FFFRIDAY 2017 PT.1

如果你以爲香港時裝只有Centrestage和那些正正常常的時裝表演,那你已經落後了。Fashion Farm Foundation (FFF) 帶來了一個新東西叫FFFRIDAY,他不是一個什麼Fashion Week,對我更像一個藝術展覽。6個本地品牌都以最切合他們性格的表達方式展示他們最新一季的作品,品牌包括The World Is Your Oyster、Dynasti、Matter Matters、Reo Ma、Curtis Li Studio及KenaxLeung。一日6個品牌,12場表演,確實好趕。加上他們在中環的創聲遊戲機中心和藝穗會兩個地方舉行,行程可以話十分緊湊。
在Game Centre行Fashion Show的確有趣,不過也多了不少細節需要留意。例如每部遊戲機的音樂令表演音樂十分混亂、空間安排也不盡太好。

—下一部分繼續
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ANGEL CHEN TOP 3 PLACES IN SHANGHAI

內地年輕設計師Angel Chen告訴我們這三個在上海,她最想您去的地方!
Young Chinese designer Angel Chen gives us her cheeky Top 3 Places to visit in Shanghai!

1) DONGLIANG (amazing select shop carrying Chinese designers, including Angel Chen! LOL)

2) Lane Crawford (if you don’t know you betta ask somebody)

3) The-MIX-PLACE (bookstore fav of Angel’s)

Angel Chen wears her own collection for SS18.
Top Banner and photo by : Nick D for precursorprints.com in Paris
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KNITWEAR SYMPHONY 2017 PART 2

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驟眼一看,沒有幾個屬於我喜歡的系列。大多數系列都與我的個人品味互相衝突,但今季正正是關於衝突的、你以為是廢物的。系列被有意地組裝成看起來很爛的感覺,那些似妓女的長靴和褻瀆的口號,破洞穿孔的服裝和態度。這就是一種我喜歡的對抗!閉幕時一間有份贊助的「長衫」公司吸引了我的眼球。他們利用了傳統的中國服裝,透過針織面料和剪裁,為舊衣服給予了新的生命。再次為所有設計師致敬及祝成功。香港有希望啦!

Continued from PT. 1

At first glance, it was hard to find collections I liked. Most collections seemed to clash with my personal taste, but this season it was all about the clash, and trash for that matter. Collections were purposefully assembled to look shoddy, there were hooker boots and profanity slogans, piercings and attitude to the clothing this season. It was a confrontation, and I liked it! The cheung sam company that sponsored and closed the show also caught my eye as they took the very traditional Chinese dress and gave it new life with knit fabrics and cut variations. Salute again and continued success designers! There is hope in HK!

Photos : Nick D for precursorprints.com
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KNITWEAR SYMPHONY 2017 PART 1

對我來說,這個Knitwear Show可能是香港貿發局主辦的Centrestage中一顆秘密的寶石吧。由HKKIDS(毛織創新及設計協會)主辦的Knitwear Symphony 最近幾屆都在香港發掘了不少有趣的人才。今季他們繼續在這個強壯蓬勃的基礎上再進一步。但似乎今次是個較小型的表演?或者可能是因為後台比以前少了近一半吧!當我們繼續深入這個屬於本地設計的秘境,幾個系列倒是有些面熟,但依然存在不少驚喜。—第二部分繼續。

To me the secret gem of HKTDC CENTERSTAGE or it’s incarnation before, is the Knitwear show. Hosted by HKKIDS (Hong Kong Knitwear Innovation and Design Society), the last few editions have produced the most interesting talent in the Fragrant Harbour. This season also continued to build on this burgeoning tradition with another strong showing. It seemed to be a smaller show? Or perhaps the backstage was half it’s previous size giving off this impression? As we have reached deeper into the local design scene, a few collections we had seen before resurface here but there were still many surprises left! PT 2 to follow…

Photos : Nick D for precursorprints.com
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SPITGAN PREMIERE : DANIEL SON “MOONSHINE MIX”

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Writer : Jordan C.

