Issue 16 Fashion and Writing English 2018 224 pages in color 9 x 11 in.

PARIS, LA 16–a tenth anniversary special—focuses on the dual themes of fashion and writing. Fashion is the creative field where the representation of self goes into effect: the image. Writing is a method, a language, that gives birth to the inner-self: thought. In both cases it is a question of self-expression in relation with others, in image and in thought. It is our way to make sense with the rest of our community. But what happens now in the aftermath of the technological revolution, now that we realize we all share a common time and space together?

In our current age that seems to trip forward with speed, and blindness (particularly in the U.S.), we felt it necessary to bring together in a tango these binary themes, and simply observe their circling realities.


Cover: Michèle Lamy by Katerina Jebb

Poster: Marisa Berenson by Katerina Jebb and Dorothée Perret

The Great Someone
Massimiliano Mocchia di Coggiola on dandyism, in words and images

Decoding the fashion system—Florence Müller in conversation with Anne Couillaud

Straight Outta Switzerland
Ramon Hungerbühler and Fabian Marti talk skate brands, art, and the Kronenhalle

Independent Lines
Commes des GarçonsAdrian Joffe on the business of fashion—an interview

Dream House NYC
A photographic essay on youth by Tobias Madison

Death Deluxe
An intermittent portfolio by Item Idem

Wyatt Kahn—Three Phrases
A portrait of the artist in the digital era

Time, Context, Object—The Parkett Story
A conversation with Bice Curiger and Jacqueline Burckhardt

Noir Kei Ninomiya
A visual essay on fashion by Marie Angeletti

Setsuko and the Magic Kimono
Setsuko Klossowska de Rola Portraits by Katerina Jebb, essay by Dorothée Perret

Cédric Drawing Lotta
Cédric Rivrain captures Lotta Volkova, and essayist Rodrigue Fondeviolle captures Cédric

Archives 1985–2018
Jean-François Lepage—a selection

Selected Paintings
Recent work by Cassi Namoda

Warm Bodies, No Sesso—The Art of Pierre Davis
Photographs by Dicko Chan, Todd Cole, and Clifford King

Women Recovering Our Clothes
The landmark essay by the late Iris Marion Young

Will Benedict
A visual essay on the art of the hairdo, starring Julie Verhoeven

Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss talk to Helena Papadopoulos of Radio Athènes

Hybrid “I”
Tisa Bryant, Anelise Chen, Chris Kraus, and Q.M. Zhang in conversation

Questions of Representation
An interview with writer and performance artist Malik Gaines by Barlo Perry

Fire and Ice
What is “contemporary jewelry” in the context of art and fashion? Anne Dressen explains

The endangered western landscapes of David Benjamin Sherry

The Energy of Joy
Let Hilton Als enlighten you—a conversation with David Bridel and Mary-Alice Daniel