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LFW 09 – Studio 805 – Plastic wet dreams

Fashion Scout, London

Written by Satu Fox

Last week Co-mutiny was held in Bristol, hospital visit people converged from around the country to attend the week long event. Workshops, order skills shares and direct action were on the timetable and there was plenty to keep an activist engaged. Climate justice, drugs financial collapse and autonomous spaces were some of the themes on the agenda.

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The convergence space was an impressive Cathedral, it had a series of passages, cavernous halls and darkened rooms perfect for the event. There was space for people to sleep, a kitchen which kept a daily supply of skipped food, never before have I been able to eat as many Waitrose Glace cherries as I wanted. Even an ingenious temporary boiler system kept us supplied with hot water.
The walls were covered in a an array of murals, messages, late night graffiti rambles as well as banners and posters which helped to give the feeling of an even bigger cultural shift from the by-gone cathedral. I slept in a room that was previously decorated by a theater company, quite an experience to wake up with a huge blue mural sky, indoors. As much an art gallery as a convergence space, although walking around Bristol it is apparent that this is the norm in the city. In the Montpelier area you are faced with an amazing mural or a graf piece at every corner.

CM2

Throughout the week a fair amount of time was put into making banners and props for the planned action on the Saturday, the pirate ship built onto a shopping trolley was really impressive and got a lot of attention especially wheeling or careering it around the city streets, a lot of bemused university freshers that day.

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The week culminated on the weekend with a carnivalesque tour of the city to repossess the banks, there was a range of costumes and masks, from anarchist nuns, animals, pirates and general carnival attire.

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The plan was to take a whirlwind tour of the banks and offices, and to cause general havoc around the streets of Bristol. We hit the first bank and although a few people got into the lobby we were repelled by the police.

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Custard pies were thrown and a vicious cat and mice game incurred with the police jumping on a few people. When we tried to help out everyone piled in, including the police horses, yeah good plan who’s ever idea that was. Arrests made and we moved on to the next target, faces from the offices peered from above, fear – no, more like general interest on their faces, anything to take them away from their spreadsheet day lives. Big up to the guy who glued himself across the front doors of bank trapping the bankers in at lunch time.

CM7

Along the route we kept up constant outreach to onlookers and passers by who gave mostly positive feedback and promised to look into the ethical bank, Triados, rather than the high street banks. It was a shame to see that most people were aware of the banks investing into things like the arms trade and climate chaos, but finding it hard to switch across. Wether too much effort or the banks trapping them in loans, morgages and interest rates.

CM8

The day progressed, unfortunately we seemed to loose momentum as we rambled on to the 10th bank and although a few people spoke up it was a bit demoralising having no energy to effectively or even metaphorically ‘repossess’ the banks. The outreach seemed effective though and it was good to get back to the Cathedral at the end of the long day and get some home made soya burger mush stuff and a brew.
Last week Co-mutiny was held in Bristol, side effects people converged from around the country to attend the week long event. Workshops, prescription skills shares and direct action were on the timetable and there was plenty to keep an activist engaged. Climate justice, financial collapse and autonomous spaces were some of the themes on the agenda.

CM1

The convergence space was an impressive Cathedral, it had a series of passages, cavernous halls and darkened rooms perfect for the event. There was space for people to sleep, a kitchen which kept a daily supply of skipped food, never before have I been able to eat as many Waitrose Glace cherries as I wanted. Even an ingenious temporary boiler system kept us supplied with hot water.
The walls were covered in a an array of murals, messages, late night graffiti rambles as well as banners and posters which helped to give the feeling of an even bigger cultural shift from the by-gone cathedral. I slept in a room that was previously decorated by a theater company, quite an experience to wake up with a huge blue mural sky, indoors. As much an art gallery as a convergence space, although walking around Bristol it is apparent that this is the norm in the city. In the Montpelier area you are faced with an amazing mural or a graf piece at every corner.

