a glimpse of youth in bangkok's club scene



art hoes + art woes with amanda jiang

The BLOOME team had a chance to meet up with Toronto based artist Amanda Jiang, a meeting in which we discussed the woes of the Toronto art scene, Amanda's opinions on the internet's lasting influence on Generation Z, and her own personal connection to the art world. 

when she

(image via Mr Cheryl)
I was told I was a seed
That burying me would allow me to flourish
That I could not be truly destroyed
Unless through death
But I feel weaker now
Than I have

japanese notion of fashion

Japan's fashion elite, firstly inaugurated in Europe as "Hiroshima chic" or "ragged chic" representatives, have turned the notion of fashion as structured, sexy and glamorous on its head. Their vision of women, and also men, as independent, intelligent, liberated artisans has elevated their status to that of fashion legends. The sensation caused by Rei Kawakubo's Paris debut in 1981 with fellow Japanese Yohji Yamamoto, where they were presenting a fierce rebuttal to the body-conscious, sexy, silhouettes of the 1980s,  has transfixed and shocked the experts, however, within a very short period of time, this shock turned to admiration.