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EDITORS COMMENT When we were groms we used to craft mini surfboards out of balsa wood, fibreglass ‘em, sand & spray ‘em and screw ninja turtles through their feet and slang ‘em for 50 bones to the other kids at the beach so we could buy gelati’s and save up for a new board. Fast forward 15 years and we had no idea that we would be sitting here trying to explain to you all, why it is we do, what we do.
I’m not sure whether it is the feeling of self expression which drives us or the fact that we might have already lost our marbles by the age of 27 had we chosen to follow the paths set out by our uni degrees, but I feel that the key to what keeps the stoke alive and the ideas rushing can be put down to one main idea which we have based the L.I.V.I.N campaign and magazine on… Freedom!
The concept of Vanguard has always been to be a lifestyle brand that integrated different subcultures under one label for likeminded people to collaborate, celebrate and contribute to.
Freedom to travel and explore, to create what we love, to work our ass off to get this far and to be able to bail down the coast on roadie on a Thursday arvo if the surf’s pumping! So here you have it, a little journal which gives you a bit of an insight into who inspires us, what gets our creative juices flowing and why we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Vanguard is not defined by any sport but represents a culture and a lifestyle that embraces ride(surf skate snow etc), music and art interests but oveall underpinned by a creative element that relates to fashion.
Enjoy! Jono and Sam
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SPACESHIPS Car rental for road trips has developed an expensive and complicated name – but with Spaceships, getting adventure-bound has never been a more chilled venture. A New Zealand innovation, Spaceships were created to fill the niche between a bulky campervan that’s hard to drive and a rental car. They are customdesigned for easy travel, with camping features packed to the brim and heaps of space to spread out while you’re on your way from A to who knows where. These guys are so good that in 2006 they won the New Zealand Tourism Award for Innovation for their creative custom-design, so expect to be rather stoked with your rental. Get Space Travelling!
THE BLACK LIPS Purveyors of vulgarity, nudity, bodily fluids, and good times,The Black Lips are back in OZ in 2012 and Happy Endings, Pedestrian and Penny Drop are proud to present their Gold Coast show at the Coolangatta Hotel Thursday 1st March (conveniently in time for The Quicksilver Pro). After receiving rave reviews from Pitchfork and Paste Magazine the self described flower-punk band from Georgia are returning to Australia for the third time to showcase their sixth studio album ‘Arabia Mountain’. Join us for what will surely be one of the most disgusting, offensive, entertaining shows of the Summer. anything you might need should be here http://www.happyhappyendings.com/
ALBY M ANGELS ‘ADVENTURE BOUND’ GIVEAWAY
Want to experience the original cut-offs clad Alby in all his World Safari glory? Go in the running to win the never before released full World Safari collection of three digitally remastered DVDs, plus a World Safari poster and Escape Magazine – both signed by Alby himself! To enter, head to www.vanguardfashion.com.au and tell us in 25 words or less tell us what your dream outback adventure would involve. For more info on Alby head to www.lynnsanter.com www.albymangels.com
THE OTCHKIES We clocked over 1000k’s cooped up in a mini bus on the road down Sydney with this crazy little 4 piece and their entourage. This pack of 6 hippie rascals slept in a van with 1 single bed parked around the streets of Bondi, Tamarama and Avalon for 3 nights straight while they preached the revolution to punters at our launch party in Bondi and a bunch of other gigs around town. We see big things ahead for these guys in 2012 with the launch of their EP and a whole buch of gigs and tours around OZ. Wack on Psychic’s Ring + chase the dragon with The Otchkies at http://soundcloud.com/the-otchkies
THE VANGUARD ONLINE STORE What’s the greatest thing about releasing your own online magazine? You’re allowed to drop a shameless plug to your online store and it won’t cost a dime! So for all your sartorial needs, jump onto the greatest online store on the interwebs to pick up a bargain! www.vanguardfashion.bigcartel.com
NO HOME Further expressing and explaining the creative vision of the labels, No Home showcases independent ly produced fashion films by leading Australian fashion designers in association with Australia’s premier consumer fashion festivals. No Home executive produces many of these films by pairing fashion designers and filmmakers together in collaborating teams and connecting these teams to industry production partners. Participating fashion festivals in 2012 are L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Mercedes-Benz Sydney Fashion Festival, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival (Brisbane), Perth Fashion Festival and BMW Adelaide Fashion Festival. As Australia’s first national fashion film project, No Home will present two nights of fashion film screenings at each participating fashion festival. On the third and final night, No Home will present a cross-over fashion film party celebrating fashion, film, art, music and technology. At various times throughout 2012, fashion films will be available online via nohome.tv, the No Home mobile application and its social media channels. In another first, the films will be integrated into an online retail space enabling consumers to shop their favourite designers films. Joining us on the line up this year will be, Song for the Mute, Aurelio Costarella, Friend of Mine and Upper Left Arm to name a few.
