20/20 Visions: Luke Clayton Thompson

Thompson's dark VHS aesthetic throws caution (and magnetic tape) into the wind

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Taken from the August issue of Dazed & Confused:

“Film is the perfect gateway for me to express myself,” explains London filmmaker and Slade School of Fine Art student Luke Clayton Thompson, whose SS13 project for Lee Roach was an internet hit. His dark VHS aesthetic is simultaneously a throwback to artists like Henry Bond and Susan Mogul and a fast-forward to fashion’s future. But Thompson doesn’t see his films replacing the catwalk. 

“The live shows are so ritualistic. Sometimes it seems more about the people who go to the shows than the collections themselves.” Between big brand projects, Thompson still finds time to get down, albeit sometimes unintentionally. “After being stranded in north London, I was forced to gatecrash a party on my own and seduce a Swedish girl for a phone charger.”

1993 POP QUIZ

Patricia Arquette or Demi Moore?
Demi Moore.

Nirvana or Smashing Pumpkins?
Definitely Nirvana.

Wu Tang or A Tribe Called Quest?
A Tribe Called Quest.

Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton?
Bill Clinton.

Edward Furlong or Christian Slater?
Edward Furlong.

Poetic Justice or Menace II Society?
Menace II Society.

Jurassic Park or Groundhog Day?
Jurassic Park.

Trainspotting or The Virgin Suicides?
Trainspotting.

Beavis or Butthead?
Beavis.

Kate Moss or Naomi Campbell?
Kate Moss.

Mortal Kombat or Super Mario Bros?
Super Mario Bros.

Young and beautiful or old and wise?
Young, beautiful and wise.

Dalston or Peckham?
Peckham!

RuPaul or Ron Jeremy?
RuPaul.

Retro or future?
Future.

Drunk or sober?
Both.

War or peace?
Peace.

Night or day?
Night.

Party or bullshit?
Party.

Top by Burberry Prorsum; jeans by The Kooples; jewellery Luke's own

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