CM2

Throughout the week a fair amount of time was put into making banners and props for the planned action on the Saturday, the pirate ship built onto a shopping trolley was really impressive and got a lot of attention especially wheeling or careering it around the city streets, a lot of bemused university freshers that day.

CM3

The week culminated on the weekend with a carnivalesque tour of the city to repossess the banks, there was a range of costumes and masks, from anarchist nuns, animals, pirates and general carnival attire.

CM4

CM5

The plan was to take a whirlwind tour of the banks and offices, and to cause general havoc around the streets of Bristol. We hit the first bank and although a few people got into the lobby we were repelled by the police.

CM6

Custard pies were thrown and a vicious cat and mice game incurred with the police jumping on a few people. When we tried to help out everyone piled in, including the police horses, yeah good plan who’s ever idea that was. Arrests made and we moved on to the next target, faces from the offices peered from above, fear – no, more like general interest on their faces, anything to take them away from their spreadsheet day lives. Big up to the guy who glued himself across the front doors of bank trapping the bankers in at lunch time.

CM7

Along the route we kept up constant outreach to onlookers and passers by who gave mostly positive feedback and promised to look into the ethical bank, Triados, rather than the high street banks. It was a shame to see that most people were aware of the banks investing into things like the arms trade and climate chaos, but finding it hard to switch across. Wether too much effort or the banks trapping them in loans, morgages and interest rates.

CM8

The day progressed, unfortunately we seemed to loose momentum as we rambled on to the 10th bank and although a few people spoke up it was a bit demoralising having no energy to effectively or even metaphorically ‘repossess’ the banks. The outreach seemed effective though and it was good to get back to the Cathedral at the end of the long day and get some home made soya burger mush stuff and a brew.
Last week Co-mutiny was held in Bristol, information pills people converged from around the country to attend the week long event. Workshops, drug skills shares and direct action were on the timetable and there was plenty to keep an activist engaged. Climate justice, financial collapse and autonomous spaces were some of the themes on the agenda.

CM1

The convergence space was an impressive Cathedral, it had a series of passages, cavernous halls and darkened rooms perfect for the event. There was space for people to sleep, a kitchen which kept a daily supply of skipped food, never before have I been able to eat as many Waitrose Glace cherries as I wanted. Even an ingenious temporary boiler system kept us supplied with hot water.
The walls were covered in a an array of murals, messages, late night graffiti rambles as well as banners and posters which helped to give the feeling of an even bigger cultural shift from the by-gone cathedral. I slept in a room that was previously decorated by a theater company, quite an experience to wake up with a huge blue mural sky, indoors. As much an art gallery as a convergence space, although walking around Bristol it is apparent that this is the norm in the city. In the Montpelier area you are faced with an amazing mural or a graf piece at every corner.

CM2

Throughout the week a fair amount of time was put into making banners and props for the planned action on the Saturday, the pirate ship built onto a shopping trolley was really impressive and got a lot of attention especially wheeling or careering it around the city streets, a lot of bemused university freshers that day.

CM3

The week culminated on the weekend with a carnivalesque tour of the city to repossess the banks, there was a range of costumes and masks, from anarchist nuns, animals, pirates and general carnival attire.

CM4

CM5

The plan was to take a whirlwind tour of the banks and offices, and to cause general havoc around the streets of Bristol. We hit the first bank and although a few people got into the lobby we were repelled by the police.

CM6

Custard pies were thrown and a vicious cat and mice game incurred with the police jumping on a few people. When we tried to help out everyone piled in, including the police horses, yeah good plan who’s ever idea that was. Arrests made and we moved on to the next target, faces from the offices peered from above, fear – no, more like general interest on their faces, anything to take them away from their spreadsheet day lives. Big up to the guy who glued himself across the front doors of bank trapping the bankers in at lunch time.

CM7

Along the route we kept up constant outreach to onlookers and passers by who gave mostly positive feedback and promised to look into the ethical bank, Triados, rather than the high street banks. It was a shame to see that most people were aware of the banks investing into things like the arms trade and climate chaos, but finding it hard to switch across. Wether too much effort or the banks trapping them in loans, morgages and interest rates.

