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. In addition, he is currently the editor in chief at WIP Magazine, a publication by Carhartt Work In Progress.

Contact: [email protected]




The story of how secretive streetwear brand Cav Empt was born

In March 2011, a 9.0-9.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific coast of Tōhoku. It was the most powerful earthquake to ever hit Japan, the fourth most powerful earthquake...

WIP Magazine

Soul Skate

Sliding into Detroit, Michigan in search of America’s other skating subculture


Why Adam Kimmel Was My Favourite Brand

I didn't learn of Adam Kimmel by seeing one of his oddball fashion presentations. Nor did I fall in love with his clothes by touching and trying them on in a perfectly...


"There Is a System of Aesthetics That Only Graffiti Writers Understand": Martha Cooper Runs with...

Throughout the late 1970s and the 1980s, Cooper's images of New York City told the story of a new, disruptive form of art. Three decades later, she joins Berlin graffiti crew...


Fumito Ganryu Is Back, and That's a Good Thing for Menswear

Part of the charm of Comme des Garçons' vast empire of brands and sub-brands is that it has always allowed for nooks and niches for labels to exist in.


The History of Hip Hop Style in Four Brands | AnotherMan

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


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...

Mundial Magazine

The Greatest Shirt

Black camo and a whiff of violence. Lovely stuff.

Kaleidoscope Magazine

Aries: Clash of Cultures

Issue 32: Spring/Summer 18


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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."...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...