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Postby khayandhi » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:25 pm

BROWN PEOPLE FASHION THREAD (define as you like natch)

Swati Kalsi

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I don't know too much about her; you can get detailed views of/purchase some of these pieces on LN-CC if you've a mind to (could you also pay my rent for the year? thanks). The textiles used here are very much in a tradition of embroidery that I associate with the eastern end of South Asia, in this case in the Bihari fashion ('sujani'). This is an unusually abstract use of the style, it's normally more narrative:

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(I don't really know what's happening in this piece but it's definitely narrative, can't argue that.)
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Postby bels » Fri Dec 25, 2015 4:20 pm



Couple of creep shots from the Christmas service at the mosque today.
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Postby khayandhi » Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:12 pm

Family photograph, mid '70s. I don't think colour photography was common in India till the 80s. My mother on the right is trying to be stylish and of-the-moment with her big drape.
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Postby bels » Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:27 pm

NY magazine inteview with Heems

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2075 ... hion/?_r=0

Respect the means of production.
“My mother came here with a master’s degree in economics, and in the daytime she would bag groceries at the Pathmark for four dollars an hour, and at night she worked in an Indian guy’s sweatshop making elastic belts with my friend Sunil’s mom. Thank God she had that job, which was really helpful to get us through a tough time financially. It’s not the most glamorous career; she did what she had to. Textiles are a huge part of the conversation on women in India and labor.”

Have your clothes custom-made.
“Coming into this album, I wanted to have a defined aesthetic, not just with my videos and album art, but with my clothing and look as well. I’ve been trying to wear as much custom stuff as I can, designing my own stuff or having it made, and wearing more Indian clothes that are harder to find. I’m still expressing myself and having fun and playing with colors and shapes and textures, but I’m not buying $500 Acne Studios shirts anymore. I got a bunch of fabric from India and had it tailored in Thailand; they got it done in three days.”

Listen to your parents.
“The reason I wear a bright orange Hermès scarf often is because it looks like a Hindu priest’s scarf. When I brought that home, my dad was like, ‘That was three dollars, right? You’re wearing a sadhu scarf.’ A sadhu is a wandering ascetic who is a devotee of Shiva. I was like, ‘Yeah … three dollars.’ It’s a little joke with myself that the H for ‘Hermès’ actually stands for ‘Hindu.’ Coming from this immigrant background helps me keep my money and fashion in check.”


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Riz Ahmed wearing his ENGLAND/PAKISTAN cricket shirt. I immediately wanted to make something like this but then I realised I didn't know what country I'd have on it with England. Maybe the internet.

(Also is it a football shirt or a crcket shirt? @germinal please advise)

Naked City by Weekend Money cover is some flint too (on heems' label I think)

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Postby Vaeltaja » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:53 pm

Cool Indian brand someone found. 11-11

http://11-11.in/

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Dude described it as sorta EG sorta Visvim. Inclined to agree. Nice looking stuff.
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Re: Suspicious foreign elements

Postby bels » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:57 pm

Brown Person Fashion Problem Indian Subcontinent Division:

When you wear a wool jawn at your mom's for like, one evening and then when you put it on next everyone at work starts sniffing and looking around the office and saying like "Is that food? Is someone cooking? What's that smell?"
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Postby PrimePrime » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:30 pm

Jai Paul. The man.
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Postby iralanwitnuk » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:01 pm

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Grandparents from sometime in the 70s or maybe late 60s (?) My grandfather is looking so cool with the massive collar and grandma is looking awesome with her white sari.
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Postby pirxthepilot » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:35 pm

curious that everyone here seems to be in england. maybe next london meetup should be brown people only
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Re: Suspicious foreign elements

Postby khayandhi » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:34 am

Karishma Shahani

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Like quite a bit of the mid-high-end stuff I see coming out of India in particular, the textiles are very good and cool and 100 emoji but I'm not convinced that the styling and tailoring live up to the goodness of the textile fabrication. I still find it interesting though.
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Postby khayandhi » Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:52 am

Bodice (AW15 lookbook)

Bodice is cool and this is a cool collection. It's nothing outstandingly new but it is very COMFORTING and GOOD VIBES Y. I would probably wear most of it.

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PS Hats

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Postby bels » Wed May 04, 2016 5:32 am

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Postby bels » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:33 am

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Riz MC finally selling the Englistan t-shirt.

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Postby pirxthepilot » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:12 am

i like this mix of cdg/yohji/lemaire/skatewear mostly worn by non-white kids in places like marseilles. like this:

https://www.instagram.com/blancxivoire/?hl=en

or, as someone said, those lownn bros.

refreshing after over a decade of the prevalent trend being hedi/christopher bailey's creepy fetishization of skinny white boys.
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Postby bels » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:50 am

Today in brown people news

http://www.npr.org/2016/10/06/496387384 ... s-cashmere

Riz Mc/Heems collab Swet Shop boys album first listen on NPR

https://rps-mafia.myshopify.com/collect ... ts/the-bag
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"This text has no other purpose than to terrify those who are afraid of the Arabic language." totes are back in stock. Own the Jarvis!

