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The idea of doing a StyleZeitgeist magazine actually came from my friend Florian Schmitt over dinner in New York while we were reminiscing about the golden days of independent fashion magazines. I said that I would consider it if his creative agency, Hi-Res!, designed it. Florian agreed.

 

I thought about it some more. All the building blocks were in place, including the influence of StyleZeitgeist the forum and my own career as a fashion journalist, both of which resulted in building solid relationships. Around the same time I met Daniel Franco, another forum member, and together we decided to take a stab at it. We produced five print volumes to much critical acclaim and little revenue. After the five Daniel left to pursue other projects, and I decided to take the magazine entirely digital. The print issues remain one of my most cherished achievements. I daresay we have punched way above our weight with them.

 

The list of people to thank for realizing this nearly impossible project is long. I am particularly grateful to the two designers I hold dearest to my heart; Ann Demeulemeester for letting me into her world, and for extending her friendships with PJ Harvey and Jamie Bouchert, and Rick Owens for graciously contributing to our first and last volume.

 

– Eugene Rabkin, Editor-in-Chief

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    Vol
    5
    Rick Owens
    My Library
    by
    Rick Owens

    Rick Owens describes his favorite books for us and lets us into his house for an intimate look at his library.

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    Vol
    5
    Thom Browne
    Grayscale Rainbow
    by
    Eugene Rabkin

    Thom Browne and his weird and wonderful world from our unique perspective.

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    Vol
    5
    Ann Demeulemeester's
    Men
    Photography by
    Erik Madigan Heck

    A men’s editorial consisting of the archive of Demeulemeester’s menswear, shot in New York and in print for the first time.

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    Vol
    5
    Balance
    Women's editorial
    Photography by
    Christos Karantzolas

    Women’s editorial featuring Comme des Garçons, Ann Demeulemeester, Gareth Pugh and much more. Styled by Christine de Lassus.

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    Vol
    5
    Yang Li
    Manager of chaos
    by
    Jana Melkumova-Reynolds

    A profile of the rising young London designer Yang Li.

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    Vol
    5
    Nico Uytterhaegen
    I'm not here
    by
    Philippe Pourhashemi

    A profile of one of the most interesting Belgian designers working today.

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    Vol
    5
    Delfine
    Women's editorial
    Photography by
    Cici Olsson

    Editorial featuring Delfine Bafort, styled by Philippe Pourhashemi.

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    Vol
    5
    Faces of the zeitgeist
    Portrait series
    Photography by
    Arto P.

    A portrait series of designers we love, including Rick Owens, Boris Bidjan Saberi, Issei Fujita, Maurizo Amadei, and more.

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    Vol
    5
    Gerhard Steidl
    PRINT THAT MATTERS
    by
    Eugene Rabkin

    We were incredibly privileged to profile one of the most influential art book publishers in the world and the last true artisan of printing, including a visit to Steidl headquarters in Gottingen, Germany.

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    Vol
    5
    Cope-Arnold
    From the ground up
    by
    Matin Momen

    A profile of the talented photography duo of Nicholas Alan Cope and Dustin Arnold, one of whose images graces our cover.

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    Vol
    5
    Katsu Naito
    No place for you
    by
    Matin Momen

    A profile of the Japanese-born photographer who documented lives of transvestite prostitutes in the meatpacking district of New York.

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    Vol
    5
    Michael Verheyden
    Silence has broken
    by
    Veerle Windels

    A profile of one of the hottest Belgian product designers who went from designing bags to furnishings.

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    Vol
    5
    Replicant
    Men's editorial
    Photography by
    Wenjun Miakoda Liang

    Men’s editorial, featuring Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens, Boris Bidjan Saberi and more, styled by Eugene Rabkin.

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    Vol
    5
    Heroine
    Women's editorial
    Photography by
    Axl Jensen

    Women’s editorial, with clothes by Haider Ackermann, Ann Demeulemeester, Yang Li, and more. Styled by Guido Werth and Leonie von Lieres.

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    Vol
    4
    Dries Van Noten
    True romance
    by
    Marleen Daniels

    In our flagship article, Philippe Pourhashemi interviews the Belgian designer Dries Van Noten, with exclusive photography of Van Noten’s Antwerp Studio by Marleen Daniels.

