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London’s Haute Couture

AnOther Magazine S/S13
AnOther Magazine S/S13 Photography by Ben Toms, Styling by Robbie Spencer

This week Paris welcomes a new season of Haute Couture, an annual parade of intricate embellishment, ruffles, bustles and the first Schiaparelli runway show by new creative director, Marco Zanini. To celebrate, AnOther is looking to homegrown fans of the art, namely the couture and antique vintage collectors of London. From Grays Antiques, Rellik and Tin Tin Collectables (Alfie’s Antiques) to Jane Bourvis’ vi…

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Yellow Monday: Iconic Yellow Fashions

Debbie Harry in concert
Debbie Harry in concert

“How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.” So stated Van Gogh, and today on AnOther, we are channeling the power of yellow to create a cyber flash of sunshine to brighten up Blue Monday, the gloomiest day of the year. Symbolically the shade represents “youth, strength and divine immortality”, and in many cultures it was the colour of the Gods, an emblem of power that was taken on by kings, princes and emperors as a…

Yellow Monday: Dolly Parton’s Banana Pudding

Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton

Here at AnOther we have dedicated an entire day to the colour yellow, as a happy antidote to what is officially known as Blue Monday – the most depressing day of the year. So what better to banish the blues than an indulging in a deliciously decadent, sunshine coloured pudding, cooked up by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton.

Now entering the fifth decade of her career, with a rumoured Glastonbury performance o…

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Louis Vuitton A/W14: A Fierce Approach

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Louis Vuitton Menswear A/W14 Illustration by Clym Evernden

You would be correct in claiming that the name Kim Jones rings out as a leader, a visionary and power player in luxury menswear. His journey began in the early noughties when he infamously transformed our idea of luxury sportswear and in an instant distracted us from conventionality thus introducing us to the idea of a new kind of luxury.

Commercial knowledge and sheer creative genius combined are perhaps his recipe…

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Sundance Special: Allergy to Originality

Right now, the breathless gaze of the entire film world is on Park City, Utah, where the Sundance Film Festival is in full swing. But while we may be thousands of miles away from the stellar, snowbound action, a collaboration with Youtube has given global scope to the illustrious short film competition. This year there were 8,161 applications, which have been whittled down to a shortlist of 15, all of which are availa…

Paige Powell on Photographing Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Reclining Nude by Paige Powell
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Reclining Nude by Paige Powell

Paige Powell moved to New York exactly five days after John Lennon was shot in 1980. Determined to work for Interview magazine or Woody Allen, the ambitious arts graduate secured positions with both in less than a month. Powell was swiftly accepted into Andy Warhol’s inner Factory circle and became an Associate Publisher at Interview, where she was a contributing photographer and writer. By 1983 she was dating the…

A Shrink-Wrapped House

IAIN BAXTER&, Rebecca’s Bagged Place, 2013
IAIN BAXTER&, Rebecca’s Bagged Place, 2013 Photography by Marcus J. Leith

Who? When Alex Sainsbury purchased 56 and 58 Artillery Lane in Spitalfields in 2004, with a view to creating a non-profit contemporary exhibition space, he found himself with two pre-existing installations in the form of sisters Rebecca and Hannah Levy. The two ladies had occupied a three bedroom flat on the building’s fourth floor since their family moved there in 1918. Fond of the sisters and loath to disturb the…

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Photographs in Play-Doh

Nan and Brian in Bed, New York City, 1983 by Nan Goldin
Nan and Brian in Bed, New York City, 1983 by Nan Goldin Play-doh by Eleanor Macnair

It was for a round at a pub quiz that Eleanor Macnair made her first rendering of a photograph in Play-Doh – a work by photographer Clare Strand. As a laugh she tried it again at home, but when she received an overwhelming response after posting the results on Twitter, she decided it was time to start a tumblr. “I don’t have any background in Play-Doh rendering,” Macnair says. “I actually gave up art at age 14, so I feel like…

An Interview with Shaway Yeh

Modern Weekly Men's Issue A/W13
Modern Weekly Men’s Issue A/W13

Taiwanese-born Shaway Yeh has played a crucial role in developing global fashion in contemporary China. A graduate of New York University, she worked in Public Relations for Prada in China, organising the implementation of the brand, before moving to a career in the editorial world. After serving as editor-in-chief of Vogue China, then as Modern Weeky’s editorial director, she now heads the Modern Media Group….

The Jitrois Archives

Jitrois, Spring 1985
Jitrois, Spring 1985

In 1985, Jean Claude Jitrois photographed twenty-year-old Brooke Shields wearing embroidered leather in bright magenta, canary yellow and green. Capturing the maximalist aesthetic of the decade, one jacket was decorated by a cockerel (the symbol of France) while another piece featured a sleeve adorned with fruit. Jitrois was the first designer to inject colour into leather, and went on to develop the revolut…

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