Stephen Jones

Inviting generations of British and continental talent to express his universe not only through their eyes but through their hands, the British milliner Stephen Jones has dedicated his issue of A Magazine Curated By to Anna Piaggi and the art of illustration. Stephen’s issue delves into the worlds of drawing and design in a kaleidoscopic oeuvre filled with archival and newly commissioned works from artists and designers, students, teachers, curators, performers, academics, a tattooist and a manicurist – all of whom are first and foremost his very good friends.

From a titillating centerfold with Dita Von Teese by David Downton to Nick Knight’s floral christmas cards and the industrial designs of Zaha Hadid, Raf Simons or Ron Arad, A#12 approaches illustration from many perspectives. You will find the process sketches of designers from Marc Jacobs to Thierry Mugler alongside student works and the musings of fashion curators Olivier Saillard and Valerie Steele, as well as works from the crème de la crème of fashion illustration from Gladys Perint Palmer to Howard Tangye, Barbara Hulanicki and Tony Viramontes.

A Magazine Curated By Stephen Jones invites you to look through the page and down the rabbit hole with the mad hatter – in an elegant whirl of colour, line, creativity and humour.

Dan Thawley, Editor in Chief

“I probably should have approached editing A Magazine with a refined sense of purpose and filled it with arty photographs taken at unusual angles. However, I am glad to say that my issue is merely an indulgent showcase for my illustrator friends’ astonishing creativity and sensitivity.”

Table of Contents

An Intoxication of the Pencil

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Garden in Hell

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First, Draw The Backbone

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Student Style

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After Witches

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Silk Screen Dream

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Celebrity Clutch

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Leigh Bowery

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All are beautiful. None will last.

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Fairy Tales by Camilla Morton

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The Weird of Interiors

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Objects on Paper

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Fax Me

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Curator’s Choice

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Fashion Weeks

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The Lavender Bowerbird

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Cameo / Creation

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GILES (2006-2013)

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“I brought back the neglected art of pleasing”

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Diamonds are for Never

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Dita-licious

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Under Where?

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Finger Painting

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Beauty Spot

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Inkjet

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Turbulence, Torpor & Turbans

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The Veil Of Destiny

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!CHAPEAU¡

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All are beautiful. None will last.
Nick Knight

At Home with Leigh Bowery
Peter Ashworth

Dolce & Gabbana
Nicolas Menu

The Weird of Interiors
Frederik Vercruysse

Hat by Stephen Jones
Pierre Le Tan

The Lavender Bowerbird
François Halard

Illustration
Elisabeth Suter

Works in Progress
Jake & Dinos Chapman

Inkjet
Loz Sturla