Tuesday, 26 November 2013

A New System

System Magazine Issue 2

There's been much talk in the style press of late about the demise of the printed magazine. With the rise of the internet and social media, access to fashion news and imagery is now instant, and the traditional magazines are finding it increasingly difficult to compete with this 'as it happens' coverage.

However, the internet does have its own shortcomings, and I know I'm not alone in finding it difficult to see a lengthy online article through to the end, however interesting the subject matter.  

And this is where I think print has a real future, and where magazines such as System come into their own.  I love nothing more than sitting down with a coffee and a great glossy read...

The second edition of this bi-annual magazine has just landed on my door mat, and includes a (very rare) interview with Rei Kawakubo of Commes des Garçons (the launch edition featured the first interview with Nicolas Ghesquière after his departure from Balenciaga, another coup) as well as an 'in conversation' piece with Melanie Ward.

Melanie is one of my favourite stylists, and she's also an editor at Harpers Bazaar US. She's a Brit, and I love the edginess that she always brings to her work.  Here are a few of the shots that accompany the magazine interview, styled by the woman herself of course... 

Andreea Diaconu by Glen Luchford / Styled by Melanie Ward

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