A self deprecating print-only magazine embedded with humour and wit, MERDE reflects on fashion’s cultural landscape by exploring the creative process without a filter. With the aim to disrupt tired fashion narratives, each biannual issue picks a theme to explore -in all seriousness.
MERDE is ruled and empowered by atypical creative expression. MERDE explores the visions and voices of unlikely narratives from inside and outside the fashion scene, building a larger story of creative practices.
A publication with reflexive intuitions, MERDE aims to satisfy fashion’s postmodern desire for unconventional and subversive text and imagery.
Arved Colvin Smith captures the human form reclaiming the corset from it’s historically repressive narrative while Yolanda Senekal unpacks the garments’ significance in today’s popular culture.
Eliska Sky, Matthieu Vergot, Taj Howe, Victoria Nergaard, Joel Thomas, Noah Markus Leach and many more.