Heritage, legacy and the importance of lived and learned experience, the Hindsight issue of AnOther Magazine is here
“Our ideas come from what we saw, what we heard, what we read. We are our past. How can we pretend it doesn’t exist?” says Miuccia Prada in the Autumn/Winter 2021 issue of AnOther Magazine perfectly encapsulating our thematic: hindsight. It is impossible to disregard the events of the last 18 months as we look ahead – a truth that fashion, always a mirror, reflects fundamentally, as ever. This new issue takes stock using recent experience to move forward. Here we celebrate passionate creatives analysing our collective history in a bid to forge new paths.
1. Bask in the glow of icon-in-the-making Zoë Kravitz. With her rock star royalty heritage, the actor is disarmingly alluring and her generosity all-embracing. Alongside a series of intimate photographs by Collier Schorr, she talks to Lynette Nylander about living with heartbreak, leaning into her thirties and grappling with the shifting landscape of Hollywood, as well as being energised – by both her upcoming role as Catwoman opposite Robert Pattinson in the forthcoming film The Batman and working on her directorial debut Pussy Island.
2. The kaleidoscopic multiverse of platinum-selling recording artist Travis Scott is equally engaging. This season Scott makes the fashion history books with his collaboration with Kim Jones at Dior. The two polymathic friends expound on their creative inspirations, Texas and the future of young people in fashion. Joshua Woods photographed Scott on the show’s surreal desert set, with styling by Ellie Grace Cumming.
3. Conversation with Miuccia Prada, one of fashion’s foremost – and bravest – thinkers is inevitably inspiring. Talking to Susannah Frankel, Prada outlines her reactions to both our recent past and her take on a rich cultural history. Both are amply expressed in Miu Miu – which, as the name suggests, is a distinctly personal label. Photographer Jamie Hawkesworth and stylist Katie Shillingford travelled to Milan to shoot a cast of powerfully distinctive characters in a series of archive looks chosen by Prada herself.
4. Delve into the history of Balenciaga with Demna Gvasalia. Alexander Fury spoke to the designer throughout the spring as he immersed himself in the label’s reverently kept archives for a couture debut that was part homage, part projection into the future. Stylist Marie Chaix and photographer Ola Rindal captured the collection on the streets of Paris.
5. The provocative iconoclasm of Alessandro Michele’s Gucci Aria – a hacking of the brand’s equestrian heritage and that of its stablemate Balenciaga, is described by the designer himself as “like pornography”. Willy Vanderperre photographs and Olivier Rizzo styles the collection in a northern European environment, hacking the collection right back.
6. Study the indisputable impact of unparalleled creative and educator Vivienne Westwood as told by a new generation of designers whose work is shot alongside Westwood and her husband Andreas Kronthaler’s own by Casper Sejersen.
7. Celebrate the best of the new season with fashion stories by a litany of extraordinary image-makers and fashion definers including Jackie Nickerson, William Waterworth and Reuben Esser, Oliver Hadlee Pearch and Robbie Spencer, Thue Nørgaard and Peter Philips, Arnaud Lajeunie, Sharna Osborne and Agata Belcen, Marili Andre and Nell Kalonji, Larissa Hofmann and Emma Wyman, Paul Kooiker and Raphael Hirsch, Jet Swan and Rebecca Perlmutar.
8. Tap into a new generation of performance artists as chosen by Marina Abramović who has guest-edited this issue’s Document. Looking at the legacy of her craft, Abramović made a dynamic selection of works from the most visceral practitioners at the Marina Abramović Institute, documenting the oft-perceived undocumentable: the emotion of the IRL experience.
9. As the Barbican hosts the world’s most comprehensive retrospective of the Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi’s work, photo-collage artist KangHee Kim and celebrated author Katie Kitamura breathe new life into his much beloved and referenced oeuvre.
10. Finally read the innermost thoughts of Manolo Blahnik on Spanish master Francisco de Zurbarán, Paris Hilton on NFTs, Maggie Nelson on Tala Modani, Bianca Saunders on artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Janicza Bravo on director Bill Gunn, and more.
The Autumn/Winter 2021 issue of AnOther Magazine will be on sale internationally from 7 October 2021. Pre-order a copy here.