Issue 1, Winter 2005, "The City", Photograph by Peter Gherke
Issue 2, Summer 2006, "Escapism", Photograph by Andrea Larsson
Issue 3, Winter 2006, "Education", Photograph by Lord Snowdon
Issue 4, Summer 2007, "Playfulness", Photograph by Benjamin Alexander Huseby
Issue 5, Winter 2007, "Elegance", Photograph by Paul Wetherell
Issue 6, Summer 2008, "Exoticism", Photograph by Terry Tsiolis
Issue 7, Winter 2008, "Tradition", Photograph by Daniel Jackson
Issue 8, Summer 2009, "Eroticism", Photograph by Daniel Jackson
Issue 9, Winter 2009, "Art and Spirituality", Photograph by Paolo Roversi
Issue 10, Summer 2010, "Legendary Parties", Photograph by Daniel Jackson
Issue 11, Winter 2010, "The Studio Issue", Photograph by Bruce Bernard
Isuue 12, Summer 2011, "The Youth Issue", Photograph by Daniel Jackson
Isuue 13, Winter 2011, "The Body Issue", Photograph by Julia Hetta
My mag store is finally stocking this & I just got issue #5. This is one of the most brilliant magazines I have ever seen but it is especially a wonderful read. I'm in love. The theme of issue #5 is Elegance & the Guest Editor is Lars Nilsson. The contributors are: Albert Cocker, Anja Stang, Geir Haraldseth, Hans Feurer, Jacob Brown, Jenny Vĺgan, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Jonas Raam, Johanna Agerman, Joanna von Mulder, Katerina Jebb, Mats Gustafson, Paul Wetherell, Peter Schlesinger, Peter McNeil & Sarah Moon. The interviews...to name a few...are with Jarvis Cocker & Camille Bidault-Wallington, Manolo Blahnik, Sabisha, Lesage & Alber Elbaz (honestly I cried when I read his interview...it was wonderful!)
Me got this issue a few months ago..I cried as well. I will scan this for everybody someday!
IMO #13 is the best issue they've done so far. The Lillian Bassman images/interview is amazing... plus there is a separate booklet: Bassman/Himmel. The Roversi images are so incredibly beautiful. I've seen a few of them online but not the entire set. A brilliant interview with him as well.
I'm really happy I finally got this. So much to read and look at. 256 pages and perfect bound this time.
I remember that the magazine was for free during the first five issues and I managed to pick up three issues due to the great format and interesting cover images. However I first realized how amazing the magazine was once I started exploring the content. It's lke a luxurious library of cultural and fashion art.
acne paper is truly the cerebral person's fashion bible. it is what mags like purple and o32c used to be,imo. and with the current state of a flurry of indie fashion magazines selling themselves out it's nice to see things like acne remain so pure in their respective context.
I'm wondering what contents they'll bring with such a generic (in the sense that it could include everything) theme. But I'm excited about it, and i love Serra's and Baryshnikov's covers. I doubt they'll be able to top their latest issue though, which is probably their best to date (imo)
Marte Mei Van Haaster by Viviane Sassen / Mattias Karlsson
Alana Zimmer by Andreas Larsson / Mattias Karlsson
Karlie Kloss by Roe Ethridge / Marie Chaix
Mathias Laurisden by David Armstrong / Mattias Karlsson
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