In a 2003 conversation with then-Interview magazine editor Ingrid Sischy, French designer Hedi Slimane (born 1968) described his beginnings as a photographer: “I started taking pictures before I even began in fashion. I didn’t start with clothes until I was 16, but I had my first camera when I was 11. I’ve always taken pictures, almost like some people take notes or write down their thoughts.” As Hedi Slimane: Anthology of a Decade reveals, Slimane’s photographs, which traverse the music scene, the New York art scene, street fashion and haute couture, are as fresh as his groundbreaking work in fashion.
Drawing on photographs taken throughout the past decade, this volume records Slimane’s early years in the fashion industry, before, during and after his tenures at Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior. It was during this decade that Slimane brought to men’s fashion an androgynous, rock verve that influenced couture worldwide. This selection of 175 color photographs lays bare Slimane’s inspirations for this look, evidencing his attention to both youth culture and more historical groundings in photography; in their composition, these pictures also affirm that the designer’s major contribution to contemporary haute couture has been his continual refinement of line and silhouette. Anthology of a Decade is revelatory both as a hitherto little-known instance of Slimane’s many talents, and as an elucidation of his work in fashion.
Spanish designer Krizia Robustella presents her latest collaboration, this time with the artist Nicasio Torres. “Black Street” is a selection of black and white portraits inspired by rap culture from the 80s and 90s of the streets of New… »
In the cold of a concrete environment where solid surfaces and clean lines resonate simplicity and functionality, the Fall/Winter 2016 campaign from Danish eyewear brand Ørgreen introduces warm skin and radiant ready-mades in the pursuit of individuality and attitude.
After a miraculous stint of balmy sunlight, late in the season, Fall has finally arrived. Its crisp air invigorates the sweeping winds that caress our pale cheeks. Surely, this was not a bad time to swing past the Copenhagen old town, for a little game of catch-up with Aase of HANSEN GARMENTS.
Cover story captured by Matt Irwin and art directed by Nicola Formichetti with actor and singer Olly Alexander, an openly gay singer who doesn’t use ambiguity in his lyrics to make him pass for straight, in order to entice a legion of screaming girls. FY! also analyse various points of view of what an outsider is through editorials, texts and interviews with among others Ahmed Abdelrahman, Demna Gvasalia and Henrik Silvius.