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The original adventurer: weathered yet styled, enthusiastic yet chilled, and a manâ€™s man â€“ but always with a girl on his arm. This is Alby Mangles.
In his near-crotch-flashing shorts and with a toothy grin, Alby was the charming adventurer of the 1980’s, winning the world over one travel film at a time. Later scandals and a fall from the public spotlight still don’t out-shadow the fact that Alby, deliberately or not, ultimately founded the traveldoco film. You could even pin this unlikely hero as introducing an early form of reality TV to our once fiction-swamped screens. He says today’s version of adventure has changed since the days of his exploits – for the worse. “There are all these reality shows out there now, so getting travelling and adventuring isn’t as big a deal anymore. When I got out there nobody was doing it. It’s easier in some ways today to travel, but the raw nature of hitting the road a few decades before … you can’t go past that.” Though he now lives a farm life in rural South Australia, Alby is to soon share his OVER SEVENTY ‘Adventure Bound’ films titles, that aired in the US to the highest ratings ever achieved, many of which have never been seen in Australia before, available now at his website. We certainly haven’t seen the last of this experienced trailblazer.
Pre film and fame, Alby grew up as the youngest of three children in rural South Australia, living through a divorce and poverty as his mother tried her best to support her family. Alby always moved to his own beat, leaving school at age 13, and replacing typical teen activities with small town mischief like underage driving and gambling. Though he was without a doubt a pain for his folks, Alby says that because he was never pressured by them to do anything that he was able to make his own dreams happen. In 1971, Alby and a friend decided to hit the road, taking just
two road-bikes, $400 and a camera for what turned out to be a six year trip across 56 countries and four continents. They dodged bullets in Mozambique, got lost in the Sahara Desert and sailed the Pacific in a rattling old boat. Crazy? No – Alby says he wouldn’t have done it any other way. “We hardly
ever had any money, and we just knew a general direction we were going, never anything definite, so we just did it,” he says. “My whole life is rather undefined, it always has been. You haven’t got in five minutes time and you haven’t got five minutes ago, that’s history.” Alby preaches a laid back doctrine – he reckons all young people should live in the same free spirited way. “I try and live in the now, and I don’t plan too much and I don’t think about the future much,” he says. “When you’re young and twenty you just go with it, and you should. Young people definitely need to live in the moment. You don’t necessarily need to travel; as long as you’re living in the now then things will just unravel for you in a good way, even if you don’t know exactly what you want at the time.” For Alby, adventure and life were always spontaneous partners. Traveling with no money and no idea of direction or goal, Alby and his crew trekked the world by the seats of their cut-off shorts. After hitchhiking across India and catching a cargo boat to Africa, Alby and his travel-mates spent $100 in South Africa on an old bomb
that ran on belts – to see them to Europe. Yes, Europe. Alby says it should never have got them further than a few kilometers. But 18 months later, the same car putted the crew right into Holland. Alby says the car manufacturers, who they decided to visit, were so amazed at their story that they handed them a brand new jeep, $10,000 for their trip and put them up in a fancy local hotel for a month. “We were always pretty spontaneous with what we did and the means we used to get from A to B – and generally it paid off,” Alby says. On arriving back in Australia, Alby set to work making his first amateur movie, World Safari, documenting his alwaysamusing travel trials. After he and his project received a hostile first response, the up and coming entrepreneur spent four years running local screenings around Australia, everywhere from RSL’s to footy clubs and town halls, with local advertising pulling increasingly big crowds at the events. Gradually, Alby became a rough-and-tumble legend. Admired for his looks, bravado and the babes he traveled with, Alby won hearts over worldwide. But heroism aside, the biggest
