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]




Shawn Stussy Biography | Highsnobiety

In the start of a brand new series for Highsnobiety chronicling the lives and careers of prominent figures in the street fashion industry, we kick off with the godfather of them...


Exploring the USSR's underground obsession with Levi's 501s

"When you can make jeans better than Levi's, that will be the time to start talking about national pride," wrote one young, disgruntled reader of (the official newspaper of the...


How exactly did North Face become cool?

To many, a mention of the brand The North Face conjures up ideas rooted in middle-England homogeneity, like warm pints, Land Rovers and thinly-veiled racism. It's something your...


YEEZY Season 4: Can Yeezy (Literally) Deliver? | Highsnobiety

When Kanye West appeared on a spate of radio shows in late 2013, seeking out investors for his new fashion line, he frequently referred to himself in typical braggadocios...


Can today's designers stand the test of time?

30 years ago this month, six designers travelled from Antwerp to West Kensington to show their clothes at a trade show at London's Olympia Exhibition Centre. It's remarkable to...


How Virgil Abloh went from DIY tees to Paris Fashion Week

"I look at my job, or mission, or passion, as defining streetwear," remarks Virgil Abloh. "It's a term that I always say could end up like disco if not handled well... I'm...


The fashion maverick turning bootlegs into art

Heron Preston is a product of the internet. Operating in the creative sub-genre of "What does that guy actually do?" - a decidedly post-internet phenomena in itself - the...


Fashion History Lessons: NIGO | Highsnobiety

Following our first edition covering the life and times of Shawn Stussy, we bring you the second of our Fashion History Lessons, this time following a legendary figure from...


Fergus Purcell Interview | Highsnobiety

"Hopefully I can retire to a beach from doing stuff I really love - that's my mad plan," says Fergus Purcell. Tall, long-haired and head-to-toe in tattoos, Purcell is sat in an...


How COMME des GARÇONS Got Its Name | Highsnobiety

Rei Kawakubo, founding mother and chief designer of COMME des GARÇONS, shrouds herself in mystery. It's a cloak, to be worn much like one of her own avant-garde creations. One...


Brain Dead Q&A | Highsnobiety

Judging by the rate at which we receive pitches in our inbox, we'd say that roughly every five seconds someone, somewhere has the idea to start their own streetwear brand. Some...


8 COMME des GARÇONS Diffusion Labels Integral to Rei Kawakubo's Vision

The world of COMME des GARÇONS is exceedingly complex; a luxury juggernaut that includes operational bases in Paris and Tokyo, over 20 sub-brands, three Dover Street Market...


The Highs & Lows of Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 | Highsnobiety

Summer collections always present a difficult challenge to designers and this past week in the French capital was no different. With fall/winter, all manner of interesting...


Kendrick Lamar Fox News Op-Ed | Highsnobiety

"Hip-hop is not the problem, our reality is the problem." These were the words of Kendrick Lamar last Thursday, in reaction to media criticism of his performance at the BET...


Beyond Heritage

There are few movements within men's fashion that have changed its landscape so irrevocably than what was the heritage trend. Roughly spanning between 2008 and 2012, #menswear,...

Hypebeast Magazine Issue 10

Socialists and Fordism: Craig Ford of a number of names*

An interview with a number of names* founder Craig Ford on his new store and its collaborations.

Hypebeast Magazine Issue 9

Maya Gabeira

A feature interview with professional surfer Maya Gabeira.


Why John Galliano's Apology Isn't Enough | Highsnobiety

Last Thursday, Maison Margiela's newest creative director, John Galliano, made his latest, and perhaps most pronounced, public apology for his 2011 racist tirade which cost him...

Breaks Magazine

Kyle Stewart of Goodhood

A feature interview with Goodhood co-founder Kyle Stewart

The Reference Council

British Youth Culture & The 90s Nostalgia Obsession

It is easy to romanticise the past; to get caught up in notions of idiosyncratic tribes, often played out in nostalgia-addled movies about particular subcultures. It has been a...