@ITEM.HEADLINES IS A DAILY REFLECTION TIMELINE OF THE MOST VIRAL TOPICS HAPPENING IN THIS EXACT MOMENT; WHICH COVERS THE SCOPE OF FASHION, ART, MUSIC, CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE.
DESIGNER, REI KAWAKUBO (THE CREATOR OF COMME DES GARÇONS AND DOVER STREET MARKET), WAS SELECTED BY THE NOGUCHI MUSEUM AS THIS YEAR’S RECIPIENT OF THE ISAMU NOGUCHI AWARD. THE NAMESAKE MUSEUM AWARD TITLE COMES FROM THE JAPANESE AMERICAN ARTIST AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, AND IS GIVEN TO CREATIVES THAT “SHARE ISAMU NOGUCHI’S SPIRIT OF INNOVATION, GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS, AND COMMITMENT TO EAST/WEST CULTURAL EXCHANGE.”
BOSTON’S MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OPENED AN EXHIBITION THIS WEEK, BY THE NAME “GENDER BENDING FASHION”, AND IT WILL RUN CONTINUOUSLY UNTIL AUGUST 25. AS IT IS DESCRIBED AS “A CENTURY OF HAUTE COUTURE AND READY-TO-WEAR FASHION THAT HAS CHALLENGED RIGID, BINARY DEFINITIONS OF DRESS.” THE EXHIBIT EXAMINES NEARLY 70 WORKS OR ART THAT ARE COMPRISED OF MIXED-MEDIAS: PAINTINGS, RECORD COVERS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND GARMENTS. THE COLLECTIVE ALSO PAYS HOMAGE TO THE CELEBRITIES THAT HAVE DEFINITIVELY PLAYED WITH THE IDEA OF GENDERLESS FASHION EXPRESSION, SUCH AS DAVID BOWIE, JANELLE MONÁE, AND EVEN, YOUNG THUG.
ALESSANDRO TRINCONE, DRESS, “ANNODAMI” COLLECTION, SPRING/SUMMER 2017. PHOTOGRAPH BY GIOCONDA AND AUGUST. COURTESY OF BOSTON’S MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
ACCORDING TO WE THE BEST MUSIC GROUP/EPIC RECORDS, “FATHER OF ASAHD” WILL BE DJ KHALED’S 11TH BODY OF WORK AND COMES OUT MAY 17, 2019. FEATURED COLLABORATIONS COULD INCLUDE THE LIKES OF: J BALVIN, CARDI B, TRAVIS SCOTT, BRYSON TILLER AND MANY MORE.
CARDI B FILED PAPERWORK AT THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE TO TRADEMARK HER CATCHPHRASE "OKURRR” FOR MERCHANDISING PURPOSES.
ACCORDING TO FINDINGS FROM A RESEARCH REPORT BY THREDUP, THE UNITED STATES INTEREST IN CONSUMING USED FASHION VERSUS NEWLY PRODUCED GARMENTS, IS RAPIDLY INCREASING. THE SECOND HAD FASHION MARKET IS PROJECTED TO INCREASE FROM $24 BILLION (IN 2018) TO $64 BILLION BY 2028. THAT IS IN COMPARISON TO THE NOW NEARLY $35 BILLION FAST-FASHION US INDUSTRY, GROWING TO AROUND $44 BILLION IN THE NEXT DECADE. IN OTHER WORDS, THAT’S APPROXIMATELY $40 BILLION IN GROWTH FOR THE SECOND-HAD APPAREL AND ONLY A $11 BILLION INCREASE FOR FAST-FASHION, OVER THE NEXT TEN YEAR SPAN.
Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE. His primary goal as a Fashion Creative, is to document fashion history in the streetwear and art sector.
From the lens of an abstract visual content producer, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University; where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column for The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University – And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early – Bringing him to four design oriented degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art of the few, to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for just over a decade, from commercial retail visual management to corporate level ghost writing and consulting. Now, in this exact moment, T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent urban California lifestyle based fashion movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.