claim to fame Alby can boast is the fact that he changed the face of travel film, establishing the notion that a documentarian could also be a star, and that this could make a flick more thrilling. Audiences suddenly got to see reality TV – somebody passionate about what they were doing – a real person – who was facing trials and tribulations never even dreamed of by the average middle class Australian. In this way, Alby unwittingly set a style that has taken on a life of its own, from Steve Irwin (who Alby describes as a “great” man) to Bear Grylls and even the Ley-
land Brothers. World Safari II was an even greater success. Following the red-hot reception of the first film, the second set off with a larger budget and at one stage found itself out-grossing the ‘80s hit Ghostbusters and winning Best Family Film at the
Los Angeles Film Festival in 1986. Alby at this stage had shot to full blown sex symbol status, posing nude for Cleo amongst other exploits. This definitely helped increase the popularity of Alby’s films – as did the buxom blondes who featured alongside him. Alby definitely knew the value of the girls, once saying: “People think I’m a real womaniser. Well I mean, I don’t say I’m not, but I’m not as bad as they think I am I mean, in World Safari II I had about six or seven women – call it 10 women, right? And those 10 women came on the screen in an hour and a half or two hours, right? But that was over a period of eight years.” Though ten women featuring in World Safari II may be stretching the truth, it can’t be denied that Alby was a love of the ladies – and that these hot chicks tended to pull a large audience. “To make a film and be as successful as I was, you had to take very opportunity you could get. So by having a pretty girl in the film obviously that helped at the time,” he says. “I like ladies, so why not? Girls are just as adventurous as guys so there were lots of girls that wanted to come
along.” Alby says the girls helped make the film so successful because of the men to women audience ratio. “The girls definitely helped the success of the film, because at least half the audience was men, and they were at home, married and probably a bit bored and wished they had done it.”
it in them, Alby says no. “People are all too wound up in meaningless things. Most young people are constantly thinking about being older and taking on those expected things that come with age, they’re always focusing on the future.” Then again, he says travel isn’t essential to be happy – you just need to relax and enjoy life. “Some of Though it sounds all cruisingthe greatest people I’ve met with-the-babes and movie-prein my life have never traveled miere-hopping, the road was more than 30km from their house never entirely smooth for Alby. or their hut. Personally I Dubbed the Alby curse, a rumour don’t think travel guarantees of bad luck carries with Alby you to be ‘worldly’.” on his trips saw a crew member fall from the World Safari II boat to become a quadriplegic These days, Alby is passionate and eventually die of complica- about helping others. His farm tions. Alby most famous sideis his main focus, as are his girl, Judy Green, was infamous- trips to third world countries ly injured in a car accident to volunteer. “I’m passionate while travelling on a remote today about helping the less road in South America, landing fortunate, be it animals or huher in a coma for two days and mans. I think we as Westerners leaving her in medical care for have enough. I don’t need all months. A new It Girl appeared the stuff I have so I’m happy in the film shortly after, in to give it away to people who the form of Michelle Els. Els are more in need of it than I eventually walked out on Alby – am,” he says. proving the man couldn’t avoid a little drama, no matter how “I know in the future I will be much he simply wanted to travhelping people and animals but el. I don’t know where, I just know I will be doing it, and that’s Asked if all humans have some enough for me.” - Tempe Nakiska element of an adventuring spir-
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A LONG STORY...
I know this guy, a lawyer, and he once told me I was odd for wanting to write stories for a living. My first thought was that it must take an odd sort of person to want to sit in an office all day. It made me think that perhaps the prospect of putting pen to paper is a grim task when your days are spent indoors, and it seems likely there would be few stories to tell. But on the other end of the spectrum, what if your job involved roaming halfway around the country to play music, travelling new roads and burning time at the beach before gigs. For Brisbane disco revivalists, Mitzi, itâ€™s all part of being in the band. I sat down with Cale, Jad and Charlie, three quarters of Mitzi, in their West End studio to listen to them recount one of their more memorable tours. So what went down? Cale: Well our hire van broke down. Charlie: Oh this is a long story.
