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The culture of fashion: what next for magazines?



Document Journal Amoako Boafo Marie Humbert

Out of crisis comes opportunity. We hope.

The Business of Fashion has a story on the future of fashion media, highlighting the struggles for magazines of operating with smaller ad revenues then ever.

There will for sure be casualties but those will likely have been coming for a while. There is just too much content out there and especially now, more short form video, memes, social media and digital newsletters than ever.

I expect the legacy players may go for reduced frequencies of print publications, both to alleviate pressure on printing businesses operating with reduced capacity and in response to market interest. (more…)



Into this: Emily Adams Bode’s abode



Emily Bode Architectural Digest

Top of my dream interiors list this month is the abode of Emily Adams Bode (of Bode patchwork jackets fame) and Aaron Aujla in Architectural Digest. All warm wood panelling and rustic textiles, it’s a very cosy iteration of Bode’s fashion brand that won the CFDA’s 2019 Emerging Designer of the Year Award.

My eye went straight to the doodled corduroy sofa and wood pannelled bathroom (more…)



Escapism



Richard Avedon Nastassja Kinski and the serpent

A must-watch film if you’ve never seen it, the 1996 Richard Avedon documentary, Darkness and Light is pure escapism.

If you only have five minutes, watch the scene at around 21 minutes where Polly Mellen describes the legendary Nastassja Kinski Vogue shoot (above) involving a serpent’s kiss. Her storytelling is almost as dramatic as the shoot itself. (more…)