"A Magazine" is a collection of stories, images, fashion, art and photography assembled by a guest curator to give us a virtuosically attentive series of close readings into his or her own world. Embedded with self-references, the driving notion behind A is to provide the reader with enlightening material and discerning features useful to connect with the curator. The magazine offers an unexpected look at the influences behind important fashion personalities, reflecting on materials and subjects that make them vibrate. It’s seldom you get to see an authentic and in-depth dialogue with a designer. The first issue was curated by Martin Margiela, followed by Yohji Yamamoto, Haider Ackermann, Jun Takahashi, Martine Sitbon, Branquinho, Kris Van Assche and Riccardo Tisci. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler are the next guest curators. The 9th edition of “A Magazine” will be available on June 16th and is the first American issue. Some of my favourite fashion players are among the many contributors: Bruce Webber (interview by Proenza Schouler for this issue), Craig McDean, Katie Grand, Sølve Sundsbø, Sybille Walter, David Sherry, Camille Vivier and Fabien Baron. A wonderful combination of people and a brilliant way for Proenza Schouler to gracefully acknowledge their own stylistic debt.
The Chloé Sevigny cover was shot by Richard Burbridge.
All images courtesy of “A Magazine” via On Consulting
1 (left). Eye Sore Sun Tunneling With Throbbing Penumbras, 2009, Collaged C-Prints. By David Sherry
2. (down) One day at the Sprial Jetty, 2009. By Florian Maier-Aichen
3. (right) Missy in furs in Western Mass, March 28-29, 2009-05-28. By Roe Ethridge