Monday, 15 February 2010

6876 VCMP CAPANDULA







The new 6876 Capandula jacket, eagerly awaited Visual Countermeasures Project (VCMP), involving Hanon, 6876, Call of the Wild, Reebok, Henry Porter and Nino Leitner.
There is more to this project than you may realise:
A “BIG BROTHER” CULTURE, FUELLED BY TECHNOLOGY AND FEAR, IS AN EXPANDING ELEMENT OF TODAY’S WORLD. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE IN BRITAIN: THE PROLIFERATION OF CCTV CAMERAS TO MONITOR CITIZENS’ MOVEMENTS, NEW STATE-IMPOSED LIMITS ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH, AND A SERIOUS EROSION OF INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY RIGHTS ARE ALL NOW COMMONPLACE. ORWELL’S “1984” IS NOW LESS FICTION AND MORE AN ALARMING REALITY IN PRESENT DAY BRITAIN. THE UK HAS APPROXIMATELY ONE CAMERA FOR EVERY FOURTEEN PEOPLE AND THE AVERAGE CITIZEN OF LONDON IS ON CAMERA 300 TIMES A DAY. THE UK IS RAPIDLY MOVING TOWARDS A TOTAL SURVEILLANCE SOCIETY THROUGH BIOMETRICS, DNA DATABANKS, NATIONAL ID CARDS, RF TAGS, AND CCTV SYSTEMS. THE DANGERS POSED BY THESE SWEEPING CHANGES ARE RARELY DISCUSSED OR DEBATED BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
THE VISUAL COUNTERMEASURES PROJECT (VCMP) IS A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY 2.0-COLLABORATION WHICH AIMS TO SHED LIGHT ON THESE CRUCIAL ISSUES AND ENCOURAGE DEBATE. VCMP SPEAKS TO INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, FOR PRIVACY, AND FOR FREE SPEECH.
I'm a big fan of the 6876 label and the whole ethos behind it. Notably the VCMP's social commentary back story, which I like.This model of jacket has been released several times by Kenneth MacKenzie, but each one is different. The Capandula silhouette really suits me, just the right shape and size, a very versatile hooded anorak I've had about 7 of these over the years, to me it's the perfect jacket. With it's trademark deep pouch pockets, and zip pockets, hood and 2 way zipper. This lightweight version is the base for the VCMP design featuring woven Tessitura Molteni Palmira Italian water resistant fabric and a scotchlite hood trim detail designed to mask the users face from photographic flashes at night.
Released 25 Feb.
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