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August 8, 2016

Generations Of Culture


On this episode, Jey Perie returns to the studio to share his story of the almost mythological streetwear designer Barnzley Armitage, who Jey had the pleasure of interviewing earlier this year for a special Culture Crush story. They discussed the '80's London club scene and how streetwear was organically grown out of a back and forth between kids trying to outdo each other in terms of being in the know. It wasn't fashion, it wasn't even a business, yet. With excerpts from the original interview, we talk about the way style evolved in the scene before there was the hyper communication we live with now. In fact, according to Barnzley, at the time, clubs were the internet.

All of this talk of generations reminds both Jey and me that we are from this generation in between, the one no-one really pays attention to, the "x generation." That allows us to speak to both as we try to make sense of the world and how so much has changed, in terms of relationships between music, fashion, media, and the world this new generation was left to make their mark in. 

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