Printing Fashion is a publication exploring the culture of printed fashion. It investigates the production and consumption of fashion publications while reflecting on the fashionability of printed media at the time of the digital. Printing Fashion analyses the magazine as a space of creation of imaginaries and creative encounters; but it also discloses the economic transactions, the conventions, the labour, the value exchanges, the material value, the hidden practices and figures that surround the making of a magazine. Each year the magazine focuses on a specific theme, reporting the experience of the people that produce, theorize and work in - and with - the magazine: printers, editors, academics, curators, photographers, stylists, translators, researchers, collectors, interns, advertisers, students, distributors, copywriters and many more. Created in collaboration with graphic designer Monica Fraile Morisson, the magazine is founded by Justin Morin and Marco Pecorari within the MA in Fashion Studies at The New School Parsons Paris. It is produced and distributed by KD Presse.
The second issue of Printing Fashion focuses on the theme of value. This issue investigates the economic transactions behind the making of the magazine, the cost and conventions of print, the placement of advertisements in magazines, precarity in image-making and criticism, but also the necessity of a magazine and its creators to expand their revenues beyond the pages of the magazine. This edition will also explore the issue of value in relation to the ideologies and missions of magazines to investigate their capacity to be vectors for discourses on inclusivity while disrupting normative imaginaries in contemporary culture. The issue includes conversations between different editors, stylists, curators, photographers and academics such as Brune Buonomano (BETC Etoile Rouge), Marie Amélie Sauvé (Mastermind), Renaud Cambuzat (Common Language), Tiffany Godoy (@th_rlty_shw), Alessandro Ludovico
(Winchester School of Art – Neural), Pascal Monfort (In Corpore Sano), Louis Philippe de Gagoue (Nikkou Magazine), Yann Weber (Antidote Magazine), Peter Behrman de Sinety (Purple Magazine), Laura Gardner (RMIT University – Mode and Mode), Revue Faire, RareBookParis, Jonathan Square, (Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom), Elise By Olsen (International Library of Fashion Research) and Stefano Tonchi.
The first issue of Printing Fashion focuses on time.
We investigates the multiple relations that magazines develop with time: from the time of creation of visual and textual content to the moment of printing and distribution; from the ways in which a magazine encapsulate ephemerality to the afterlife of magazine and their role in private and public archives.