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    Vol
    4
    M.A.+BY MAURIZIO AMADEI
    Work in progress

    We continue our Work in Process series by following the development of the F/W 2013 collection at m.a.+

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    Vol
    4
    AITOR THROUP
    MAKE IT NEW

    In this definitive, five-and-a-half thousand word article on the designer Aitor Throup, Eugene Rabkin examines his work philosophy.

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    Vol
    4
    MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
    MARTIN POVERA
    Photography by
    Cici Olsson

    In this exclusive photo essay, Cici Olsson photographs the rarely seen Paris atelier of Maison Martin Margiela where the artisanal line 11 is produced by hand.

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    Vol
    4
    ZONE
    EDITORIAL

    In this editorial we pay homage to Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. Shot on location in Breezy Point, New York, after hurricane Sandy.

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    Vol
    4
    THOMAS HOOPER
    THIS LIGHT IS DIVINE

    In this article Daniel Franco talks to the tattoo artist Thomas Hooper about his work and influences. Thomas Hooper also designed our cover.

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    Vol
    4
    RONALD STOOPS
    JAGGED EDGE

    Veerle Windels profiles the legendary Belgian duo of the photographer Ronald Stoops and his wife, the makeup artist Inge Grognard

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    Vol
    4
    SEVENTH SEAL
    EDITORIAL

    In this editorial we reinterpret Ingmar Bergman’s iconic film, The Seventh Seal

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    Vol
    4
    ALEXEY TITARENKO
    SO THIS IS 1992

    In this article, Matin Momen sits down with the Russian-born photographer to discuss his ethereal work.

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    Vol
    4
    STUDIO
    EDITORIAL

    Julien Claessens and Thomas Deschamps photograph Kim Peers in this editorial.

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    Vol
    4
    LINDA LOPPA
    PAST AND PRESENT

    Eugene Rabkin profiles Linda Loppa, the former head of the fashion department of the Antwerp Royal Academy and the current head of Polimoda in Florence.

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    Vol
    4
    FE-MALE
    EDITORIAL

    In this women’s editorial all clothes are by Carol Christian Poell.

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    Vol
    3
    COMME DES GARCONS
    PERFUME

    In this extensive article, Eugene Rabkin and Dane Penney explore the world of Comme des Garcons perfumery, interviewing the designer Rei Kawakubo, her husband and the head of operations Adrian Joffee, and the creative director Christian Austeguivelle. Plus, our Parisian photographer Leonardo Comez-Ferenczi takes a bunch of CdG perfumes on an anti-beauty shoot throughout Europe.

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    Vol
    3
    A.F. VANDEVORST
    INDEPENDENT

    In this interview, Philippe Pourhashemi goes to the Antwerp studio of A.F.Vandevorst to find out what makes the husband-and-wife design duo tick. With original photography of A.F. Vandevorst’s studio by Julian Claessens and other rare imagery.

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    Vol
    3
    SARAH MOON
    MEMORY & DESIRE

    Our arts editor, Matin Momen, catches up with the iconic photographer Sarah Moon in an intimate and candid conversation on her trip to New York last spring.

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    Vol
    3
    JAMIE
    editorial

    In this women’s editorial Jennifer Tzar shoots Jamie Bochert in an abandoned church in Bushwick, Brooklyn that is now an artist squat. Styled by Christine de Lassus.

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    Vol
    3
    BORIS BIDJAN SABERI
    THE BRUTAL WAY

    Derek Gallen goes to Barcelona to visit Boris Bidjan Saberi’s studio and immerses himself into Saberi’s intricate universe deeply informed by his formative years. With original photography by Alex Cruces.

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    Vol
    3
    WERKSTATT:MUNCHEN
    WORK IN PROCESS

    We continue our Work in Process series of photo essays that honors artisanal methods of production. Our photo editor, Arto Puolimatka, goes to Munich to document the ring-making process by the master jeweler Klaus Lohmeyer of Werkstatt:Munchen.

