The foundations of what is now defined as 'cancel culture' lie within the prerequisite of privilege.
To luxuriate in the long list of those who have been cancelled is to luxuriate in the proximity of the upper echelon.
The implication being that the canceled individual had something of worth to take away; whether it be from a place of inner authority, or a position its peripheral domains occupy.
You cannot cancel those who had nothing to cancel.
In other words: how can you remove the silver spoon from one’s mouth if they were only born with a wooden one?
No Vacancy Inn’s Born Cancelled collection fuses the universal dialect of style to challenge every kind of cancel culture stercotype. Providing a voice for the youth who never had one to begin with, Born Cancelled is the asthetic battle cry of those whose paths have been made irremediable. To those who felt like they never had a chance, the thought of being “cancelled’ is just, as Pink Floyd once sung, Another Brick in the Wall.
Revelling in the autonomy of the late 80s hardcore and punk movement, where style was performance, adorned by memories of anti-establishment anarchy that postcrity has consigned to a cult-like twilight, the collection is a fitting tribute to the DIY origins of NVI.
The origins, in this case, being the subversive nod to when the brands founders had to do everything themselves. abandoning the script and going ad lib, resulting in making the ntangible the desirable. Born Cancelled fiercely examines music and counterculture to raise a sartorial call to-arms against the seemingly-hypocritical paradigm of cancel culture.
`Born Cancelled is a rebel yell. Forevery kid who was ever cancelled for onemistake. Kicked out, stepped over, pickedon.`