F-F-F-F-Fashion: CR October issue

The October issue of CR is a fashion special with features on the future of the shop, fashion and film, the influence of Instagram, one of our readers' favourite labels, Folk, and how the humble carrier bag has become a collectors' item

We talk to Folk founder Cathal McAteer and to the brand's regular graphic design collaborators IYA Studio about the brand that has found a place in many a CR reader's wardrobe


Plus, we feature Tripl Stitched, a new British-made shirt brand that is collaborating with up and coming illustrators such as Jack Cunningham (whose work appears on our cover this month). And, CR subscribers can get 25% off Tripl Stitched shirts, go here for details of how to claim it


Now that we do so much browsing and buying online, what is the future for fashion retailers on the high street? Rachael Steven looks at how the likes of Dover Street Market, Prada and The Apartment by The Line in New York ("the place to discover and purchase some of our favorite things in the intimate context of a home") are providing shoppers with unique experiences


The shift from photography to film as the medium of choice for many fashion brands has been underway for some time: Eliza Williams looks at how the genre has matured and even started to learn to laugh at itself a little


Antonia Wilson charts the rise of the Instagram fashion bloggers and thier growing influence with the brands they feature


For fashion stores, the carrier bag is a valuable piece of advertising real estate and an important brand communications platform: for collectors, they are artefacts of cultural history. Antonia Wilson reports


In Crit this month, Nick Asbury reviews new book Read Me: Ten Lessons for Writing Great Copy


While Paul Belford bemoans the standard of current VW advertising in comparison to the brilliant work featured in the updated edition of Remember Those Great Volkswagen Ads?


And our regular columnist Daniel Benneworth-Gray muses on the many choices designers have to make while Michael Evamy explores the enduring appeal of using animals in logos


Plus, for subscribers, we have a special Monograph this month featuring our pick of the ilustrations we have commissioned for the magazine over the past five years. Every issue of CR features work commissioned from young and extablished illustrators, here our art director, Paul Pensom, chooses some of his favourites


If you are not yet a subscriber to CR in print, we have a special offer this month: a free Rotring 500 mechanical drafting pencil for every new subscriber. To subscribe, please go here