Dressers Book Launch

Another good night at our soho store was had by all for the launch of Dressers. Beer and ribs were on tap again and it was nice to see a few old faces .

The book is a social history of young working-class youth culture, covering from the early 1980s on the football terraces through to the dance floors of later that decade and charting the route from Italian sportswear to baggy rave gear – all placed against the backdrop of a small steel-working town 10 miles outside Glasgow … It chronicles the rise of one of Scotland’s original football casual groups, pioneering the fashion that was to become central to the Saturday afternoon fracas in town centres and at football grounds all over Scotland. Some of these exploits (out of a collection of literally hundreds) are well documented within the book, with photographs and words telling the real story behind the newspaper headlines. In the 1990s, as getting arrested every Saturday afternoon began to lose its appeal, football took a back seat as Scotland’s rave and club culture exploded with the introduction of ‘that pill’. This was then followed in the new millennium by a new generation taking up the mantle that had been set in the early eighties. Enjoy the read. Two years in the making, 3 nervous breakdowns, 25 personal accounts of featured events, over 200 pages in full fucking colour (never been done before), 45 fashion pages, over 500 photographs, 75 designer labels, umpteen spelling mistakes, 25 scrapbook pages, 78 pairs of training shoes, 8000 shapes thrown on the dancefloor and so much raving your adidas Gazelles had holes in them……..

Berlin Party July 2012

Just got back from another hectic tradeshow week in Berlin. This year we moved our anual party to Suicide Circus as these parties keep getting bigger every year. Over 1000 people came through the doors with many disappointed people getting turned away again. (i said to turn up earlier).

Oliver Duetchmann from  Panorama Bar and Matt Owen and Clare James from Cardiff rocked the terrace and indoor rooms alongside the Wasted German Youth Djs.

We left at 10am and the party was still going strong. Hope to see you next year fo more fun.

Vespa Chair

Spanish design studio bel&bel has designed the ‘vespa seat’ which is made of original pieces upcycled from the famous piaggio scooter. using the front shield of the vespa, they have developed a limited edition rotating chair. The traditional character of the seat is upholstered in leather and has a strong internal structure and hydraulic piston for height regulation.

Weekend Offender x Nicola Parsons Art Exhibition

Before you think we’ve turned into a bunch of air kissing ponses we’ve not!

A good artist friend of ours, Nicola Parsons likes painting famous people and we think she’s pretty decent!

 She wanted to get her name out there a bit and we were planning a party in the shop anyway, so we joined forces and that was that – we had ourselves a nice little art exhibition!

Bodeans supplied the food again and the booze was free which kept the road nice and blocked all night.

Apart from a few scum bags we had to turf out the turn out was good with some familiar faces like Cas Pannant and Paul Gallagher getting stuck into the pork ribs
and buying art?!?!

We’ve got loads more happening at the shop so we’ll give you the heads up with dates and info soon!

http://nicolaparsons.com/gallery.php

Check out the shop – 19 D’arblay St Soho London.

Berlin Calling

Not long now until our anual summer party in Berlin. This year we have joined forces with cult Berlin label , Wasted German Youth and club promtors , Well Done!.

The party will be at Suicide Circus on Wednesday 4th July. 8pm – 11am.

After last years success this should be a big one.

Message us at sam@weekendoffender.com for passes.