Meeting Iris van Herpen for the first time two years ago is a moment in my life I’ll always cherish. It was a beautiful spring evening in Amsterdam and Iris, my partner and I sat down inside this quiet restaurant, which looked almost like an English pub. With candles burning on the table and subdued lighting, it was weirdly romantic. We ordered pasta and red wine, chatting away and enjoying our food. It was definitely not your usual interview set-up, but then again, there is nothing predictable about this Dutch designer. By Philippe Pourhashemi
The latest print issue of Contributor Magazine features actress Noomi Rapace on the cover photographed by Magnus Magnusson and fashion by Editor-In-Chief Robert Rydberg.
From the latest printed issue of Contributor Magazine. Photography by Marlon Rueberg and fashion by Oscar Lange. Click for details.
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.
For us, these past months meant a renewed appetite for the empty room – an imaginary space; a new microcosm where you can capture moments, articulate dreams, memories and ideas, all things ephemeral. Ideally, it is a kind of free zone, a place away from external reality. The illusion is created when we liberate ourselves from time and space, as well as death. Like when winter in Stockholm stretches into May, but the signs of snow outside the window disappear. The future waits beyond the new horizons.
Photography by Tobias Lundkvist and styling by Oscar Lange. Click for details.
Photography by Patrik Thalen and styling by Oscar Lange. Click for details.
Photography by Isa Jacob and styling by Oscar Lange. Click for details.