Dru Blumensheid

BUMESI Perplexico Photographed by Rakuto MAKINO

We got to team up with Hamburg based photographer, Rakuto Makino, in the Lower East Side + Chinatown for an exploratory adventure, featuring clothing from the BUMESI 2018 collection, Perplexico.

See more of BUMESI HERE

To see more of Rakuto Makino visit http://www.mr-sharaku.com/

Model: Alice Marie Mueller @alicemariemueller

Hair + Makeup: Neb Jones @nebjones


BUMESI BRAVE NOMADS featured on OCOTUR'S Editor's Pick

BUMESI began in 2009 when I was living in Melbourne, Australia. I wanted to make clothes for my musician friends and my creative collective that they could wear in my photo shoots and videos. BUMESI is a name I created from my last name, breaking it down in a sort of code. I’ve created a visual language through this “code” where art, fashion and social political fragments collide. 9 years later, I’ve developed BUMESI into an international focus brand and collective, now based in NYC. After years of traveling, I had collected various materials and fabrics from all around the globe so I wanted to make use of them by creating special one of a kind garments that would be worn with cross cultural pride and bravery, that could be worn anywhere.




In the Year of the Femme : The Time IS NOW

To start of 2018, here is a selected group of videos by Dru Blumensheid that speak about emotional, physical and mental states of women in our current time. They are all experimental in their own ways, brining a feast of lush conversations and commentary on what is on the mind of a women of vibrant action.

Vita Goldstein's Dogs (2013)

Like a cat tied to a pole with a rope in a desert. This video is a slight understatement on the emotional state of current feminist art in such places as Oceania. An experimental femme video, Vida Goldstein's Dogs is a play on how one of the first Australian feminist would percieve a fragments current world of women's culture.

Hospital (2013)

The following video was shot in an EEG screening room at a hospital in Melbourne, Australia. The film depicts the art of memory and the fears of both keeping it or letting it go.  



Jrunk Jones : JADE ELLIOTT

The following video is a project I work on with Jade Elliott aka Jrunk Jones. She's wild, eclectic, raw and one of the most talented writers in emerging female rap culture. 

Listen to her Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/jrunkjones