The book, the film, and the Undercover show deal with our teenager years, the time when we are most sensitive, vulnerable, awkward, and totally confused. It’s the time when we feel pain most acutely, suffer most deeply, but also the time when we feel most alive because we have not yet yielded to the weight of life. The Undercover show was sweet and light. I wanted to add a bit of darkness to it – hence, Total Youth – by mixing in industrial, post-punk, and synth pop band tees. None of these were bought at Urban Outfitters. These are genuine vintage concert tees I mostly borrowed from my friends.
This editorial is dedicated to my daughter. – Eugene Rabkin