System Magazine, Issue 16
System explores with style and substance the dialogues at the heart of the global fashion industry. Its biannual magazine offers exclusive long-format conversations with fashion’s most relevant, most powerful and most opinionated individuals, accompanied by portfolios created by the industry’s most in-demand image-makers. Exploring and commenting on fashion’s constantly shifting landscape, System is a platform for deep thoughts and real opinions – shared within the industry and, in turn, influencing the broader world. United Kingdom.
In the issue: Over the past 18 months, stylist Ibrahim Kamara and photographer Rafael Pavarotti have emerged as a potent new force in fashion image-making. The duo are interviewed and present their latest work in a brand new 82-page fashion portfolio entitled ‘Your dreams are my dreams’, styled by Kamara and photographed by Pavarotti; Thebe Magugu in conversation with curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, in which the Johannesburg-based designer and 2019’s LVMH Prize winner reflects on how he uses fashion both to celebrate and interrogate the rich history of his homeland South Africa, photographed by Tim Elkaïm and styling by Agata Belcen; Photographer Mark Lebon transformed a garage in 1980s London into a creative playground known as Crunch and became the catalyst for a sprawling countercultural scene that continues to influence fashion today. System explores the people and legacy of Crunch, while presenting a new portfolio of work focused on a fashion story collaboration between Lebon and stylist Amanda Harlech. With contributions and recollections from the likes of John Galliano, Nick Knight, Kim Jones, Mario Sorrenti, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Glen Luchford, Tyrone Lebon, and many more; Performance artist Vinson Fraley, Jr. and photographer Mario Sorrenti collaborate on a statement-making portfolio and conversation that leans beyond choreography and into abstraction, featuring the underwear of menswear designer Ludovic de Saint Sernin; Fashion historian Olivier Saillard meets Paris couture’s discreet radical Adeline André, with photographs by Maxime Imbert and styling by Camille Bidault-Waddington; Hung Huang on how post-lockdown shopping in China is keeping the industry afloat; Mahmoud ‘Mo’ Mfinanga on how today’s most important photographers are those who have been silenced; Mohamed Megdoul on why gaming holds the future for fashion; Bryanboy answers his bespoke ‘Shopping Questionnaire’ by Loïc Prigent, and more! PLUS each copy if System is accompanied by an exclusive 70-page Coach supplement, exploring the American brand’s recent collaboration with Juergen Teller featuring the 16-strong ‘Coach family’ including Kaia Gerber and Hari Nef in New York, Kate Moss and Lexi Boling in London, and Xiao Wen Ju in Shanghai, to name a few.
9 x 12", 310 pages
A NOTE ON PRICING: This is a first round of specially imported copies. While its not guaranteed, we do hope to receive additional copies through regular Canadian distribution channels, which trickle in 6-8 weeks after an EU/UK newsstand release. The copies via Canadian distributors are often a bit less expensive and our unit price may fluctuate accordingly as they arrive.