System 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. Biannual. United Kingdom.
In this issue: System 13 celebrates the heady rise of Chinese social-media with cover stars Angelababy, Fan Chengcheng and Ni Ni, signifying the seismic changes we’re experiencing in society, economics, technology and fashion. Juergen Teller accompanied each of the three stars while they were on official brand ambassador duty at Dior, Givenchy and Gucci’s shows in February. Story by Hung Huang and Blake Abbie. Also in this issue: Marc Jacobs’ unabashed love letter to fashion. The designer in conversation with Alexander Fury and an intimate portfolio at Jacobs’ New York home, photographed by Juergen Teller; The emotional tale of fashion’s golden-age designer Christian Lacroix, as told to Tim Blanks, featuring Lacroix archive pieces from 1987-2009 photographed by Roe Ethridge and styled by Katie Grand; What can print do that digital cannot? A deep-thoughts survey on the state of magazines featuring 50 of the industry’s leading editors; An oral history examining the life and times of fashion’s serial avant-gardist Rudi Gernreich by Tim Blanks, including recollections by Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Issey Miyake, Pierre Cardin, Ed Ruscha, Rick Owens and Barbara Bain, and with archive and new Gernreich designs photographed by Robi Rodriguez and styled by Karen Langley; Anthony Vaccarello in conversation with Carine Bizet about taking the sacred house of Saint Laurent ‘Rive Droite’; From Shawn Stussy’s Tommy Boy staff jackets to Virgil Abloh’s ‘The Ten’, Nike’s collab king Fraser Cooke explores the most culturally influential collaborations of the past 25 years; Grace Wales Bonner speaks with Hans Ulrich Obrist about the history, identity and place that inform her rapidly-rising brand, and travels to Guadeloupe with photographers Durimel; An encounter between tailored clothing, long-lost elegance, and young French men of North African descent, photographed by Karim Sadli and styled by Joe McKenna; An intimate photographic look into the life and camera roll of designer Haider Ackermann; Derek Blasberg answers filmmaker Loïc Prigent’s bespoke questionnaire; Robin Givhan on surviving fashion month with a broken foot; Dominic McVey on his sustainable solution to the period poverty problem; and Shonagh Marshall on what Brexit means to British photography; plus Saint Laurent Rive Droite: an exclusive 66-page Juergen Teller portfolio showcasing creative director Anthony Vaccarello’s soon-to-be-available ‘collaborations product range’ for the forthcoming Saint Laurent Rive Droite store in Paris. Finally, issue 13 of System includes a limited edition Saint Laurent Rive Droite cover featuring Anthony Vaccarello photographed by Juergen Teller.