Vintage-style: From Petaluma to Yokohama
Nick ClementsFounder and Editor-in-Chief of Men’s File, Clutch Magazine
Domenica 9 Settembre
Ore 16.00 – 17.00
Sala Future Piano 00
Moving from California’s car culture of the 1970s to the Japanese replica clothing market of the 1990s and on to the Northern Soul revival of the 2000s the cultural historian explores most of the paths that have led us to what is known today as vintage-style.
Founder and current editor-in-chief of Tokyo based Men’s File – probably the world’s biggest selling retro-style magazine – Nick Clements has been totally immersed in mid-century revival and reenactment since the late 1970s. A fashion photographer for over 25 years, Nick worked for many of the leading men’s fashion publications such as Arena, Esquire, GQ, L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue Hommes and L’Officiel Hommes (to name but a few) and blended his private interest in all things 1940s and 50s with contemporary clothing and imagery. This melding of the old and the new is a central tenet of Nick’s own unique photographic handwriting. Since starting Men’s File in 2008 Nick has completed a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) at London’ Royal College of Art on the subject of revival subcultures and their influence on contemporary men’s fashion. Apart from Men’s File he also publishes an academic journal of his writing and photography called The Unseen Scene under the name of The Subcultural Pamphleteer.