Calum Gordon

Freelance writer

Calum Gordon is a Berlin-based writer who specialises in fashion and contemporary culture. As well as co-authoring Contemporary Menswear (Thames & Hudson), he has contributed to publications such as Dazed, SSENSE, Garage Magazine, Another Man, Kaleidoscope, Mundial Magazine, and LAW.

Calum also writes copy for brands and advertising agencies, such as adidas Originals, Converse, Beats by Dre, Carhartt WIP, Billionaire Boys Club, R/GA and Breaks Agency.

Contact: [email protected]

Portfolio

Garage

How Soccer Became Fashion's Latest Obsession

Photograph by AFP for Getty Images. Fashion and football-sorry, soccer-have always made uncomfortable bedfellows. It is a sport in which the star players are cocooned from an...

Kaleidoscope Magazine

Aries: Clash of Cultures

Issue 32: Spring/Summer 18

Anothermanmag

The History of Hip Hop Style in Four Brands | AnotherMan

Everything AnotherMan knows about The History of Hip Hop Style in Four Brands

Dazed

Unpacking the significance of Virgil's appointment at Louis Vuitton

When Virgil Abloh launched Off-White in 2014, few could have predicted the Chicago-based designer's meteoric rise in the world of fashion. In that short period, he has become a...

ssense

Why Collaboration Dominates Fashion in 2017

In 1999, then-nascent New York label Supreme wanted to make some sneakers. They didn't have the resources to make their own, so they approached someone who did: skate brand DC...

Garage

The Duo Making Political Clothes for Critical Streetwear Kids

You don't expect to find a gallery or museum's most radical works in the giftshop. But what if you could? What if, by changing the medium, you could spread the art, or ideas of...

Dazed

Meet Julian Klincewicz, a true 21st-century polymath

One of the first things you notice about Julian Klincewicz, after a few minutes speaking to him, is that he is really nice.

Dazed

Tyler, The Creator doesn't need the fashion industry

"The devil doesn't wear Prada, I'm clearly in a fucking white tee," rapped Tyler, The Creator on the opening track of his sophomore album Goblin. The line was the denouement to...

Highsnobiety

Streetwear Was Big Business in 2017, But is That a Good Thing?

As this year winds down we've recapped its highlights to bring you the best of 2017 in fashion, sneakers, music, movies and more. I know it's uncool to talk about what's "cool."...

Dazed

The return of cult political fashion brand Vexed Generation

"I actually met Joe years ago at a wedding, he was taking the piss out of what I was wearing," remembers Gill Linton, co-founder of vintage fashion retailer Byronesque. "I said,...

Dazed

The crew that raided NYC stores for Polo Ralph Lauren

In 1987, New York City was home to two gangs, both utterly obsessed with the fashion label Ralph Lauren - and neither was made up of WASPY, country club types. There was...

Ssense

The Influence of Streetwear on British Politics

Long after the polls have closed and the celebratory ticker tape has been swept away, the iconography endures. Shepard Fairey's 2008 'Hope' poster, created in support of Barack...

Dazed

How Cam'ron's baby pink outfit predicted fashion's future

Cam'ron is no stranger to the world of fashion. Last month, as New York designer Telfar Clemens debuted his collaboration with fast food chain White Castle, the Harlem rapper...

AnotherMan

How Stüssy Foresaw the Future of Fashion

When looking at pictures of Stüssy t-shirts and campaigns, it's often hard to distinguish what's from the past and what's current. The handwriting is the same, literally. In...

Highsnobiety

Why Fashion Memes Are More Important Than Actual Clothes Now

Alessandro Michele's Gucci Cruise 2018 collection was a roaring success in terms of publicity. Forget the criticism that followed, forget the questionable ethics of...

AnotherMan

A History of Raf Simons' Collaborations with Peter Saville

The old adage is that you should never meet your heroes. Raf Simons, of course, has never been one particularly enamoured with conventional ideals.

Dazed

Why exactly was this fashion week so unfashionable?

Drab coloured suits, knitted v-necks, cycling shorts, hiking anoraks - if there was one thing that was noticeable about this past month of fashion shows, it was just how...

Dazed

The story behind Missoni's unexpected Pigalle collab

And so it begins. You knew it was coming from the moment you first saw Louis Vuitton and Supreme's logo-orgy in January that others would soon follow. The template for Luxury...

Dazed

How Raf's first Calvin Klein campaign tears up the rulebook

Yesterday, the first Calvin Klein campaign of Raf Simons' tenure as the brand's chief creative officer was unveiled. Shot and styled by his long-time collaborators Willy...

Dazed

The Nike shoe that was the uniform of Italy's 90s club kids

In New York in the 90s, it was wheat-coloured Timberlands - Jay Z would famously pull up every weekend to David Z, a Manhattan shoe retailer, to purchase a fresh pair, giving...