On the cover - Yohji Yamamoto photographed by Juergen Teller
Very few designers can be talked about as revolutionaries who changed the course of contemporary fashion. Yohji Yamamoto is one. Fiercely independent, he still cherishes one thing above all else, fifty years after he graduated from fashion school: his absolute freedom. And freedom – fundamental to creativity – is a word we so rarely associate with fashion designers any more. Which is what makes Yohji-san the Master.
Fellow designer Rick Owens interviews Yamamoto in Paris, with photographs by Juergen Teller.
Also in this action-packed 450+ page issue:
Next-gen super-stylist Ibrahim Kamara uses the language of fashion to challenge every stereotype. Kamara’s looks of the season are photographed by Paolo Roversi.
Fashion’s new wunderkind, costume designer Tomo Koizumi, in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, on navigating the industry with a helping hand from Marc Jacobs and Katie Grand, and photographed by Juergen Teller.
Young Turks, the record label that could teach luxury fashion houses a thing or two. A mega-triptych feature includes YT founder Caius Pawson in conversation about the fostering of creative genius. Meanwhile, The xx’s 10-year anniversary clothing collaboration with Raf Simons. Peter Saville on the question, “What is Merch?”, before presenting a cross-cultural project between dance troup LEV, and YT artists Jamie xx and Koreless, photographed by Harley Weir.
Master milliner Stephen Jones on a lifelong of legendary hats, as told to Tim Blanks and photographed by Juergen Teller.
Reluctant fashion ‘icon’ and cult musician Leslie Winer reconsiders the places and times of her life less ordinary, as told to long-time confidant Jerry Stafford, with photographs by Anton Corbijn.
Pierre Hardy on 20 years of fashioning footwear, with a retrospective portfolio photographed by Erwan Frotin.
An intimate look into the backstage life of designer Erdem Moralıoğlu.
Michael Kors answers his bespoke “Aviator Questionnaire” by Loïc Prigent.
Plus, Garance Doré on escaping fashion week for good, Huang Hung on the queer eye for Chinese guys, and Noah Wunsch on why today’s sneakerheads shop at Sotheby’s, with illustrations by Jean-Philippe Delhomm.
And much more besides...