@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.
FASHION: THE TOMMY X ZENDAYA SEE-NOW-BUY-NOW COLLABORATION SHOWED DURING PARIS FASHION WEEK THIS LAST WEEKEND, AND THE CAST WAS A CELEBRATION AND TRIBUTE TO BLACK MODELS. WATCH THE SHOW HERE:
ART: "THE ANTHROPOPHAGIC EFFECT", IS AN EXHIBITION AT THE NEW MUSEUM IN NEW YORK CITY, BY MULTIMEDIA ARTIST JEFFREY GIBSON. THE COLLECTIVE EXPLORES THE MATERIAL HISTORIES AND FUTURES OF SEVERAL INDIGENOUS HANDCRAFT TECHNIQUES AND AESTHETICS. THIS INCLUDES THE "SOUTHEASTERN RIVER CANE BASKET WEAVING, ALGONQUIAN BIRCH BARK BITING, AND PORCUPINE QUILLWORK, AS PRACTICED BY MANY TRIBES ACROSS THIS LAND LONG BEFORE EUROPEAN SETTLERS ARRIVED."
THE EXHIBIT NAME REFERENCES THE THEORIES OF OSWALD DE ANDRADE'S 1928 "ANTHROPOPHAGIC MANIFESTO", WHERE GIBSON RELAYS THAT INDIGENOUS WORKS HAVE "HISTORICALLY BEEN USED TO SIGNIFY IDENTITY, TELL STORIES, DESCRIBE PLACE, AND MARK CULTURAL SPECIFICITY." GIBSON ENGAGES IN THE MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES TO EXPLAIN A MODERN NARRATIVE THAT ADDRESS THE PAST. FOR EXAMPLE, HE HAS CREATED GARMENTS THAT WILL COME TO LIFE THROUGH CULTURAL PERFORMANCES.
SCREENSHOT OF EXHBIT COURTESY OF NEW MUSEUM AND JEFFERY GIBSON
MUSIC: DURING THE WEEKEND, SOMEONE UNDER THE NAME "FENTY FANTASIA" RELEASED AN UNAUTHORIZED COMPILATION OF RIHANNA'S UNPUBLISHED SONGS AND DEMOS, OF WHICH ALBUM IS DUBBED "ANGEL". IT EVEN EARNED A #67 SPOT OF ITUNES WORLDWIDE, BEFORE THE PLATFORM PULLED THE MUSIC.
CULTURE: STREETWEAR DESIGNER MIKE CHERMAN, DESIGNED THE "CALI-0 DRIVE-THRU" AND "CALIFORNIA DRIVE-THRU" SHOES IN COLLABORATION WITH PUMA. FROM THE LAUNCH OF THE SHOES IN FEBRUARY, 2019, PUMA HAD POSTED THREE BURGER-THEMED CLIPS ON THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS, TO PROMOTE THE SHOES AND THE CALIFORNIA LIFESTYLE. THE FAST FOOD CHAIN, IN-N-OUT FILED A TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT LAW SUIT, CLAIMING PUMA HAS MARKETED THE SHOES IN CONNECTION WITH BURGERS AND OTHER ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR ICONIC COLOR BRANDING.
LIFESTYLE: LAUREN JAUREGUI RELEASE HER FIRST ROUND OF MERCHANDISE FOR FANS. BOTH THE WHITE TOP AND BLACK CROP TOP ARE $30. WHILE THE PULLOVER HOODIE IS $50 AND THE ZIP CROP HOODIE AND JOGGERS ARE BOTH $58.
IMAGES COURTESY OF LAUREN JAUREGUI
Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE,
a poet and freelance fashion writer, photographer and 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 of 25 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 degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, from commercial retail management to corporate level ghost writing. Now - he the poet - T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent launch of the urban California lifestyle based fashion-art movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.