From our latest ESC issue, Meghan Collison. Photography by Magnus Magnusson and styling by Robert Rydberg.
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What’s in the box? The new print issue of Contributor is here! Instead of a conventional format, we continue to package the magazine in a box. Inside you’ll find a selection of large prints. The theme that runs through this collection of photography, interviews and essays is “escape”. Because fashion has always provided space for fantasy.
The theme that runs through our latest print issue is CASTING AND COLLECTIONS. Both are central concepts in fashion. The mechanism behind changes in fashion can be compared to a kaleidoscope. Unreliable pieces of clothing are always in flight, ready to become something else. The key to taking hold of these fleeting moments is usually to look at a designer’s handiwork in detail from collection to collection, since clothing derives its consistency from its role as part of a series. Other paths to finding a narrative in fashion are through styling or photography. Patterns seen through the fashion kaleidoscope can, however, easily be freed of their current meaning. After giving it a few violent shakes, they can go from being interpreted as frivolous to provocative and offensive, by rearranging the compositions and shaping themselves into different meanings. By using the kaleidoscope as a metaphor for fashion in this issue entitled CASTING AND COLLECTIONS, we look back at the modernist writers of the early twentieth century who frequently returned to the image of the optical instrument in their writings. When describing the modern experience in “Arcades Project,” Walter Benjamin for one, writes that: “Every age unavoidably seems to itself a new age. The ‘modern,’ however, is as varied in its meaning as the different aspects of one and the same kaleidoscope.
Model Tilda Lindstam photographed by Hasse Nielsen and styled by Editor-in-Chief Robert Rydberg for our latest issue, The Boss issue. Now you can put Tilda on your wall by buying the issue that consists entirely of posters (in the size of 100 centimeters x 70 centimeters), click here to see more. Tilda is wearing jacket
You can now buy our latest issue online! Click here for details. To buy our latest issue please click here! Supermodel Hilary Rhoda photographed by Yu Tsai and fashion by Martina Nilsson. Make up by Christian McCulloch at Tim Howard Mgmt, hair by Antonio Diaz at Bryan Bantry and manicurist by Julie Kandelec at Bryan Bantry. Production
From the latest printed issue of Contributor Magazine. Photography by Hasse Nielsen and fashion by Editor-In-Chief Robert Rydberg. Click for details. Moa is wearing coat by MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA, jacket by FELIPE OLIVEIRA BAPTISTA and striped sweater by SACAI MAN. Belt as necklace by CHEAP MONDAY, bag by DIESEL, hat by ANN DEMEULEMEESTER and gloves
From the latest printed issue of Contributor Magazine. Photography by Marlon Rueberg and fashion by Oscar Lange. Click for details. Nathalie is wearing a dress by Altewai Saome, jacket by Hope, scarf and socks by Anno Design, swim cap made by stylist studio, shoes by Minimarket. Mats is wearing a suede vest by Acne, sweater
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, and are rather more fascinated by the supposed realities of different dystopias, fashion is a landscape based on a never ceasing need for extraordinary imagery. The dialogue between identity and different places is a characteristic of these experiments with image flows, and a theme in our vision for the fall and winter months of the season of 2011 and 2012.