Sunday with some good music and good food.

Love in the City & Project Impact.

Both nights made to meet people for a cool date or linkup, as in speed dating and drinks. For business purposes or something a little more personal both these nights curate moments for people to interact. Dressing with your best foot forward you’re prompted to get to know people through games or natural conversation, nothing too forced as the place is set to get to know who you need to know. Black professionals who need a night out to be fruitful and not just a vibe usually go here and have fun. Project impact I know has been a long-standing event (2012) deserves its own article over all but this is only a list.


Editors Notes

That’s my short intro to some of the place I know where you can catch a vibe or meet likeminded people. So many of these nights I know are used by people who want to be able to see their twitter friends in real life or conveniently meet their person of

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Black Renaissance: Future History — It’s a London thing THE GREAT (british) DIASPORA #PrimeNYT

Bless Up from your feet to your head top

We Go Again,

MAILING LIST

Disclaimer. This isn’t the whole of the UK this is only what’s visible to me. I’m sure there are long standing businesses that have been flourishing however you don’t know what you don’t see and hopefully this can be a way to see these people show themselves.

Black British culture is based on diaspora, many of us are from arrivals in the 80’s and 70’s. Even further on I suppose but the majority of entrepreneurship is based on the back of the arrows the old guard took with their inability to succeed because of barriers, the incoming generations of the 80’s also dealt with much of this difficultly and I suppose without the interconnected nature of the internet our generation would have too, but we have created a network of dependence around each other and being able to speak while in comfort has had people come up with ideas of how black British entrepreneurship looks like.

Some people took advantage of this and others took their time away from it and built their own thing without. Both superbly well done. But the network is there and people are flourishing from it which is everything our generation aspired to in the early 10’s.

Here are some of the culturally African Caribbean companies & people in britain that are in my purview. Those that I hope will be around for quite some time.

Stormzy

The local favourite I was introduced to via his tapes dreamers disease and wickedest Skengman. Around Wickedest Skengman 3 stormzy was gaining a reputation of being a shellers, every set was shut down and it was when the Charlie Sloth cypher when he really shone through out of the old era and the youngers and killed it off. After dropping Shut Up which became the UK anthem for sometime along with Skeptas Shut Down.

Stormzy was able to get his name in lights all over Britain, him staying true to himself and not bending to the media has him being a sensation within the culture, outside the music he has his own publishing company for books and scholarships given to black students he stays true to who he is and is a testament to being steadfast in his vision making him a staple in UK culture. This man will continue to shell it down in business and music because that’s just who he is wish him all the best.

Samuel Ross

Founder of A Cold Wall, Samuel Ross is a fashion designer who came up in the same era as me and could be considered my contemporary in a couple regards as we draw from the same influences from what I can see. Those being Raf, Rick, London, Samuel is someone who was ambiguous to me for quite some time only because he was working under Virgil Abloh but soon broke out of his house and became who he is now.

Working off his thesis which is what A-Cold-Wall is and built a successful name off it not just doing fashion but interior architecture and sound design he build a style from his mind to life. Those are things I commend so much because I am doing the exact same.

Krept & Konan

Their relationship in music is so long-standing and dynamic is so powerful it deserves its own blog and this isn’t a music blog. So I will keep this clear, their ventures outside music is what we should behold and who they’re partnering with too. The plain and simple fact they’re exposing people to names, faces & titles we wouldn’t rather know.

The fact this trifecta of Krept & Konan, Urban Financier and J2K. Who all deserve a blog of their own but are all people who deserve research from whoever is reading this anyway. As the point is these 4 gentlemen of the same London but different lives lived have come together in one capacity or another from Krept and Konan’s foundation to their restaurant. I find the idea that these men worked together on an ideal and put their expertise together in different areas and fields to create something harmonious. This is something I want to call rare because I don’t get to see that all the time and knowing that we all are from the same place and from my perspective came up on the same codes , their ventures all became successful because they were themselves and they were able to come to the table humbly and be effective because they each respected where the other came from.

I haven’t a clue if this was purposely done by Krept & Konan, but they deserve a well done and their ability to partner with the right people on different ventures should be commended because it’s not everyone who can do such a thing successfully.

