Magazines

New look Harper’s Bazaar



Harper's Bazaar relaunch edited by Samira Nasr

New look Harper’s Bazaar has just been revealed. It will be a while before it arrives in the UK but so far I’m loving the energy. Here’s cover girl Liya Kebede styled by Ludivine Poiblanc wearing AW20 Hermès for starters (above) and do checkout editor Samira Nasr’s wonderful behind the scenes film over on Insta.

Harper's Bazaar relaunch edited by Samira Nasr

P.S. If you’re one of the few freaks and weirdos who still cares about fashion printed matter, you might appreciate this New York Times story on the International Library for Fashion Research.

P.P.S The Hymag magazine collection (the worlds biggest magazine collection) could do with your attention too.

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Christopher Anderson for Harper’s Bazaar
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Shop the post: A new Raf-ccia uniform at Prada SS21



Prada ss21

“A uniform is something that makes you feel able to think. You have to feel well, so that you are able to think.” Miuccia Prada

I wrote my fashion college dissertation on uniforms so the ‘New Prada’ SS21 collection from Miuccia and Raf was right up my strada. Specifically it took its cue from Miuccia Prada’s own uniform of skirt-sweater-kitten-heels, spliced with Raf Simons’ street sensibility. So, circle skirts with slouchy sweaters, hoodies and hole-gouged tops, 90s two-pieces of shell tops and long-legged pants, and couture coats fashioned from Re-nylon (aka fabric du jour, upcycled nylon). (more…)



The September issues have come to save us



Vogue Italia September issue 2020 featuring Bethann Hardison

September is going to be a memorable month. Furlough schemes ending, kids (and teachers) going back to school in the New Normal, and some businesses tentatively reopening their offices.

It will be challenging but one must remain optimistic. Stepping into the role of chief optimism officer for the month: print magazines. More specifically, the September issues. (more…)



R.I.P Milton Glaser



Milton Glaser New York Magazine

R.I.P Milton Glaser, the co-founder of New York Magazine and graphic design legend who created the I heart NY logo.

He published a book last December called The Mag Men: Fifty Years of Making Magazines* in which he and his design partner Walter Bernard recount their work for New York magazine as well as Time, Fortune, Paris Match and The Nation. Looks and sounds amazing.

Here’s an interview with them with Mag Culture’s Jeremy Leslie.

On a related note, I’ve not been sure where to post this, so I’ll add it here – a superb three-part IGTV with Candy magazine founder Luis Venegas. Very inspiring for any media students or graduates.

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: New York Magazine cover by Milton Glaser
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