An exclusive portfolio of behind-the-scenes images from the collections of A Magazine Curated By guest-curators Iris Van Herpen, Thom Browne and Giambattista Valli.
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
At The Renaissance Society, Chicago, an untitled exhibition curated by the artist Shahryar Nashat and writer & curator Bruce Hainley simultaneously investigates the enigmatic relationships between image, perception, and the human body as a living or undead currency.
The 25th issue of has been guest edited by Chitose Abe of the Japanese cult label sacai. As the first Japanese woman to curate an issue, Abe has called upon her inner circle of friends, family and artistic collaborators to contribute cultural and creative content across the 200 page magazine.