Johanna Senyk is the Paris-based mastermind behind womenswear brand Wanda Nylon. Her concept was simple at first: she wanted directional and stylish waterproof clothes that could complement a trendy wardrobe. Capitalizing on her own singularity and tapping into the fashion world’s ongoing obsession with fetishism and anything kinky, Wanda Nylon has quickly become a desirable brand, attracting press and buyers. Now, Senyk shows her collections in Paris seasonally and has stockists worldwide. Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi
Pushing the boundaries of fashion is something Zana Bayne clearly excels at. Founded by herself and Co-Creative Director Todd Pendu, Zana’s eponymous brand quickly gained attention with its fetish-inspired accessories, highlighting the key relationship between sex, leather and skin. Since its launch in 2010, the brand has attracted famous musicians, actors, artists and private clients alike, who quickly became fans of Zana’s handcrafted harnesses, belts, chokers and bags. I caught up with her and Todd to discuss the evolution of their brand, why fashion still loves fetish and how being copied is ultimately unavoidable. Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi
This year’s ANDAM Prize winner has several reasons to be happy. In a few years, Glenn Martens has turned Y/Project into one of the buzziest and most sought-after brands in Paris, doubling stockists each season and gaining recognition from the press. Martens can simultaneously dress Rihanna, his best friends and beloved grandmother in Y/Project, because his clothes have a deeply human quality. Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi.
Raw Power Interview with Humberto Leon and Carol Lim by Philippe Pourhashemi Contagious energy is what Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are all about. Since their arrival at Kenzo in July 2011, they have turned the somewhat dormant brand into an achingly cool line, delivering great clothes and accessories for boys and girls. When the […]
“We were called the Antwerp Six because the English press didn’t know how to pronounce our names. We showed our work together in London in the 1980s and it had an impact on how we were perceived. It would be impossible to reproduce this now.” From the latest issue. Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi and photography […]
“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 […]
Fashion journalist Philippe Pourhashemi lives in Brussels and writes for several publications, including Contributor Magazine. Q&A by Antonia Nessen.
Interview with fashion designer Iris van Herpen. Photography by Magnus Magnusson and fashion by Oscar Lange. Click to read the interview by Philippe Pourhashemi.
Featuring on the cover Michael Pitt and Jamie Bochert. Interviews with Kris van Assche, Robert Knoke, Hannah Marshall and much more. Photogtraphy by Anne-Catherine la Croix, Thomas Klementsson, Magnus Magnusson, Hasse Nielsen, Ola Rindal, John Scarisbrick, Yu Tsai, Albert Watson and Camilla Akrans. Click to read and view more.