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The Eighties are Back: Boy George is Dior Homme’s New Face

The Eighties are definitely one of the main Spring/Summer 2017 fashion trends. Boy George, the androgynous music icon of that decade, is the star chosen as the image of Dior Homme’s Spring 17 ad campaign. Along with Mr. Robot actor Rami Malek, rapper A$AP Rocky and model Ernest Klimko (other emblematic figures from the worlds of cinema, music and fashion), Boy George has been immortalised by photographer Willy Vanderperre.

Boy George’s take on fashion and life has always been different. Well known for his gender-bending take, he has been a designers’ muse for a long time, as well as Dior Homme’s Creative Director Kris Van Assche’s childhood hero. ‘I really tried to translate what I think Dior Homme is right now. It’s about music, it’s about cinema, it’s about fashion… Boy George, when I was a kid, was one of the first to have this message about difference being okay; he was such a major influence on my generation. That idea of freedom and being a rebel – which he still is – is really something that has stayed with me’, Van Assche commented.

The New Romantic icon mixes tailoring, raw-edge hamesses and badges in his own unique style, unchanged since the former head of Culture Club lit up the night at the Blitz Club.

Rakim Mayers, aka A$AP Rocky, is not new to the brand, as he has already appeared in Dior Homme’s Fall 16 campaign. Unlike Boy George and Malek’s photos, shot in the studio, he has been photographed in the streets of Paris, the perfect setting for this prominent rap artist, wearing this season’s dark floral patchwork by Japanese artist, Toru Kamei.

For the handsome Mr Robot actor, Rami Malek, this campaign marks his debut at a major fashion gig. He offers a cinematic edge to the series, pictured in a sequence of colour studio portraits featuring artisanal eyelet and lace-up outerwear pieces. Finally, images of model Ernest Klimko complete the portfolio with a direct visual link to the funfair scenography of the runway show, representing the radical fashion vision of Kris Van Assche for Dior Homme that balances heritage and tailoring savoir-faire with a utopian sense of refined grunge.

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Super Sharp: The First Instalment of ‘RTRN II JUNGLE’

Regular readers of SEEN will know what fans we are of the Fashion Space Gallery at the London College of Fashion in John Prince’s Street. It’s a place where it is possible to gauge current cultural attitudes as they happen. ‘Super Sharp’ is the first in a series of exhibitions and events exploring the style, sound and Rave Culture in the nineties. It starts on Thursday 1st February and runs until Saturday 21st April 2018.

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Burns Night: Whisky 101 at The Gallery 

Celebrating Burns Night without whisky is nothing short of sacrilege. Where better then to honour Scotland’s greatest poet than at The Gallery in West Hampstead, which has become renowned for its dual fascinations – whisky and beer. Here’s a Short Epigram on Parting with a Kind Host in the Highlands penned by Burns himself: When death’s …

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David Ramirez Releases ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’ and Plays St Pancras Old Church

David Ramirez has announced details of his new album We’re Not Going Anywhere, set for UK commercial release via Thirty Tigers on January 12th, 2018. Produced by Sam Kassirer, the album finds Ramirez painting a vividly imagined picture of contemporary America through the songwriter’s own perspective of having dual American and Mexican heritage. It follows …