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While the history of Vogue, and other mega fashion magazines of the world, receive plenty of scholarly attention, niche fashion magazines maintain their marginality within fashion academia – that is, despite the immense heritage of ground-breaking fashion photography and journalism that niche magazines have produced over the years, which in fact often drives the engine and pushes forward the very status of fashion publishing. Finally, a new book by Danish fashion scholar and curator Ane Lynge-Jorlén investigates the vast world of niche fashion publishing, critically examining this elusive yet impactful form of fashion communication and its histories in Europe and North America. Lynge-Jorlén, PhD from London College of Fashion and lecturer at Lund University, conducted intense research on a series of case studies from around the world, including DANSK, which with its 15th anniversary this year, qualifies as a bit of an oddity in an otherwise short-lived publishing culture. We sit down with Lynge-Jorlén to learn more about Niche Fashion Magazines, which is already available here.
The name Veruschka says Eastern Europe, like many ace things in fashion these days. But Veruschka, first supermodel to ever go solely by her first name, was in fact German (b. 1939), and travelled from Germany to New York in the early sixties, her exotic looks making her one of the most famous models of her time.
The days of 9-5 office jobs are over; today, more and more of us work freelance and digitally, making the idea of a permanent office obsolete. In the last couple of years, we’ve seen the rise of several co-working spaces, from the international WeWork to the creative member’s club Soho House. And now, Copenhagen is receiving it’s very own pendant, but armed to its teeth with comfort and understated luxury.
American artist Tom Sachs is a bricoleur of the modern world – meticulously examining how consumer materials and design objects figure in our lives. From Hermès grenades to Aalvar Aalto gun ammunition, the former Barneys window dresser has shocked and amused the art and fashion world since emerging as a cheeky-eyed provocateur in the mid-90s.
The Central Saint Martins’ BA Fashion show is la crème de la crème of undergraduate shows. They are the lion cubs of the fashion industry with hopes to become the next big thing. And, many of them have the potential to change the way the industry is operating. 41 design students were selected to present their collections on Wednesday 31st of May 2017 in front of journalists, editors, and buyers as a reward for their efforts, ingenuity, and inventiveness. We’ve spoken to 7 students whose collections were to the highest standards expected from Central Saint Martins.
In the 80s, way before the current explosion of sneaker culture, British shoe manufacturer Hi-Tec ruled the world of fashionable sportswear. Founded in 1974, the brand merged classic design with the latest technology of foot- and sportswear in a spirit of utopian sci-fi, which resulted in epic objects like the AirBall Concept ABC in the 90s – an incorporated air-pressurised cylinder positioned in the midsole of the heel section, providing stellar shock absorption – while the Vibram, characterized by an incredibly chunky sole, came to define an era of sneakers. But while marathons were won in Hi-Tec, the British brand slowly faded from the street cred purview, unable to keep up with its competitors such as Adidas and New Balance.
Until now, that is – for Hi-Tec is back, and more fashionably than ever.
German performance artist Anne Imhof blew away the artworld with her fashion-infused performance at this year’s Venice Biennale. Here, art critic Justin Polera reflects on this remarkable work of art, and how it touches on everything from Berlin hipsterism to the death drive of adolescence.