“This issue of AnOther Magazine is dedicated to the actors, auteurs, artists, musicians and designers whose work skews from the mainstream, proposing the bold, the brave and the new,” says editor-in-chief Susannah Frankel. An exploration of art, cinema, music and fashion, AnOther Magazine Autumn/Winter 2023 spotlights those figures, artists who “inspire a fiercely loyal following, a pure and physical admiration in a digital world”. Here’s what to expect.
Hunter Schafer is a cultural sensation. An actor, writer, model, artist and activist, she first rose to fame as Jules Vaughn in HBO’s Euphoria – her acting debut, by which point she’d already modelled for brands including Prada, Dior, Gucci and Rick Owens. Entering a new chapter in her career, the New Jersey-born artist will star in both The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and David Lowery’s Mother Mary – juggling Hollywood blockbusters and art-house cinema alike. Before the SAG-AFTRA strikes, Schafer spoke to Viviane Sassen about the minutiae of creative experimentation – Sassen photographed her with styling by Katie Shillingford.
Marina Abramović’s reputation as the godmother of performance art precedes her, as does her groundbreaking influence on the history of that medium. Built over her 55-year-long career, Abramović’s methodology and unrivalled legacy are now being passed down to the next generation of artists at her eponymous institute. Ahead of the start of her London takeover this autumn, the artist speaks with Hans Ulrich Obrist about her process and how a recent experience with ill health granted her “a totally new life”. Abramović is photographed in her upstate New York home by Jordan Hemingway and styled by Ellie Grace Cumming.
LaKeith Stanfield’s ability to “climb into” characters is unparalleled. The star of Oscar-nominated Judas and the Black Messiah and hit TV series Atlanta dissolves the boundaries that separate him from his personas. As Stanfield explains in this issue, when it comes to acting, “the goal is to achieve a state where one is not performing so much as being”. He stars in Jeymes Samuel’s biblical-times feature The Book of Clarence, as its titular cult leader plotting to capitalise on the rising celebrity of Jesus. He spoke with Connor Garel (before the SAG-AFTRA strikes) about losing himself to his latest character and is photographed by Joshua Woods and styled by Ellie Grace Cumming.
Actor, model and musician Rowoon inspires a legion of followers and fans across global media – a demonstration of both the power of K-pop and his own power as a performer. Refracting the cult consumption of these new pop idols, Collier Schorr photographs him in Seoul remotely from behind a screen in her home in New York. Taylor Glasby profiles him, unravelling Rowoon’s relationship with fame and fandom.
Sofia Coppola has turned her meticulous, obsessive approach to filmmaking to the life of Priscilla Presley and her relationship with Elvis in forthcoming biopic Priscilla. For our Document section, Coppola deconstructs their troubled romance through an archive of manuscripts and imagery – including William Eggleston’s documentation of Graceland and the playlists they listened to on set. Coppola is in conversation with legendary artist Cindy Sherman about her film, wigs, clowns and her early life on the set of Apocalypse Now.
This February, the arrival of Daniel Lee at the helm of Burberry – inaugurated with the launch of the house’s Autumn/Winter 2023 collection – represented a turning point in the history of the brand. As its new creative director, the designer reinterprets the richly symbolic history of the British label through a contemporary, forward-thinking lens. Lee talks to Susannah Frankel about his transformative vision for Burberry, which is interpreted by photographer Gabriel Moses with styling by Nell Kalonji.
Ever since 1986, the year of her designing debut, Martine Sitbon has always been a fashion nonconformist. Placing womanhood at the heart of her label’s narrative, her countercultural approach has elevated her to cult status. Nearly 20 years on from her namesake label’s final collection, Sitbon returns with Rev, “an unapologetically retrospective glance at her greatest hits”. To mark the start of a new chapter in her career, she retraces her journey so far in an in-depth conversation with Susannah Frankel. Photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Katie Shillingford, the accompanying images celebrate Sitbon’s iconic mid-1990s campaigns – with creative direction now, as then, by her life partner Marc Ascoli.
Art Project focuses on the transient craft of performance artist Miles Greenberg, one of the protagonists of the Marina Abramović-curated, long-durational group show taking over Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall this October. Existing beyond corporeal as well as temporal and geographical boundaries, his work is transcendent – explored here by Donatien Grau. Photographer Devin Doyle immortalises Greenberg’s ephemeral oeuvre in a series of still life images documenting the props, fragments and hidden meaning left behind by it.
Discover the trends of the Autumn/Winter 2023 season, brought to you by today’s most celebrated creative teams, including Camille Vivier and Rebecca Perlmutar, Anton Gottlob and Chloe Grace Press, Joséphine Löchen and Elizabeth Fraser-Bell, Ilya Lipkin and Flo Arnold, Iñigo Awewave and Jordan Duddy, Alice Neale and Ondine Azoulay, Daniella Maiorano and Nathan Klein, Anders Edström and Akeen Smith, Guen Fiore and Yohana Lebasi, Luca Khouri and Agata Belcen, Robi Rodriguez and Raphael Hirsch, Tanya and Zhenya Posternak and Katie Shillingford, Thue Nørgaard and Ellie Grace Cumming, Jonathan Baron, Zora Sicher, Lorena Lohr and Ben Toms.
The divine beauty of cult models Mica Argañaraz and Kristen McMenamy is the subject of our final two covers. Mica is photographed by Willy Vanderperre with styling by Oliver Rizzo. She showcases the new Prada Beauty collection. Kristen is photographed by Drew Vickers and styled by Robbie Spencer.
Also in AnOther Magazine: Alexander Fury’s visit to Chanel Patrimoine – the rarely seen archive whose treasures will serve as the protagonists of the house’s much-anticipated V&A retrospective. And for AnOther Thing I Wanted to Tell You…, designer Marc Newson’s Cabinet of Curiosities for Louis Vuitton, Akwaeke Emezi on Indigenous spirituality, architect Kazuyo Sejima’s enduring fascination with space, and sound designer Nicolas Becker’s relationship with nature as embodied by Jean-Jacque Rousseau's Reveries of the Solitary Walker, among many others.
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