Its well over ten years ago that I started to investigate the idea of evolving the classic British workwear jacket & over a few seasons from around 2001-2007 6876 played with the composition,detailing and fabrication.
We moved from 100% natural fibres,garment dyes and eventually to proofed cotton before the genre subsided until there was a version in our Cashca collaboration more recently.
Still I felt there was something else that I wanted to achieve which was a summer version that was very lightweight, yet robust and with good technical capabilities. This all came together when I sourced a fabric from a regular and progressive supplier ;FOV in Sweden well known for supplying many of the premium technical brands.
Kenneth Mackenzie February 2018
The Craigowl jacket with large full front lower pockets and one envelope entry chest pocket.
Modern Studies staple jacket manufactured in 100% Italian Polyamide twill fabric with a DWR finish.
Storm cuffs and pockets, extended back neck flap and drawstring cord at the waist.
Lampo two-way centre front zip and 6876 Woodcut graphic chest print
When I designed this jacket in 2003 the idea behind it was to provide within the silhouette of a raincoat type jacket a more accessible and casual type of garment by utilising a classic Harrington and exaggerating its size.
Guy Debord’s conceptualization of post-war ‘golden age’ capitalism as ‘the Spectacle’ found an immediate audience in the 1960s and seems no less relevant in the intensely mediated self-surveillance culture of today.
These faces are taken from an image of a crowd during a stand-off with riot police in Paris, May 1968 and were used as the basis of a series of mirrors I produced between 2009 and 2013. As t-shirts they return to the streets for 2018.
Collaboration with Artist Michael Wilkinson which utilises work from his book 1979 and an exhibition where the images were represented large scale on mirrors titled “Lions after Slumber” at an exhibition in Shanghai.
In 1995 Six Eight Seven Six was launched citing the Situationist International’s ethos, student activism in Europe, The USA,Japan & the year zero explosion that was punk rock. 50 years later we are returning to Paris after a long hiatus to present our capsule Modern Studies range and after numerous requests we have decided to commemorate this anniversary with a product.
This time we’ve dispensed with the now familiar imagery that represents 68 and have produced a T-shirt with words and true to the Situationist spirit presented it in the style of a Band Tour T-shirt .
What can the revolutionary movement do today?
What is it turning into in the hands of the parties and the Unions ?
What does it want?
The Realisation of a classless society through the power of the workers councils.
The glasgow branch of the Forth and clyde effectively feigns a right after the Majesty of Maryhill locks at Stockingfield junction, forking left at the junction you head to Edinburgh joining the union canal or you stay on the Forth and Clyde to the Kelpies and Grangemouth basin, were it meets the River Forth.
The Glasgow branch was long the scene of heavy industrialisation, visable signs all the way into the city centre at speirs wharf Port Dundas,were as now the wharehouses and Mills are home to the creative and arts industries,IT and toasted bagels, the last bastion of a bygone era can still be found on the shores of Firhill basin.
Firhill stadium home to Glasgows sleeping Football Giant Patrick Thistle since 1909,relocated from the shores of the clyde in Patrick.
Firhill 23-01-2018 : Patrick Thistle V Glasgow Celtic
Our classic 6876 Woodcut font given a stencil treatment and printed black on black. (slight sheen effect)
Released on Black Friday to be sold at Full price, no discounts and no concession to a pointless exercise by the large corporate companies that sell and produce products that ultimately have a built in margin to be able to create these false incentives