CR September: The Fashion issue

CR’s September issue is dedicated to all things fashion. We have a feature on the work of Hussein Chalayan, interviews with Iris van Herpen, Nick Knight and Paul Weller; plus a look at clothing company Knyttan, Pylot magazine, pop-ups and Harvey Nichols…

The issue opens with a look at our project with JCDecaux, where we exhibited the work of 20 outstanding new graduates on billboards around the UK. We also examine the Lexus hoverboard, Penguin’s new series of craft-inspired book covers and the design of the Chemical Brothers’ latest live show. Our regular columnist, Daniel Benneworth-Gray, muses on the benefits that commuting can have on the creative mind (no really).

Our fashion-themed section kicks off with an interview with Paul Weller – musician, songwriter and now clothing label-founder. Antonia Wilson talks to him about his new menswear brand, Real Stars Are Rare.

Next up, Rachael Steven meets one of the creatives behind Knyttan, the knitwear brand that combines tradition making techniques with cutting-edge digital technology.

Editor of Fashion and Beauty Monitor, Sarah Penny, looks at the rise of the fashion blogger and ‘Instagram Influencers’…

… while CR’s Antonia puts some questions to Pylot magazine – with its all-analogue / no-retouching ethos, it’s one of the most interesting fashion titles around.

Antonia also talks to We Are Pop Up, the company that brings together interesting ventures with temporary spaces in cities around world.

We then have a handy A-Z of celebrity influencers in fashion from Nina Tsang and Sarah Mawson of talent engagement resource, Celebrity Intelligence.

Patrick Burgoyne talks to designer Hussein Chalayan as he prepares to open his first London store – with exclusive photography by Ryan Hopkinson, Hana Al Sayed and Gemma Fletcher.


SHOWStudio founder Nick Knight talks to Eliza Williams about 15 years of the influential fashion website.

Amsterdam-based designer Iris van Herpen and her creative collaborator Jerry Stafford talk to CR’s Patrick about her innovative use of technology and materials.



And lastly, Eliza examines luxury and fashion brand Harvey Nichols’ cheeky – and provocative – marketing approach.

In Crit, Rick Poynor examines a new survey of concrete poetry from the turn of the millennium onwards; while in his Art Directing the Idea column, Paul Belford looks at a classic Philippe Apeloig poster and consider why, sometimes, you just have to do things yourself.

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