Stylist Judy Blame was part of Ray Petri’s hugely influential Buffalo movement, whose stark androgynous imagery defined late 80s/ early 90s London style and was recently rediscovered (and then seemingly forgotten again) by Nu Ravers.
Judy Blame created looks for Neneh Cherry amongst others, and has since then worked as creative consultant for Dior and Comme des Garçcons. He designs his own line which is available from Dover Street Market.
His new collaboration with Dave Baby is called London Bollocks (rude!) and is available only through Do Be Do. The range consists of t-shirts which bear post-punk statements like “War is stupid” or “No more suicides”.
I’m not completely convinced I get this Bad Penny T-shirt, but I like it nonetheless.
The front shows a magpie collecting shiny objects in a nest made from a gold chain whereas the back shows a bad penny. It’s perhaps a tongue-in-cheek statement about Judy Blame’s career – he does seem to turn up everywhere and much of his most recent work includes a huge variety of found objects collected with a megalomaniac’s zeal. Or perhaps there’s another explanation. Still, it’s pretty cool and I want one.