Fatsarazzi & Dephect
Long-term Margin exhibitors Dephect have exhibited at Margin since the second edition and have built up a healthy stockist base as well as loyal shoppers who appreciate their music & graffiti inspired range of streetwear +
As well as being a clothing brand, Dephect is a way of life for a group of friends from London with a healthy appetite for creativity + Growing up as skateboarders in the early 90’s led to participation in other alternative UK scenes, such as snowboarding, BMX and graffiti + With roots that stem from being immersed in hip-hop from a young age, they were always aware of the influence they drew from art and music + This proceeded to open up the world of art and graphic design as a whole +
A selection of canvases & prints were on display at the August 2008 edition of Margin London +
Fats Shariff is a mastermind of the fashion industry & has an instinct for tapping into the zeitgeist. Born and raised in London, Fats’ diverse career in fashion spans 22 years during which he mainly worked as a creative production and design consultant.
Fats is part of an on-line community, where he has come to be known as ‘the Blogfather’. He writes for some of the largest Global Blogs such as Hybebeast and Slamxhype, not only informing, but also instigating change within the industry.
Once part of integral streetwear company Gimme 5, Fats is now the photographer of choice for quality, insight & original Streetwear treatments. He has worked on influential labels such as Silas, Vans, Maharishi, Gimme 5, GoodEnoughUk, and A Bathing Ape to name a few, and has shaped European Streetwear through his opinion and photography.
As a sought after photographer for his ‘trend-setting’ talent (earning him yet another moniker of ‘the Urban Cyclops’), Fats has VIP access to events around the world and his native ‘very happening’ city of London, which he admits never ceases to inspire him. This close relationship with London feeds his creative photography when shooting imagery for brand campaigns and fashion editorial alike.
Fats embodies so much of what we consider street wear & street culture that his opinion whether visual or verbal, is always worth seeking out.
Photography by Fats was on display in
the Magazine Media Area at Margin London in August 2008 +
Fats acted as Creative Director along with Mickey Shariff who conceptualised overview mood boards of the different show areas at Margin. The boards were on display and in the show guide at the August 2008 edition of Margin London.