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    Vol
    3
    FREYJA
    editorial

    In this women’s editorial named after a goddess in Norse mythology, photographer Jeff P. Elstone II shoots Christina Kruse on Whitebridge horse farm in Connecticut. Styled by James M. Rosenthal.

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    Vol
    3
    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
    TRIPTYCH

    Eugene Rabkin reviews three books, a photo monograph, a biography and a history of collections, on the late English designer Alexander McQueen, all out this fall.

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    Vol
    3
    RAD HOURANI
    HAUTE COUTURE #9

    In this photo essay, Rad Hourani documents his first unisex haute couture collection.

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    Vol
    3
    CHRISTIAN WIJNANTS
    WHITE THREAD

    Our Belgian fashion guru, Veerle Windels, interviews Christian Wijnants, the under-radar Antwerp designer who recently won the Woolmark prize.

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    Vol
    3
    THE ROAD

    Balarama Heller shoots Carlos Santolalla in this men’s editorial loosely based on a nomadic theme.

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    Vol
    3
    HAROLD KODA & ANDREW BOLTON
    SPIDERMAN + INVISIBLE EQUITY GUY

    In this interview, our senior editor Cintra Wilson engages in a coversation about the state of fashion with the curators of The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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    Vol
    2
    PJ HARVEY | ANN DEMEULEMEESTER | PATRICK ROBYN

    In our flagship article, Eugene Rabkin goes to England and Belgium to report on the intimate friendship and creative exchange between the singer PJ Harvey and the designer Ann Demeulemeester and her husband, the photographer Patrick Robyn. With six full-page exclusive photographs of PJ Harvey by Patrick Robyn, shot at Demeulemeester’s studio in Antwerp.

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    Vol
    2
    LUMEN ET UMBRA: CONCEPT - EXECUTION

    Daniel Franco looks at what inspires Issei Fujita and how he translates the abstract nature of those influences into concreteness of the garments.

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    Vol
    2
    SRULI RECHT

    We travel to Iceland to profile Sruli Recht, the designer who crafts his otherworldly creations in Reykjavik, Iceland out of everything he can get his hands on, from shark hides to black diamonds.

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    Vol
    2
    JOSEPH BEUYS
    AMERICA STILL LIKES ME

    In our men’s editorial, we pay homage to the iconic performance piece, I Like America and America Likes Me, by the German artist Joseph Beuys. Shot in Brooklyn by Jeff P. Elstone II with clothes by Ann Demeulemeester, Paul Harnden, Geoffrey B. Small, Forme d’Expression, Lost & Found, and Guidi.

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    Vol
    2
    JANTINE VAN PESKI
    ANGELS FROM THE NORTH

    Our Belgian correspondent, Veerle Windels, writes about one of the most promising designers the Antwerp Royal Academy has produced in the last years.

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    Vol
    2
    THE ICELANDIC BLUE

    In this women’s editorial, photographer Erik Madigan Heck dwells on the color blue in nature and clothing. Shot in New York City and Iceland with clothes by Haider Ackermann, Jean Paul Gaultier, A.F. Vandevorst, and Rodarte, among others.

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    Vol
    2
    AOI KOTSUHIROI
    EXOTIC REGRETS

    Irina Salimov and Anna Frost try to find out what makes Aoi Kotsuhiroi, the elusive Japanese-born “object maker” tick, and what lies behind her esoteric footwear and jewelry.

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    Vol
    2
    NOMAD
    NEW YORK CITY

    Our photo editor Arto Puolimatka compiles a visual essay from the eerie photos of New York City that he has taken throughout six years of wondering the streets.

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    Vol
    2
    VALERIE STEELE
    NERVES OF STEELE

    Cintra Wilson, our irreverent senior editor, gets together with Valerie Steele, the most revered fashion scholar and the director of the Museum of Fashion at FIT, to talk about the state of contemporary fashion and Daphne Guinness.

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    Vol
    2
    DEBORAH TURBEVILLE
    PICTURE IMPERFECT

    Eugene Rabkin talks to Deborah Turbeville, one of the luminaries of contemporary photography, about the influence of literature on her work and her unique aesthetic. With exclusive photography of Turbeville’s archives and her New York City apartment by Turbeville’s art director Tuomas Korpijaakko.

