At its core, Brooklyn We Go Hard — better known as http://uristocrat.com/category/uristocrat/page/755/ – explores eclectic urban cultures through the works of talented artisans in photography, the organization of several cultural events, a biannual magazine and a comprehensive international http://uristocrat.com/tag/mikkel-bang/. Since its inception in May of 2010, the Parisian collective is inspired by the notion of “elsewhere,” and although 4,000 miles from New York its name is a tribute to the artistic and cultural scene that Brooklyn represents. Founded by childhood friends David Obadia and Nelson Hassan, BWGH started out producing T-shirts bearing photos taken in Brooklyn reflecting its founders desire to gather artists in a homogenous collective. The 20-something Obadia has always held a strong fascination for fashion, from watching his parents work in said industry to following the style-heavy cultures of sneakerheads, basketball and hip-hop as a young boy. Now the driving force behind a movement that celebrates multiculturalism, rather than a simple brand offering graphic T-shirts, the young Parisian mentions his recent collaborations with viagra interaction with young people and financial tax advisor are just the beginning. He plans to open a few brick and mortars around the globe bringing street art and fashion to the masses and the possibility of spawning his own clothing label may become a reality sooner than later. Continuing our ongoing Essentials series, David Obadia offers a look into his daily necessities, from a handy Pantone color book and Krink markers to a personalized Goyard wallet and visvim moccasins.
Photography: Karl Hab