Matteo Molinari‘s Spring/Summer 2013 collection marries research in time-honoured handcraft techniques (crochet, hand-knitting and drawn thread work) to menswear and traditional tailoring. Being a practice-based Phd student at the famous LCF and a menswear designer, Matteo interpret, in the contemporary contest and in consideration of the current market, craftsmanship in a modern way. For the Spring-Summer 2013 season Matteo looked at ancient techniques used in religious garment like drawn thread work and crochet, working closely with artisans and craft practitioners in their local Italian context, contributing to preserve their art.
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.