CM8

The day progressed, unfortunately we seemed to loose momentum as we rambled on to the 10th bank and although a few people spoke up it was a bit demoralising having no energy to effectively or even metaphorically ‘repossess’ the banks. The outreach seemed effective though and it was good to get back to the Cathedral at the end of the long day and get some home made soya burger mush stuff and a brew.
Last week Co-mutiny was held in Bristol, viagra people converged from around the country to attend the week long event. Workshops, treat skills shares and direct action were on the timetable and there was plenty to keep an activist engaged. Climate justice, financial collapse and autonomous spaces were some of the themes on the agenda.

CM1

The convergence space was an impressive Cathedral, it had a series of passages, cavernous halls and darkened rooms perfect for the event. There was space for people to sleep, a kitchen which kept a daily supply of skipped food, never before have I been able to eat as many Waitrose Glace cherries as I wanted. Even an ingenious temporary boiler system kept us supplied with hot water.
The walls were covered in a an array of murals, messages, late night graffiti rambles as well as banners and posters which helped to give the feeling of an even bigger cultural shift from the by-gone cathedral. I slept in a room that was previously decorated by a theater company, quite an experience to wake up with a huge blue mural sky, indoors. As much an art gallery as a convergence space, although walking around Bristol it is apparent that this is the norm in the city. In the Montpelier area you are faced with an amazing mural or a graf piece at every corner.

CM2

Throughout the week a fair amount of time was put into making banners and props for the planned action on the Saturday, the pirate ship built onto a shopping trolley was really impressive and got a lot of attention especially wheeling or careering it around the city streets, a lot of bemused university freshers that day.

CM3

The week culminated on the weekend with a carnivalesque tour of the city to repossess the banks, there was a range of costumes and masks, from anarchist nuns, animals, pirates and general carnival attire.

CM4

CM5

The plan was to take a whirlwind tour of the banks and offices, and to cause general havoc around the streets of Bristol. We hit the first bank and although a few people got into the lobby we were repelled by the police.

CM6

Custard pies were thrown and a vicious cat and mice game incurred with the police jumping on a few people. When we tried to help out everyone piled in, including the police horses, yeah good plan who’s ever idea that was. Arrests made and we moved on to the next target, faces from the offices peered from above, fear – no, more like general interest on their faces, anything to take them away from their spreadsheet day lives. Big up to the guy who glued himself across the front doors of bank trapping the bankers in at lunch time.

CM7

Along the route we kept up constant outreach to onlookers and passers by who gave mostly positive feedback and promised to look into the ethical bank, Triados, rather than the high street banks. It was a shame to see that most people were aware of the banks investing into things like the arms trade and climate chaos, but finding it hard to switch across. Wether too much effort or the banks trapping them in loans, morgages and interest rates.

CM8

The day progressed, unfortunately we seemed to loose momentum as we rambled on to the 10th bank and although a few people spoke up it was a bit demoralising having no energy to effectively or even metaphorically ‘repossess’ the banks. The outreach seemed effective though and it was good to get back to the Cathedral at the end of the long day and get some home made soya burger mush stuff and a brew.
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The Studio 805 presentation at Fashion Scout reflected some of the prevailing trends on display in the edgier collections shown at Freemason’s House.

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Sex-trade details like the wetlook plastic lips forcing models’ mouths wide open contrasted with covered-up woodprint jumpsuits and jaunty beachball accessories. Good clean fun yes?

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Or not.

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Lady Gaga could well be in there.

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The styling distracted a little from what looked like a thoughtfully designed mini-collection with good colour combinations and prints. There have been a lot of gimp-mask style or S&M-influenced looks on show over the past week, pill as well as the use of beautiful, illness less conventional models with tattoos and piercings. Fashion Scout has been championing designers coming from a clubwear perspective, experimenting with androgyny and unisex looks and looking at the edgier side of performative sexuality, very different from the pretty creatures over at Somerset House.

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