Contradictory Layers. Interview with Dries van Noten
From our 10 year anniversary issue. “I think my work is a strange mixture of reality and dreams. I love to make pieces that are genuine and can be worn in many different ways,” says Dries Van Noten in an exclusive interview by Philippe Pourhashemi. Standing for elegance, charm and singularity, the collections of the celebrated Antwerp-based designer are soulful, moving and personal. Photography by Laetitia Hotte and fashion by Shino Itoi.
Desire for Dries. Interview with Dries van Noten
Interview with Dries van Noten in our Second print issue by Philippe Pourhashemi. Portrait by Mikael Jansson
True Fantasy. Interview with Meryll Rogge
Womenswear designer Meryll Rogge, who honed her skills at Marc Jacobs in New York and Dries Van Noten in Antwerp, is a great illustration of how a young fashion brand can capture the attention of prestigious retailers within a couple of seasons, including the likes of NET-A-PORTER, SSENSE, Nordstrom, Maxfield, and many others. That is quite an achievement, considering the kind of context our world has lived in for the past year and a half. Interview with Meryll Rogge by Philippe Pourhashemi.
Fashion Story: With
Photography by Nikk Martin and fashion by Elisa Schenke.
Fashion Story: Now
Photography by Beatriz Tafaner and fashion by Eva Bernal.
Fashion Story: Cônes Tropicaux
Photography by Eric Lamothe. fashion by Farah Benosman.
Fashion Story: Insomnia Blue
Photography by Lewis Hayward and fashion by Wojtek van Portek.
Fashioning Bodies. Interview with Karolien de Clippel
In recent years we have experienced a resurgence of activism and a more politicized view on fashion. A variety of social movements and public discussions have been centered around the body as a contested terrain for the exploration of issues about gender, beauty ideals and identity. The Hasselt Fashion Museum contributes to this discussion by launching the exhibition DressUndress. Interview by Marco Pecorari
Did Men’s Fashion Just Get Younger, Or Finally Grow Up?
Men’s fashion was said to have its eyes wide open, but its senses tightly shut. At a time when youth-centric styles and edgy looks had characterized menswear for nearly a decade, designers were surprisingly blind to the creativity and colour that younger consumers craved. Like doctors reviving the dying, the menswear cognoscenti checked the body of fashion for vital signs, but failed to find the pulse. By Bradley Quinn.
The New Print Issue of Contributor Magazine is Out Now
Actor Simon Lööf photographed by Cornelia Wahlberg and styling by Robert Rydberg.