Title - POWER CULTURE
Year - 2018/SS19
Brand - RAW WAR by Antoinette Raphael
Photography - Ethan Blackburn Photography
Models - Antoinette Raphael and William Kalimba
Location - Andy Brown's Car Collection, O'Connor, Perth, Western Australia
'POWER CULTURE' is a collection by RAW WAR that is a development of their previous collection 'THE POWER OF VIBEZ.' RAW WAR continues to convey the notion of Power - branding, money, celebrity, and car Power - however incorporates inspirations from the Oriental Culture and the Art Movement of Cubism while still referencing Pop Art. The powerful and strong culture of Orientalism, aesthetically and historically, successfully links to the concept of Power. The 2-D nature of Cubism's and Pop Art's abstract and controversial aesthetics links to the nature of RAW WAR's work. Oriental Culture and the two previously mentioned art movements seem quite contradicting when mentioned together, however the link between the two is the strong nature of their arrivals in their zeitgeist, whilst still maintaining a consistent presence and relevance in our modern society of today. These powerful notions are what RAW WAR is reflecting in their SS19 Collection as their continue to explore the idea of POWER in society.
A continuation of the famous 'VIBEZ CURRENCY' print, strong and bold branding, and use of a powerful Red takes place in this collection in addition to new use of light weight fabrics such as Printed Satin. This collection also sees RAW WAR delve into a new field of accessories - socks.
This collection's initial showcase was London Fashion Week SS19.