Sunday, May 16, 2010

Brandazza cycling-inspired fashion show

Manuel Brandazza is a designer from Argentina. This was sort of a comeback show for him because he quitted making clothes about five years ago. The show was done at Parque Thays, a big park near Retiro station that hosts a huge Botero sculpture of a naked torso, which added a classic and strangely decadent feel to the show. As you see, the clothes mix very different fabrics and textures and feature geometric and symmetric designs that often resolve in sort of a demonic face from a manga hell. It's astronaut chic with tribal designs: the kind of clothes that the musicians from the Sun Ra Arkestra or the characters in a science fiction utopia would wear. All Brandazza clothes have an otherworldly quality to them. This collection was inspired by cycling. These are vintage/future/alien cycling and living clothes.

Before the show...
My girlfriend Ana got the best dress!

The show


Then, ambient pop artist Aldo Benítez played some tunes. Just him, his mic and his boom box...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Another fourteen songs about cycling

Mogwai Superheroes of BMX

múm Slow bicycle

Red Hot Chili Peppers Bicycle Song

Brian Wilson Roll, Plymouth Rock

XTC Season Cycle

Madness Riding on my bike

Luka Bloom Acoustic Motorbike

Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine

Autechre Bike

Alain Bashung L’arrivée du Tour

Belle & Sebastian The Fox in the snow

Clouddead Bike, Part 1

Danny Elfman Park Ride from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure OST

Lisa Germano Riding my bike

Sunday, May 9, 2010

BA cycling

Very bad video (shot by myself) that shows the basics about cycling in Buenos Aires. In a nutshell: lots of cars (some illegally parked), no other cyclist in sight, no bike lane and not a single driver that even remotely considers the possibility of a bicycle approaching their car.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Critical Mass: May ride

I wasn't there this time. My girlfriend Ana took the picture. There were almost 400 hundred bikes. she says.