Ever wondered what
Rose called the experience What We Do All Day: a fly-on-the-wall view into the lives of 24 people from across the globe. There’s yoga-mad John in LA, young dad Vince and his daughter in London and the ever so slick Violet and YLow in Tokyo. There’s also Mark in Wallhausen, Germany, who parades bare-arsed in a thong before slipping into a leather skirt and sheer footy socks, paired with a negligee worn under your bog-standard office shirt.
The delightful cast all wear signature styles Rose is known and loved for, pulled from the designer’s
And this block of flats is never short of surprises. Not only is Kenyan meme queen,
You could say this is every curtain twitcher’s wet dream, a bit voyeuristic almost. But as we enter the second week of the UK’s third national lockdown, What We Do All Day is a sweet and tender taste for normality. Sometimes you just need to see a mother braiding her daughter’s hair, or a family arguing over the telly, or even someone – in this case Big Youth – dancing alone to reggae tunes, to remember that we’re all going through this fairly odd moment in time together.
If you didn’t catch it, there will be two more showings of the project today at 3pm and 8pm, before it’s gone forever. You could say the whole thing’s a bit like Big Brother before Sky+ was invented. Just now with better clobber.
Photography courtesy of Martine Rose.