Q+A with (CSC) | Chickenshit Conspiracy collective


You must have heard already of CHICKENSHIT collective, formed by two brothers from Saint-Petersburg. They make clothes, installations, exhibitions and organize thematic parties sometimes. 
They’re hot.

Inspiring.
…and their black and white edgy aesthetic makes me drool so much that I had to go and ask them a few questions.

Q: Back in 2006, how did the Chickeshit project come about?

A: We started from thinking about designs, we were making 2 or 3 t-shirts and gave them to our friends who were the right people for the created images. As a result, there appeared a group of people longing to get more new presents! And right then we decided to create something more serious and we called it Chickenshit.
Initial capital we gained while working as builders and we invested everything in manufacturing.
Q: Today who are Chickenshit collective? And which creative fields do you cover, aside from being a fashion label?
A: 2 brothers. We make installations and exhibitions and usually it is in collaboration
with invited artists. Some photo and video, also one of us “KNFPRTY” is DJ-ing and we organize thematic parties sometimes.
Q: What is your starting point for each collection /collaboration?
A: it is always different. One line we dedicated to fashion designers and idea was “everybody knows
their names and their works but only few people really know them by sight. We see them so”. Another line was dedicated to religion. If it is a collaboration we also make a special event (exhibition, installation or party).

Chickenshit latest collaboration has been with Berlin Based illustrator MEYOKO for SAVE YOUR NOSSSE, the collaborative fashion label producing handkerchiefs in collaboration with famous photographers, designers, illustrators from all over the world. The brand was established in 2009 by one of the deisgners of (CSC). The main idea that every handkerchief is exclusive and made in style of the artist. This latest release features Meyoko’s art. The artist, an absolute stickler for details, draws her inspiration from birds, insects and life organisms.
Q: What influences your work and your dark, black and white aesthetics?
A: Everything…
But we pay much attention to the occult symbols, outlaw, voodoo and dark mood that can be found in each Chickenshit collection/collaboration.
Q: What do you think Style is about?
A: It is way of life…

Q: If Style was a place it would be…
A: Stockholm
Q: and if it was a person?
A: we say no nice sweet boys! We claim outlaws to be the new trend in the world of fashion Tricky, Vincent Cassel, Goldy.
Q: What are you listening to at the moment?
A: Some metal and hard rock
Q: If I came Saint-Petersburg what should I absolutely have to see?
A: Visit VIVA party.
Most of the musicians, designers and fashion people you can meet there. Many people start to prepare for this parties one week before. So, it is always crazy. Furthermore, one of us is a resident of this parties.
Q: Any plans for future?
A: For the moment we work on really super collaborations
and we are going to make a complete (ready to wear) collection.

Thank you guys!




31 Comments   |   Posted by Wobblinbetty in  Fashion / t-shirt / wobblinbetty
  1. I didn't know them but those tees are friggin'cool

  2. Never heard of them before.. but I liked to get to know them through your interview.
    I really liked they t shirt prints
    Lee x

  3. chicken shit…love it..

  4. Wow, the hoody with the photo-realistic print on the hood is awesome. Illusion effect. take care, FashionLifeCoach

  5. Awesome! I like these guys..I love their mix of ocult& orthodoxist imagery!

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  7. I dear!
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  8. I'm ashamed to say that I hadn't heard of them until reading your fantastic interview… But gonna hunt them down from now on!
    Thanks for sharing x

  9. Whoa! I'm in love! Thanks for introducing me to this awesome collective!

  10. Great interview. I love their name, it's how we used to call one meal at the student caffeteria. :-)
    Really cool people!

    M

  11. had not heard until now… cheers… they're awesome!

  12. This looks amazing, the dolls heads on the tables look fun. Possibly one of the best names for a brand I've ever heard.

  13. they are really really inspiring

  14. i dig this tshirts
    i really would want one too!

  15. Great interview, I love the reborn shirts very cool. xo

  16. they have a very cool and interesting concept! these tee's are so cool…thanks for sharing this with us!

  17. So glad you posted about this because I'd never heard of them before. Their designs are seriously amazing!

  18. It is awesome when the installation and the products tie into one another into a beautiful mixture of art and commercialism. It is a great marketing tool and i think that more designers should do it in the future. I will definitely have to keep my eye on this group,

  19. this is my first time here , and i think your blog is really, really fantastic.
    i love this post, very inspiring. and how cool is the name 'chickenshit conspiracy', i think that's a super kick-ass name.

    anyway, i'm your newest follower ! keep rocking !!

  20. Rar Traum says:

    thanks for expanding my horizons, internet is the best university

  21. thanks for expanding my horizons, internet is the best university

  22. They're hard-core and totally crazy..in a good way of course :-). I like the print of their hankerchiefs! xxooxxoo

  23. wallaaaaa is great!

  24. graphics are amazing, love that reborn tees

  25. cool stuff here

  26. loving the ominous layout of the place xx x x
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  27. Sweet blog girl!
    thanks so much for visiting earlier.
    got yourself a new follower!

    sab @

    fromblank.blogspot.com

  28. LOVE MEYOKO. Amazing colab.

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