#39: Fraser Croll
Fraser Croll on Vintage Posters, Nike Winterized Trousers, and Robyn
Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked cool person Fraser Croll to come on Perfectly Imperfect & spread the hot rec wealth.
Whether it’s Cannes Film Festival, The Cure, Francis Cugat, The Source Awards, New Order, or the Cruel Intentions OST— Fraser is always drawing from a diverse set of influences to cook up timeless designs. Recently he’s been working with brands and stores under the name Foreign Currency (@foreigncurrencystore), where you can also find curated playlists from the likes of Topshelf Tyson, Chickee’s Vintage’s Kathleen Sorbara, Tyrrell Winston, and more. Fraser has great taste and lucky for us, he’s here to talk about what he’s been into.
Without further ado
Full disclosure: I'm not into ALL musicals. I wouldn’t say I am a musical guy. I’ve never seen Rent, Miss Saigon, Cats, and certainly haven’t seen that Cats film with Taylor Swift. And don’t mention Hamilton to me. HOWEVER the musicals I AM into Les Mis and *ahem* 🥴 Grease LOL (although only really for the ONJ smash ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’) I am into in a BIG way. With that being said, I got back into eBay recently and managed to grab a Les Miserables poster from the original 1987 Broadway run. I have my eye on this for a few years now and thought I should pull the trigger finally. I will frame and hang in my bathroom.
I don’t read as much as I should, but I bought the Zodiac book by Robert Graysmith a while back and recently during this latest lockdown I have been making my way through that. True crime is lame as hell, and does nothing for me but this is interesting.
And dark AF!
David Fincher made a film a few years back aswell tarring the god Jake Gyllenhall, aswell as a host of other big names, which I would also thoroughly recommend. Its kinda longer than anything I would normally choose to watch these days, but my attention span lasted which means its worth it.
Okay now for some TRUE CULTURE. My favourite artist right now (and probably the last few years) is my man Tyrell Winston. Based In NY his work is heavily influenced by sports, culture, found objects and the New York City streets as a backdrop. I really enjoy the range of his output. Usually my tastes aren’t really geared towards BIG pieces, as I can never get my head round the scale of what I am looking at, but his work is really good - the paintings especially. I want to work with him this year on some projects for my brand.
It recently started to snow pretty bad in Scotland, where I reside, so it seemed only fitting I upgrade my wardrobe. Not that I ever need much of an excuse. About 4 years ago Mister Mort posted someone in Paris wearing North Face down pants WITH a North Face Nuptse and I have been obsessed with finding something similar for when the temperature really drops. Nike currently has these bad boys on sale and are going to be a winter staple for me for years to come.
Look, for the most part all new music is pretty garbage. Let's get that out the way. 2020 didn’t really blow me away with new releases. It's either completely forgettable, too long or too short, boring, or just not good. Sometimes a combination, sadly.
To kick off a new year I went back to an old classic. I suppose we always go back to what we know and love, in life.
‘Dancing on My Own’ by Robyn is one of the best songs written in the last 15 years - probably more if we are being honest!
You can listen Robyns songs when you are happy OR sad. Definition of a classic.
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