Cole Alexander and Ariana Papademetropoulos for #GucciGig.
Old King Cole Younger is the side project of Cole Alexander, guitarist of the garage-rock band Black Lips as well as Crush. His sound inspired Alexander’s collaboration with artist Ariana Papademetropoulos for #GucciGig to highlight Gucci Eyewear, seen on a fictional album cover and gig posters. Together they are interviewed by William Ndatira, founder of Instagram page @williamcult, to talk about their collaboration for #GucciGig.
Read more about the project: on.gucci.com/PodcastColeAlexander
Listen to Cole Alexander’s playlist on Gucci’s Spotify: on.gucci.com/PlaylistColeAlexanderGucciGig
Punk band Amyl and the Sniffers talk about their work for #GucciGig.
Australian punk band Amyl and the Sniffers like to get rowdy on stage. Their energetic performances—and tour moments—were captured by photographer Jamie Wdziekonski for the House’s digital collaborative project #GucciGig, where musicians and artists created original work to represent their live performance wearing Gucci Eyewear designed by Alessandro Michele. On a memorable day for the band, when they launched their first self-titled album in London, lead singer Amy Taylor, bass player Gus Romer, guitarist Dec Martens and drummer Bryce Wilson and Jamie talk to Hanna Hanra, the founder of Beat music magazine about #GucciGig and kicking off their European tour.
Listen to the band’s playlist ‘No Punk’ created for Gucci’s Spotify: on.gucci.com/PlaylistGucciGigAmylAndTheSniffers
Read more about the #GucciGig project: on.gucci.com/PodcastGucciGigAmylAndTheSniffers
Soul singer Curtis Harding talks music, lyrics and #GucciGig.
Seen on Instagram, the House recently launched #GucciGig: a collaborative project inviting musicians and artists to work together in representing their live performance in illustrations, photography and videos, characterized by backstage and onstage reportage, fan art and gig flyer design. Behind this original art are 12 musicians including American soul singer Curtis Harding interviewed for this episode by art critic and a writer, Antwaun Sargent. For the #GucciGig project which unites musicians with artists to create original works, photographer and drummer Matt Correia worked with the illustrator John Zabawa to create color-drenched 1960s-inspired posters that show Harding in profile rendered in purple and green—inspired by Curtis Harding’s music and style.
Listen to Curtis Harding’s #GucciGig playlist on.gucci.com/SpotifyGucciGigCurtisHarding
Read more on.gucci.com/PodcastGucciGigCurtisHarding
Experimental musician Zumi Rosow and poet Alaska Lynch discuss their collaboration for Gucci Zumi.
First seen in the Gucci Spring Summer 2019 fashion show in Paris, Zumi Rosow walked the runway carrying her namesake Gucci Zumi bag.
In this episode, writer and model Georgia Graham talks to Zumi Rosow, the inspiration and muse behind the new bag collection: Gucci Zumi. As well as making bespoke jewellery, modelling and acting, she is an experimental musician who plays the saxophone for the punk rock band The Black Lips and the musical saw for her band Crush. She is joined by Los Angeles based poet Alaska Lynch, who has written a collection of poems dedicated to her. These poems have been adapted and published in a special mini book and are featured alongside illustrations by Alex Merry of the Gucci Zumi line.
This creative duo is currently travelling the globe on the Gucci Zumi tour with Alaska performing his poetry and Zumi DJing for special events. Listen to this episode to hear about their travels and inspirations, and creative collaborations with Gucci.
Read a special interview with Zumi Rosow: on.gucci.com/GucciZumiQA_
Discover more about the handbag design: on.gucci.com/__ZumiBag
Adam Eli and MP5 on their work for CHIME FOR CHANGE, Gucci's campaign to support gender equality.
Under the banner ‘To Gather Together’ CHIME FOR CHANGE released its new campaign identity earlier this year in vivid yellow and black and white graphics created by visual artist MP5, and the first issue of the CHIME Zine, edited by community organizer and writer Adam Eli, which features model Hanne Gaby’s account of being born intersex and her campaigning to end intersex surgery on infants and children, as well as a poem written about Joan of Arc in 1429, amongst multiple other contributions from around the world. On this episode of the Gucci Podcast, Ariel Wengroff, a young Emmy-nominated executive producer and publisher whose work is focused on women’s voices, interviews Adam Eli and MP5 on their work for the new chapter of CHIME FOR CHANGE.
CHIME FOR CHANGE is a global campaign founded by Gucci in 2013 to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for gender equality.
Discover more about CHIME FOR CHANGE: on.gucci.com/ChimeforChange
Read more: on.gucci.com/ToGatherTogheter