Soul singer Curtis Harding talks music, lyrics and #GucciGig.
Seen on Instagram, the House recently launched #GucciGig: a collaborative project inviting musicians and artists to work together in representing their live performance in illustrations, photography and videos, characterized by backstage and onstage reportage, fan art and gig flyer design. Behind this original art are 12 musicians including American soul singer Curtis Harding interviewed for this episode by art critic and a writer, Antwaun Sargent. For the #GucciGig project which unites musicians with artists to create original works, photographer and drummer Matt Correia worked with the illustrator John Zabawa to create color-drenched 1960s-inspired posters that show Harding in profile rendered in purple and green—inspired by Curtis Harding’s music and style.
Listen to Curtis Harding’s #GucciGig playlist on.gucci.com/SpotifyGucciGigCurtisHarding
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Experimental musician Zumi Rosow and poet Alaska Lynch discuss their collaboration for Gucci Zumi.
First seen in the Gucci Spring Summer 2019 fashion show in Paris, Zumi Rosow walked the runway carrying her namesake Gucci Zumi bag.
In this episode, writer and model Georgia Graham talks to Zumi Rosow, the inspiration and muse behind the new bag collection: Gucci Zumi. As well as making bespoke jewellery, modelling and acting, she is an experimental musician who plays the saxophone for the punk rock band The Black Lips and the musical saw for her band Crush. She is joined by Los Angeles based poet Alaska Lynch, who has written a collection of poems dedicated to her. These poems have been adapted and published in a special mini book and are featured alongside illustrations by Alex Merry of the Gucci Zumi line.
This creative duo is currently travelling the globe on the Gucci Zumi tour with Alaska performing his poetry and Zumi DJing for special events. Listen to this episode to hear about their travels and inspirations, and creative collaborations with Gucci.
Read a special interview with Zumi Rosow: on.gucci.com/GucciZumiQA_
Discover more about the handbag design: on.gucci.com/__ZumiBag
Adam Eli and MP5 on their work for CHIME FOR CHANGE, Gucci's campaign to support gender equality.
Under the banner ‘To Gather Together’ CHIME FOR CHANGE released its new campaign identity earlier this year in vivid yellow and black and white graphics created by visual artist MP5, and the first issue of the CHIME Zine, edited by community organizer and writer Adam Eli, which features model Hanne Gaby’s account of being born intersex and her campaigning to end intersex surgery on infants and children, as well as a poem written about Joan of Arc in 1429, amongst multiple other contributions from around the world. On this episode of the Gucci Podcast, Ariel Wengroff, a young Emmy-nominated executive producer and publisher whose work is focused on women’s voices, interviews Adam Eli and MP5 on their work for the new chapter of CHIME FOR CHANGE.
CHIME FOR CHANGE is a global campaign founded by Gucci in 2013 to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for gender equality.
Discover more about CHIME FOR CHANGE: on.gucci.com/ChimeforChange
Read more: on.gucci.com/ToGatherTogheter
Jenn Nkiru on ‘Black to Techno,’ the fourth film in collaboration with Frieze.
Exploring the radical musical movement that originated in Detroit in the 80s, Jenn Nkiru’s ‘Black to Techno’ documentary opens with a series of vignettes of long-forgotten archive film paired with original shot footage. The film explores the roles played by history, technology, geography and race that lead to the creation and emergence of techno as a sound in an industrial birthplace city.
In this episode of the Gucci Podcast, artist and filmmaker Jenn Nkiru talks to Frieze Studio’s Senior Editor Matthew McLean about ‘Black to Techno’, the fourth and final film commissioned as part of the Frieze and Gucci ‘Second Summer of Love’ series.
‘Black to Techno’ screens alongside the first three films of the series directed by Wu Tsang, Josh Blaaberg and Jeremy Deller at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 17th.
Discover more on: on.gucci.com/_FriezeTechnoMusic
Florence Welch talks about her poetry book in a new episode to introduce Gucci Wooster Bookstore.
In this episode, Florence Welch talks about ‘Useless Magic: Lyrics and Poetry’, her first book which is available at the new Gucci Wooster Bookstore, with a special edition cover designed by Alessandro Michele. Together with writer and poet Yrsa Daley-Ward, the singer songwriter talks about the craft of writing poetry and lyrics.
The episode continues with an introduction to the recently opened Gucci Wooster Bookstore and its curator David Strettell—owner and founder of Dashwood Books—who is interviewed by journalist Alix Brown. The two discuss talents who have collaborated with the House, including Petra Collins, Ari Marcopoulos, Ryan McGinley and Florence Welch—whose works are available on the Bookstore’s shelves alongside 2000 curious, rare and inspiring titles.
Read more about Gucci Wooster: on.gucci.com/_63Wooster_
Discover more about the Wooster Bookstore: on.gucci.com/GucciWoosterBookstore
Each episode of the series features the voices who are collaborating with creative director Alessandro Michele and an insight into the eclectic narrative, inspiration and vision of the Florentine fashion House founded in 1921.
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