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.

Spring/Summer 2021

Cover Story:

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.

Contributors include:

Eliska Sky, Matthieu Vergot, Taj Howe, Victoria Nergaard, Joel Thomas, Noah Markus Leach and many more.