I look forward to removing my supreme klean kanteen from this tote.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-37244466

I read this randomly for an anti british nostalgia tip.
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Re: Suspicious foreign elements

Postby mellow » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:23 pm

japanese brand yantor had an indian based project in rajasthan
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more stuff here:
http://yantor.jp/project/rajasthan/
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Postby qalandar » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:01 pm

Timbuktu. Mysterious city of the desert | Sibylle Bergemann 2004
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Herat, Afghanistan. Maynard Owen Williams | 1931
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Dervishes of Qajar Era:
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Postby mellow » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:05 pm

Issey Miyake Pleats Please in Morocco

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Postby mellow » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:59 pm

A book a stumbled upon whilst browsing on amazon, Indigo: The Colour that Changed the World, have some cool images of indigo dying and usage in India since it is the oldest centre of indigo dyeing and domestication.

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Another really interesting article about Indigo and the Indigo Revolt in Bengal during the colonial period:
https://jkagti.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/indigo-revolt-dye-stained-with-human-blood/
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Re: Suspicious foreign elements

Postby bels » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:54 am

[vimeo]107465232[/vimeo]

Only just got around to watching this.

https://vimeo.com/107465232

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Postby mellow » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:19 pm

really enjoyed that^

After googling other Riz Ahmed stuff, i came across this documentary by DAZED about british asian underground culture in the 90s

http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/artic ... nd-systems
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Postby jrisk » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:54 pm

ah riz ahmed was on bullseye recently! haven't listened to it yet, but it looks really good: http://maximumfun.org/bullseye/norman-lear-riz-ahmed
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Re: Suspicious foreign elements

Postby mellow » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:19 pm

Eka

An Indian brand I discovered that is sold in egg London

eká means one in Sanskrit, it describes a one of a kind product for women, who wear their heart on their sleeves & attitude in their clothes. Our designs are singular: they’ll never overwhelm the wearer, but each piece has distinctive details, in the fluid cuts and natural fabrics. The collection transcends boundaries of shape, age and race to offer universally adaptable clothing. Each piece is designed to be timeless, with a quiet, subtle femininity. The Eká woman, unmovedby seasonal trends, is at ease with her identity, and her clothes reflect that statement.

The collections are soulful, sustainably handcrafted from traditional Indian hand woven textiles, in a contemporary, versatile style that echoes the Eká way of living: light and unrestrictive in form, pure and organic in substance. The flintstone is authenticity in nature, people and places.

The understated palette allows explorations of fabric textures & appeals to a subtle aesthetic. The silhouettes are simple, unrestricted shapes, gently following the lines of the body in clean layers & light as air volumes.

Eká is clothing for everyday luxury, made to live in. Designed with passion, love & a bit of optimism.


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Postby mellow » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:37 pm

Runaway Bicycle

Mumbai based label, their fabrics are organic and weaved in mostly Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.

WE FIND JOY IN WRONG TURNS, DOWNHILL RIDES, CANDY-COLOURED STREAMERS AND HAND WOVEN COTTONS. WE LIKE POCKETS TO CARRY PEBBLES IN AND TO HIDE MUDDY HANDS IN.
WE ALSO LIKE TO THINK SOMEDAY WE'LL GROW PEDALS ON OUR FEET.
UNTIL THEN WE WANDER. LOOKING FOR LOOMS, THEIR HERITAGE KEEPERS AND THEIR STORIES. AND RETELLING THEM TO YOU IN HUES STOLEN FROM OUR OWN CLOSETS. YOU’LL FIND HUMBLE LUNGIS AND GAMCHAS HOBNOBBING WITH AIRY LINENS AND KHADIS. YOU’LL FIND CHEEKINESS AT ITS GRACEFUL BEST AND DESIGNS WHERE A SENSE OF COMFORT LENDS ITSELF TO A MORE PLEASING AESTHETIC. ALL HANDWOVEN, DESIGNED AND CRAFTED WITH LOVE.


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Re: Suspicious foreign elements

Postby bels » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:15 am

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If you'd like to come with me sir you've been selected for a random search.

Kudos to stoney for putting brown man in their ad campaign though. Plenty bowling about perry barr in it so it's about time they acknowledged it.
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Re: Suspicious foreign elements

Postby adiabatic » Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:23 pm

bels wrote:Plenty bowling about perry barr in it


I don't speak Cockney. What's this in English?

Edit: Thanks!
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Re: Suspicious foreign elements

Postby bels » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:57 pm

Obviously buzzfeed articles bring a lot of cringe but this was fun to see spin out across my instagram feed over haloween.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/soniathomas/ba ... .icpE1DAAv
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Postby bels » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:50 am

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Different parts of pakistan with different embroidery styles (maybe?)
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