A spiral-bound, perforated ‘calendar’ magazine exploring 12 months with 12 artists divining the future through their thinking and their craft, conceived on the occasion of Gucci’s 100-year anniversary.
Backstage in Tokyo, Spring Summer 2022
Photography by Noam Levinger
COMME DES GARÇONS
“My Present State of Mind (rather than a theme)
Things I feel we don’t need these days:-
..the making of intricate fabrics
.. the use of complicated colours…
..patterns which clearly define the body..
..details that emphasize the clothes..
..the intention to make clothes
.. what remains in the end after getting rid of all these things is the strongest thing
like simple pebbles that you get after rough rocks have been washed over and swept down the river”
– Rei Kawakubo
“I felt the pure heart of the people through the photographs of Jamie Hawkesworth’s trip to Bhutan, India and Kashmir, and became nostalgic for Asia. This collection is an expression of this sentiment.” – Junya Watanabe
NOIR KEI NINOMIYA
“I wanted to express the ephemeral strength and beauty of things that are present around us although we cannot see them clearly.”
– Kei Ninomiya
The acclaimed Belgian architect’s monograph is an invitation to visit spaces of material depth and raw distinction. In an online exclusive, his collaborator Raf Simons shares insight into their creative partnership over the years.
A conversation between Marlon James and Akeem Smith, featured in A#22 Curated By Grace Wales Bonner, the excerpt examines Dancehall and its birthplace of Jamaica