也許你以為SPITGAN就只在香港吧!實際上我們的爪牙覆蓋了世界各地,包括加拿大的多倫多。作為一個Hip-Hop的行家,我們當然盡可能接觸所有在世界各地生產出來的優質音樂。所以當最後多倫多再次冒出頭來的時候,我們十分的興奮!這邊有幾個重要的名字讓多倫多的Hip-Hop再次走出這個城市,特別一個年輕的名字- Daniel Son取得了最大的迴響。他的聲音、韻律、節奏、甚至價值觀都讓我們會想到Hip-Hop那個黃金的90年代。DS是Crate Division的其中一員,一個橫貫大陸的團隊。除了Daniel Son以外,還有多倫多的製作人Vic Grimes、來自英國的主持及製作人PhybaOptikz及製作人Giallo Point。從這個陣容便可以看得出DS的創作並不缺乏可供選擇的節奏。
而今年稍早的時候,Daniel就將Giallo一個蠻受歡迎的項目Remo Gaggi合併,經過一些加加減減以後,變成了14首最頂級作品。Moonshine Mix便是這系列中一個連貫的第一集作品。這製作是由CDVZ的團隊Grimes和Phyba專門處理,他們帶來一種業餘條件之下的自製風格及精神。 唯一的合作嘉賓是多倫多的Raspy和Blizw,及他的Brother-in-bars Recognize Ali。不過,從第一首DS的Solo Shark Fishing都很明顯知道他不需要任何幫忙。從頭聽到尾可能會像醉酒一樣,每句句子都深深地吸引著你。

While SPITGAN may be Hong Kong based, you may not know we have roots in Toronto, Canada. And as Hip-Hop connoisseurs, we try to keep abreast of scenes around the world that produce quality music. So, when TO started bubbling again recently, you know we were excited. There is a couple key names making hardbody Hip-Hop out the city, but a young blood named Daniel Son has got the biggest buzz. His voice, flow, and even values are throwbacks to the Golden Age…and he knows it. He is part of Crate Division, a transcontinental crew that includes himself and producer Vic Grimes out of TO, and emcee/producer PhybaOptikz and producer Giallo Point from the UK. So, as should be obvious from that line-up, DS has got no shortage of beats to choose from.

Earlier this year he dropped a well-received project with Giallo titled Remo Gaggi, and after a couple dope loosies and features, he’s back with another 14-track banger. Moonshine Mix is the first instalment in a series, and is served up as one continuous mix. The production is handled exclusively by CDVZ cohorts Grimes and Phyba, and they bring them bathtub gin beats. The only guests here are DS’ hometown fam Raspy and Blizz, as well as his brother-in-bars Recognize Ali. However, from the first song, Shark Fishing, which is DS solo, it’s clear dun don’t need no assists. He’s killing ’em with every verse. A full listen of this project will likely leave you inebriated…so what are you waiting for.

Moonshine Mix tracklist:

01. Shark Fishing (prod. by PhybaOptikz)
02. Rumbar f/ Blizz & Raspy (prod. by PhybaOptikz)
03. Head Of State (prod. by Vic Grimes)
04. Let It Go (prod. by Vic Grimes)
05. Through The Glass f/ Recognize Ali (prod. by Vic Grimes)
06. Buakaw (prod. by PhybaOptikz)
07. Sliding Doors (prod. by PhybaOptikz)
08. Martin Grove f/ Raspy (prod. by Vic Grimes)
09. Penthouse Views (prod. by Vic Grimes)
10. Pete Sampras (prod. by Vic Grimes)
11. Isiah Thomas (prod. by Vic Grimes)
12. Chenin Blanc f/ Raspy (prod. by Vic Grimes)
13. Chopsticks f/ PhybaOptikz (prod. by PhybaOptikz)
14. Hors D’oeuvres (prod. by Vic Grimes)

Stream link:

https://soundcloud.com/brown-bag-money/daniel-son-moonshine-mix/s-xpfBQ

Buy link:

https://brownbagmoney.bandcamp.com/album/moonshine-mix

音樂推介/TOP10EN 10.1.17. CO-D EDITION, JORDAN C.

OCTOBER TOP 10EN
Co-D Edition

099. G-Worthy (Jay Worthy, Cardo & G Perico) – Foolish

100. Big Twins x DJ Skizz f/ Chinky – Wild!

101. Ewonee f/ Sunday – Can’t Be

102. Sean Rosati – Peaceful Warrior (prod. by DirtyDiggs)

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音樂推介/TOP10EN 9.3.17. BLINDING LIGHT EDITION, JORDAN C.

SEPTEMBER TOP 10EN
Blinding Light Edition

099. Maxo Kream – 5200

100. Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire f/ Meyhem Lauren – Bebop and Rocksteady

101. Sean Rosati – H.C.W. (prod. by Xtreme)

102. JuneLyfe x SmooVth – Body Baggin’ (prod. by Clypto)

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音樂推介/TOP10EN 8.1.17. EARLY EDITION, JORDAN C.

AUGUST TOP 10EN
Early Edition

099. Dumbfounded f/ G. Soul – Water

100. Mach-Hommy – Sous Vide

101. Count Bass D f/ Snoop Dogg – Too Much Pressure

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