Cale: We played a gig in Adelaide and we didn’t through the smoking area, through the car park know one single person in Adelaide so we slept and to the road where our van was. Then I looked in our van on the side of the road. After the gig through the car park and I see our tour van just Dom went to bed and locked himself in the van pull out and burn off. So I started tweaking out a because he was scared people would break in bit. And then I thought I’d turn my phone on bewhile he was sleeping. I came back an hour cause it was a Nokia and when they’re flat when later. I was knocking on the window and calling you turn them on it goes for about 30 seconds. Dom but he wasn’t answering his phone so my So I turned it back on, messaged the boys, and plan was to get the window to pop open, then I just got the message back, before my phone to reach in and tap Dom and wake him up. died again I got the address, then I had to So I’m standing there pulling and nothget a $50 cab out to the sticks. ing’s happening. Then I pulled a bit too “...I hard and the whole window just went Cale: We were at this girl’s house looked everywhere. We all met up but we and Jad rocked up and I rememcouldn’t get a hold of Jad because ber she wanted us to go inside through the his phone was dead. We’re and smoke weed and she kept car park and I standing there, all too loose coming out holding a bong. see our tour van to drive but we couldn’t just We’re all fighting with each leave our van there. This other like little girls and just pull out and burn German backpacker she’d walk out and go, off...” chick came up to us “Do you guys want to and she’s like, “Oh come in and have a are you guys tourists? And I said “Can you drive bong?” But we didn’t even recognise that she our van to your house, where you’re staying, and was there. We were just wigging out so bad. just like, take us there?” So we got her to drive our van but she couldn’t drive. She was locking Charlie: This is a long story. on the brakes and lurching all around the street Cale: Yeah, this is a long story. So we thought because she had her right foot on the accelera- we’d just get to Sydney and sort our shit out and tor and her left foot on the brake. we’d be sweet from there. Probably about half an hour out of Adelaide it started raining and we had Jad: Meanwhile, I was in the club and every- this big massive window that was all smashed one just disappeared. I was out the back and and there’s this big gaping spot. So we stopped, the place where the club was, you could see taped it all up…
Jad: We had to buy garbage bags from the servo to town?” It was only a two-seater tow truck so he and duct tape the window up. couldn’t legally take us all. Jad went with the tow truck driver and they just left us. Charlie: And the plastic made the shittest noise. Charlie: Just standing there. What’s that movie called? Cale: We probably got about two to three hours Wolf Creek. out of Adelaide and it was kind of getting into really flat country. Not deserty but really bar- Cale: Actually what happened is, they called a cab ren landscape and the van just out of nowhere driver and sent a cab from the nearest town out to goes… pick us up. It was a $150 cab ride to come and pick us up. So the tow truck driver left and said, “The cab Charlie: No it started with these slight little wob- should be here in about an hour.” We were sitting out bles but we didn’t know what it was so we just in the desert freaking out. dismissed it, and then we were driving and Dom’s like, “What the fuck? I can’t control it.” Charlie: Wolf Creek was just going through my mind, And he drove off the road. it was fucked. Cale: So we realise we couldn’t drive it so we just stopped and we rang up the NRMA or whatever it’s called in South Australia, and they said because it’s so far away from any towns it’s a $110 callout fee and they only accept cash. We were a million miles from anywhere and we had no cash. Eventually the tow truck people said they’d come out but it was fully pitch black by this time of the night. Jad: And it was dark and cold.
Cale: A cab did come, took us back to this town and we stayed there overnight. The hire van company the next day were pretty apologetic because the van was in pretty bad condition. So they paid for us to get a Greyhound all the way from somewhere in South Australia to Sydney. Jad: It was just a series of events. Story by Ella Cole
Cale: It’s really dark and cold, we’re in the middle of nowhere and the tow truck driver wheeled the van up on to the back of the tow truck and he said, “Alright, who’s coming with me back
THRILL RIDES AND BEACHSIDES all photos by Brad Triffit
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Here at Vanguard we like to surround ourselves with creative people that we can collaborate with in our collections. We scour Australia and the world to find some amazing artists to come up with some killer artwork for our tees, shirts, boardies and more.
Here is a little selection of the motley crew we have rounded up for our current seasons designs….with friends like these……
New Navaho by DARKO
Rasta Mummy by Chris Proud
Smokey Joe by Fraser Anderson
No Idear by DARKO