The foundations of what can now be defined as ‘cancel culture’ lies within the prerequisite of privilege.
No Vacancy Inn’s Born Cancelled collection fuses the universal collective dialect of style -challenging every cancel culture stereotype along the way.
The implication of ‘being cancelled’ seemingly means an individual has something of worth to take away. To those who felt like they never had a chance, the thought of being ‘cancelled' is as Pink Floyd once sung Another Brick in the Wall.
Ultimately you cannot cancel those who have nothing to lose to begin with.
Born Cancelled is the amplification of a voice for a generation of youth who’ve yet to hone their own voices of exasperation. An aesthetic battle cry of those whose paths have been made irremediable. A sartorial, humorous and seriously stylish call-to-arms against the seemingly-hypocritical paradigm of cancel culture.
The collection is a fitting tribute to the DIY origins of NVI. Reminiscent of the 80s punk and hardcore movements, where style is a performance, adorned by memories of an anti-establishment anarchy.
As NVI continues to be as hard to define as it is to pin down to any particular space or place; the multidisciplinary and trailblazing collective champion the space within music, culture and style. A showcase on the art of curation, redefinition of nightlife, and cultural touchpoint of a real community in an eternal party that never ends.
‘Born Cancelled is a rebel yell. For every kid who was ever
for one mistake. Kicked out, stepped over, picked on.’
-No Vacancy Inn