RWD Issue 147: May 2014 (w/ Joel Compass, Raleigh Ritchie, Jacob Banks & Javeon)
Style. It’s a big part of our lives, whether we care to admit it or not, no one really says when it’s going right but you’re sure to know when its gone hella wrong. Sticking with style and as always supporting the emerging faces in music, we thought we’d delve into the wave of soul infused UK acts all offering up their own individual take on the genre. Jacob Banks, Raleigh Ritchie, Javeon and Joel Compass are the new generation set to usher in an entirely fresh age of the homegrown music scene.
We also point out who really is #ReadyForAnything speaking to rising illustrator Will Prince who has been embraced across the pond for his artwork, while NYC trio Ratking are breaking down musical barriers with their experimental outlook in About To Blow. This being the style issue it was the perfect time to re-introduce our grooming page as Reggie Yates schools us on the importance of a decent barber and looking after yourself, because time waits for no man.
Our extended style guide gives you the low down on all the trends worth knowing about, from stripes and pastels to patterns as broken down by leaders in the print field HYPE. DOPE talk monochrome, the King of Footwear Ronnie Fieg assesses his latest collab with PUMA, Piff Gang’s Nick Bam shares his love for bucket hats and streetwear guru Greg Weinstein cherry picks the best collaborations you can cop.
You’ll also notice we found time to head to the slopes for Snowbombing Festival, hear why A$AP Ferg loves his boxers and allowed contributor Matt Tarr to question whether grime has gone out of style? We say never!