The globetrotting display documenting Rudeboy style and culture has just released a book to compliment the exhibition.
The ‘Return Of The Rudeboy’ exhibition – which hosted an enthralling collection of photos, films, installations and live events in London last year – now has an accompanying book which further documents the culturally significant yet often overlooked sartorial movement. The 128-page hard-back contains previously unseen images, essays on the history of Rudeboy culture and references to the original exhibition.
The gallery, which took place at Somerset House in June 2014 before travelling to Tokyo, contained over 60 carefully curated images of individuals who exemplified the ‘Rudie’ style in the 21st century. The 10 week event featured images shot entirely in London by acclaimed photographer Dean Chalkley and was creatively directed by Harris Elliott. It also included a barbershop, installations of tailored suits and accompanying music that personified much of the Rudeboy movement since it was brought to the UK from Kingston, Jamaica in the 1950s.