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    Vol
    2
    OPUS 40

    In this women’s editorial, photographer Jennifer Tzar travels to OPUS 40 with two models and a heap of clothes from the likes of Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, A.F. Vandevorst, and Zero + Maria Cornejo.

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    Vol
    2
    WHATEVER

    Rex Butler, our resident art critic, writes about the culture of permissiveness in the worlds of fashion and art. Can a fashion designer or an artist rebel when everything is allowed? Does he have the power to subvert conventions when his rebellion is instantly lauded? Have the likes of Alexander McQueen and Jason Rhoades, who both died young, mattered in that sense? Do you care? Whatever.

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    Vol
    1
    RICK OWENS
    ROLE MODELS
    by
    Rick Owens

    In a series of vignettes Rick Owens writes about all the wonderful and weird people, from drag queens to architects, that inspire him.

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    Vol
    1
    GUIDI
    WORK IN PROGRESS

    In 27 black-and-white photographs exclusive to our magazine Leonard Gomes-Ferenczi captures each step of artisanal production of GUIDI’s 998 boot.

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    Vol
    1
    LOST & FOUND
    WANDERLUST
    by
    Eugene Rabkin

    Ria Dunn, the designer behind Lost & Found, and her husband, the photographer Alessandro Esteri, talk about their love of traveling, the exotic places they have visited and about the transfer of their intangible experiences onto photographs and clothes.

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    Vol
    1
    KARLO STEEL
    THREE DECADES IN A CLOSET
    by
    Cintra Wilson

    Our senior editor, Cintra Wilson, talks with the co-owner of the iconic New York menswear boutique, Atelier, about his obsession with magazines and the trajectory of fashion in the past thirty years.

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    Vol
    1
    NARCISSUS & GOLDMUND
    Photography by
    Jeff P. Elstone II

    In this epic editorial shot at Fort Tryon in New York City, the photographer Jeff P. Elstone II reimagines the classic story by Herman Hesse that deals with our Dionysian and Apollonian nature and the search for meaning and self-actualization. With clothes by Yohji Yamamoto, Julius, Number (N)ine, Lost & Found and Sruli Recht, among others.

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    Vol
    1
    KEI KAGAMI
    GHOST IN THE MACHINE
    by
    Anna Frost

    The elusive, cult London designer talks with Anna Frost about the fusion of the organic and the mechanical in his work.

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    Vol
    1
    IRIS VAN HERPEN
    3D COUTRE
    by
    Veerle Windels

    The legendary Belgian fashion journalist, Veerle Windels, writes about the Dutch designer whose unconventional methods of production, three-dimensional printing, is turning haute couture upside down.

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    Vol
    1
    UNTITLED NO.1
    Photography by
    Erik Madigan Heck

    In this stark and minimalist editorial, Erik Madigan Heck captures what fashion is about – beautiful, unconventional clothes. Featuring Ann Demeulemeester, Haider Ackermann, Yohji Yamamoto, and A.F.Vandevorst

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    Vol
    1
    HUSSEIN CHALAYAN
    NEW ANTHROPOLOGY
    by
    Megan Huston

    Megan Huston, our resident intellectual par excellence, looks at the work of Hussein Chalayan, one of the few conceptual designers that truly merit the name, through the prism of his new monograph.

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    Vol
    1
    AUGUST SANDER
    SEEING. OBSERVING. THINKING.
    by
    Eugene Rabkin

    In this exclusive to our magazine interview, Gerd Sander, August Sander’s grandson, discusses his grandfather’s work and influence. With 11 photos, some rare or previously unpublished, this incredible 4000-word article spans 18 pages of our magazine.

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    Vol
    1
    ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU
    CINEMA IN CRISIS
    by
    Eugene Rabkin

    In this extensive interview, the incredibly prolific Mexican film director talks about the influence of existentialism on his work.

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    Vol
    1
    COLIN MCCAHON
    NEW ZEALAND PURE
    by
    Rex Butler

    Rex Butler, an art history professor at The University of Queensland, writes about the legacy of one of the most important and underrated contemporary artists.

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