Trapstar

The conglomerate of good friends from west London since 2006 who came together one after the other to build a fashion label made for the streets. Designing for the culture. which is what it’s all about the long-standing brand was built of friendship and co-signed off friendships. No game was played here just natural organic growth that has lead to worldwide recognition after sustaining a level of clean design and catering to the culture with a helping of exclusivity. Many ways especially in recent years a plan akin to supreme take the culture make garments of the culture and continue to feed the beast of exclusivity and fomo

This company really bears some similarity to my life although it happened on the other side of London how they lived and how the company was bought about is akin to what I lived. From the fashion to the events, they tell their own story well so much so that creating something out of London like Trapstar is more viable than anyone thinks and their story can be told simply by following the echo of Trapstars voice but in their own way. Also telling the story of people being able to come together and create something long-standing, hope they continue living that message for many years to come.

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Black Renaissance: Future History — Statement of Fashion #PrimeNYT

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As you can very well tell, this website journals about fashion on the most part. The reason for this is I felt that the ideas and concepts put forth by black designers or contemporary to the old norm, were not being journaled properly.

The culture I grew up in was spoken about in a less than form, or even worse “that thing over there” and when they called it streetwear or contemporary fashion it would annoy me because the fair majority would dress in that way. Which is why it’s Fashion and contemporary to nothing, other things are now old hat

There was a real ugly period from 2011 – 2016. Where the people writing about Fashion from black Fashion Designers would speak down, look down and write with a certain type of side eye about my brothers and sisters. They are designers. As simple as that and they reference and have studied just like all the other designers in the world.

It’s not a question of being better or worse it’s the understand of what is the new norm and as history will tell it the black fashion designers were ahead of the curve which is why this subject is extremely exciting to me. So I write about the leadership and foresight shown by those in the list are the reason for this list.

Shane Oliver

91-shayne-oliver-1.jpgThe leader of the Hood By Air collective and movement who started in New York with all his pals in soho living life like artist and trendsetters. When I was younger I would hear a lot about Soho and that crew because of ASAP Rocky and Ian Connor. There are stories and nuggets even someone from Britain would hear.

I appreciated his outstanding nature and as the story goes, Shane along with Ian Isaiah and many other names really bought together the hood by air incubator of talent. Coming out the gate shouting this is us and because of that received so many arrows in the back for all of the things they were doing which were then copied. But the essence never left.

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Hood By Air Team

Shane would soon leave making fashion items and throwing shoes because of how the industry would treat him but now there is a real bid for him to come back and bring back that essence Hood By Air one had. This is now history and I’m really looking forward for what he would do in the future for more history and how he would share with us his experience of doing fashion, with the audacity of being black.

Kerby Jean-Raymond Pyer Moss

MV5BMTgxMzExNzE0MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjc4NTYwODM@._V1_UY317_CR21,0,214,317_AL_.jpgKerby suffered just like Shane suffered, even more so he suffered alone with no real support system or friends, only his love for fashion, sneakers and black people he put himself in positions to be under the tutelage of people who were willing to teach. This however didn’t stop him from being robbed backstabbed and contractually broke Kerrie went through it not only financially but with the killing of unarmed black men by cops Kerby hard only one way to express himself, through his collections.

They showed the real angst of being a black man under tyranny. This hurt the white people’s feeling a lot and they all felt the need to act out against him and effectively put up wall to ward him and his work from growing. But as of recent with his reebok deal Kerby is able to support himself again.

He is only picking up steam and his Pyer Moss Reebok DMX is turning the heads of sneaker heads everywhere. Making them look at him positively also putting clear light on his collections too and he is delivering all 2019. This will only pick up more momentum as the time goes on and hopefully he will reach greater heights in the 20’s.

Telfar(Global) Clemens

SCADstyle-2018-guest-Telfar-Clemens.jpgSomeone I’ve been following for a long while now Telfar is a true artist. Been at this for a long time and been truly a man after the craft from the collections I’ve seen. Since 2015 I’ve enjoy watching his growth. Someone I’m fairly new to and whole history of 14 years hasn’t been discussed says a lot because it’s not like he’s been asleep his really been working. Currently I’ve been looking at his tote like a luxury item I would love to have and I have been drawing it in my fashion illustrations giving a lot away.

Telfar also gained the 2017 Vogue fund finally getting into the eyes of the “masses” which has had him referencing his older collections or rehashing his archive for a while. But soon the girls will be all caught up and get where he is coming from. Having been in the game for so long, I am sure he really put that money to good use preparing for everything that will happen next decade I feel he’s gearing up for something just like Shane and Ian. Having worked together it’s plain to see The New York scene is turning into a hub for established designers

Stay composed and keep your neck up

Whatever Moves Your Dial

Damilare. Not Your Typical

Follow my socials

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For some longer form write ups Read some of My Dialogues

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