Introducing the new issue of Contributor featuring cover star Pamela Anderson. Ever since she entered the pop culture sphere, she has been tirelessly using her celebrity to fight for issues dear to her. The number of causes she campaigns for is staggering. “Activism is sexy,” she says. “Having a meaningful sensual life means caring for others.” In our twelfth print issue we focus on sustainability and explore the theme of ‘nature as culture’ (included in the magazine are three exclusive posters to put on the wall) through the art and photography of Anders Edström, Camilla Åkrans, Ruben Östlund, Daniella Midenge, Nina Andersson, Pakui Hardware, Jenna Sutela, Emile de Visscher, Magnus Magnusson and many more. Available online at contributormagazine.com and in selected stores worldwide.
SIGNS OF TIME. ON MAKING PEACE WITH DEATH IN FASHION “In the extreme case, clothing becomes a sign of mortality, an index of time that has passed.” / Barbara Vinken, Fashion Zeitgeist, 2005 Article by Maria Ben Saad. Portrait of Nellie Blue by Pola Esther Throughout history, fashion has been criticized for being superficial and […]
In the tenth issue of Contributor Magazine we explore the theme of death (included in the magazine are six posters to put on the wall) through the art and photography of contributors Camilla Akrans, Noomi Rapace, Bill Skarsgard and many more.
The new issue is themed “head piece” and is centered around what goes on inside and outside the head. For the cover story, Yu Tsai shot and interviewed Jared Leto in L.A., Sophie Caby met up with director Gaspar Noe in Paris, Maria Ben Saad talked to Caroline Evans about her new book on the […]
Caroline Evans. A Fashion Intellectual Interview by Maria Ben Saad Fashion historian and theorist Caroline Evans has described herself as someone who lives very much in her head. But as she explains in this email interview, her interest has always been in applied rather than pure theory, as it relates to contemporary visual culture. She […]
Ann-Sofie Back and the fashion system. An article by Guest Editor Maria Ben Saad
“When Twitter first started, I was mad at someone and I said something on Twitter and got in trouble for it. And then I kept doing it. I think we all agree I am not made for social media. I even get jittery when I go on the Internet and I never Google myself. Talk […]
Recently, I was flipping through the pages of A.L.T.: A Memoir, the autobiography by Andre Leon Talley, one of my favorite larger-than-life figures in the fashion world. In one passage, he describes how he was “a true convert of fashion” by the age of twelve, reading everything he could get his hands on, especially Vogue […]
The fourth printed issue of Contributor Magazine features top model Eliza Cummings on the cover photographed by Camilla Akrans and fashion by editor-in-chief Robert Rydberg. For this issue, we have discussed lost paradises and the possibilities in fashion for dreaming up new realities. While people are less likely in our era to imagine future utopias, […]