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Editor’s Letter (2 mn)

When I think of the word Eclectic, I think of deriving the best ideas, and styles, from a broad and varied range of sources. I started Ubikwist to celebrate diversity in fashion, art, music, film, ...


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Andre Walker : Kindling The Past (8 mn)

Eclectic may have been a tailor-made word to describe a profile on Andre Walker, a lion among the cognoscenti of design. He is a much revered talent, renowned and oft-profiled, copied and reference...


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Amma Asante : Rise To Represent (13 mn)

Slave. Maid. Freedom fighter. Entertainer. Long-suffering wife. These are the archetypes of Black women who have existed throughout history, if cinema is your guide. And, even then, Black women ar...


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Renegades (1 mn)

Oraine wears vintage top hat 1920’s bespoke waistcoat and 1910 trousers supplied by Stock Vintage Antique Folk Art replica firearms supplied by Stock Vintage rings by Dawit Admasu. Michelle wears ...


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Unwound coil (1 mn)

Yvens wears jacket, shirt and cap by KTZ trousers and boots by Off White Yohan wears jacket by Philipp Plein T-shirt and shorts by Y3, boots and socks by KTZ Yohan wears hooded top by Rick Owens ...


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Halves knot (1 mn)

Alysha wears coat and trousers by Y’s top and belt by Somarta Sasha wears coat and dress by Y’s shirt by Sacai, brief panties by Toga Alysha wears top and skirt by Costume National Sasha wears coa...


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Carlos aponte : Draw! draw! draw! (10 mn)

The eye allows us to see and interpret shapes, colors, and dimensions of objects in the world by processing the light they reflect or emit. When does this physical chain of events push past the mec...


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Phoebe Collings-James : Other Than Another (14 mn)

Thinker, tinkerer, womanist. The multidisciplinary artist, Phoebe Collings-James carries the surnames of both her parents, a Jamaican man and a British woman. Her artifacts are about vessels and vo...


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Water Spirit : Georgie Badiel (8 mn)

An article taken from issue #6 of  UBIKWIST . On the catwalk, Georgie Badiel is fierce! Her signature strut, sleek physique, striking looks, and spirited presence leaves an unforgettable impressio...


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The alchemist (23 mn)

Admix Steven Tate It would be easy to call Judy Blame an icon. But it would be inaccurate. Firstly, because he was an iconoclast: turning established style totems on their heads and refashioning t...


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Indya Moore : Letter To My 13-Year-Old Self (6 mn)

Dear Indya, Congratulations on your upcoming TV show, Pose, and your movie Saturday Church – you deserve it. How are you? I know, you feel stressed and annoyed. The constant need to explain yours...


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Mutale Kanyanta : Support Locale (9 mn)

It’s date night with Mutale Chanda-Luo Kanyanta, the charming London native of Zambian descent. Here’s how he does it – it’s all about food, but first an intense drama at the theatre, then off to a...


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Melvin Van Peebles : Confessions Of A Baadasssss Mind (29 mn)

ACT I: AT MY AGE, IT’S OKAY “Anybody who wants to fuck with you – no problem. Send them to me,” said the suave, elderly gentleman less than 5 minutes after I met him at George Nelson Preston’s Har...


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Pascale Kutner : Modèle Artiste (9 mn)

The model is usually the focus of the picture, whether it’s a painting or a photograph. But former model Pascale Kutner decided to flip that perspective, going from being the subject to being the c...


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Isaach De Bankolé : 100% Noir (12 mn)

You were born in the Ivory Coast, educated in Paris – but you’ve called New York home for more than two decades. How did you come to America? In 1996, my friend AJ called me up and said, “I know I...


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Dread Scott : Free Radical (24 mn)

When I got the assignment to interview and write an article on the artist Dread Scott, I had a vague idea of who he is. It wasn’t until I started doing my research that I realized the depth and br...


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The Jack Moves : Finding The Originals (13 mn)

The Jack Moves are playing on my car stereo as I drive for miles up the Pacific Coast Highway with no particular destination in mind. There’s something about a good soul tune, where the lead singe...


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Uncommon Scents (1 mn)

THE SUCCESS STORY CONTINUES The ultimate flanker-gone-superhit tale, Coco Mademoiselle makes news again this spring in a new guise: Coco Mademoiselle Parfum Intense. 17 years after Jacques Polge cr...