See two stories from the just-released magazine by Alister Mackie and Ellie Grace Cumming
- TextTed Stansfield
A Magazine Curated By is a magazine with a difference: each issue, it invites a different fashion designer to ‘guest curate’ its pages, giving its readers a unique insight into their thinking; into their universes. Past participants have included Simone Rocha, Eckhaus Latta and Alessandro Michele, among others.
His issue, he writes in the introduction, is an “A-Z of things I love: my work, my friends, my inspirations, my travel”, documenting his career from graduation to Dior, as well as his collection of fashion and art.
It features contributions from a list of names that includes everyone from Alasdair McLellan to Alexander Fury, Jackie Nickerson to James Jeanette, Naomi Campbell to Nick Knight, Steven Philip to Stevie Wonder, and Victoria Beckham to Virgil Abloh – in addition to members of the Dazed and Another Man family, such as Jefferson Hack, Alister Mackie, Ellie Grace Cumming, Alexander Fury and Tim Blanks.
Here, we preview Mackie and Cumming’s stories which explore ‘Q: Queer’ and ‘P: Punk’, respectively.
There are some surprises, too, such as the lookbook for Kim Jones’ 2005 collection for Umbro, shot by Alasdair McLellan, which is now so rare that lots of people – particularly the younger generation – have only ever seen it in digital form.
What this magazine demonstrates is how seamlessly Jones’ universe brings together the worlds of fashion, art, celebrity, pop and subculture; how he brings them together to form something not confusing but compelling. It also shows how the designer is not only interesting but incredibly interested, curious and knowledgable about a multitude of people and subjects. It’s a window into his mind – and a fascinating one at that.
A Magazine Curated By Kim Jones is out now. Buy a copy from IDEA here.