The Importance of Retro Pop Culture in Alessandro Michele’s Gucci

When Alessandro Michele took the lead of Gucci in the dramatic days of January 2014 an unexpected radical change was in sight for the Italian luxury fashion brand. Within less than three years Gucci would have become one of the leading and most talked-about fashion brands around and Michele the most influential Italian person in the…

Braniff Airlines Jet Age Style by Emilio Pucci

In days of packed aircrafts with no living space if you are taller than 5ft, passengers in tracksuits trousers and flip flops and undistinguished flight attendants uniforms, is well-worth to step back to civilisation and take a look at Emilio Pucci uniform designs for Braniff International Airlines. Everything started with jazz – what else does…

INTERVIEW: Yassassin @ Acid Box Alternative Escape

In days of uncertainty for British underground music, Yassassin – with their blend of punk impetuousness, 60s garage and flawless outfits – are one the best live bands around. I meet the London all-girl band in a Brighton Youth Centre dressing room, turned into a backstage for Acid Box Kemptown Massacre Alternative Escape festival –…

Guide to the Popcorn Look

Follow The Sir’s Corner tips to look flawless when going to a Popcorn night or just digging for some records. With its elusive nature and mass-public appeal Popcorn has never had a specific dresscode despite having many traits which could define the scene a subculture. Since the UK mod scene and soul lovers started to…

Do the Popcorn- How Belgium Saved Black Music Part 3: The Style

Music and clothes have always been linked in subcultural scenes, but Popcorn, with its elusive essence and down-to-earth simplicity, can bring tailored suits and ’80s synthetic tracksuits on the same dancefloor. Before 2000-2004 few had heard about popcorn outside Belgium. The work of labels such as Mojo Records (US) and Soulful Torino (IT) and club…

The Sir’s Corner Radio #23 Playlist

THE SIR’S CORNER RADIO #23 PLAYLIST: ~ Intro: The Mohawks- Beat Me ‘Till I’m Blue (1968, Pama) ~ Joe Cuba Sextet- Bang Bang (Tico, 1965) ~ Jerry O- Karate-Boo-Ga-Loo (1966, Shout) ~ Leonard Nimoy- Music to Watch Space Girls By (1967, Dot records) ~ The Underground Set- Arcipelago (1970, Radio Records) ~ The Free Pop…

The Sir’s Corner Radio #22

THE SIR’S CORNER RADIO #22 PLAYLIST: ~ Intro: The Mohawks- Beat Me ‘Till I’m Blue (1968, Pama) ~ Buddy Holly- Well… All Right (1958, Coral) ~ Group Axis- Not Fade Away (1969, Atco) ~ The Todds- I Want Her Back (1967, Toddlin’ Town Records) ~ The Third Bardo- I’m Five Years Ahead of My Time…

Space is the Place- Interview with Cosmic Strip

Cosmic Strip with their blend of space themes, ‘60s French pop and ‘90s psych topped with flawless aesthetic are one of the most promising next big things. The Sir’s Corner had a chat with singer and guitarist Camella Agabalyan. What I really like about Cosmic Strip is the name. Catchy, entangling and catapulting you in…

ReDiscover Nino Ferrer and the lost years of Europe RnB maverick

Cherished by connoisseurs on RnB dancefloors as well as by prog geeks, Nino Ferrer has been one of Europe’s most gifted musicians across the ‘60s and the ‘70s. Turin musicteller Federico Sacchi has decided that time has come to give justice to the too often limited view of his figure through the cross-platform project ReDiscovery, which debuts in theatre this week.