DARK ROOM: Antwerp’s HORNOF.TV Debuts on 032c

Fresh out of Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, HORNOF.TV is the brainchild of womenswear designer Frederick Hornof. Both a luxury brand and a URL, Hornof.tv promotes its first collection with the first in a series of short cinematic clips directed by LEE WEI SWEE that will accompany a direct-to-consumer website. With Burberry’s announcement last week…
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Why SAINT LAURENT Invitations Are Extremely Collectible Art Editions

Hedi Slimane’s growing series of invitation booklets for SAINT LAURENT encapsulates the designer’s goal to mutate the contemporary culture of Los Angeles with Parisian haute tradition and craft. Each book is around 100 pages, perfect-bound between a black notebook cover, and designed by a different LA-based artist. And as veritable art editions disguised as invitations, they are also the …
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SUSANNE PFEFFER: How Art’s POST-HUMAN TURN Began in Kassel

Since taking over Kassel’s Fridericianum in 2013, curator Susanne Pfeffer has turned Europe’s oldest museum (founded in 1779) into a platform for a mode of art practice that is purpose built for a post-human century. And, in a recent announcement, she has been named the curator of the German Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.…
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A Rose By Any Other Name: MATTHEW WILLIAMS and ALYX Go Medieval in Ferrara

“A foundation built on the undercurrent.” — This is how Matthew Williams describes his womenswear label ALYX. After establishing himself as a photographer and creative director, the New York-based Williams has devoted himself to ready-to-wear and accessories inspired by a melange of global subcultures. ALYX is luxury subverted, dissolved, and reconstituted into a shadow of…
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SEX with PANTS: MARTINE ROSE Visits the 70s in Her AW16 Fashion Film

Behind a wall of glass tiles, a lone boy polishes his shoes in a VHS-soaked purple-pink living room. Shirtless, his muscles flex as he scuffs his polishing rag to the throbbing beat of a dark disco song. He is the star and co-star in a “pornography for one”: a man, some venetian blinds, and a…
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“PUPPY-DOG OPTIMISM”

We are happy to announce that 032c editor-in-chief JOERG KOCH has been appointed to be also the editor-in-chief of the global e-commerce platform SSENSE. For more information, please read BUSINESS OF FASHION’s feature on this event. http://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/creative-class/joerg-koch-032c-ssense-commerce-content-orthodoxy
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Slash’n’Lace: Welcome to the Couture of OTTOLINGER

032c sat down with Christa Bösch and Cosima Gadient from „Ottolinger“ and spoke with them about their first collection, their life between different cities and the secret behind Swiss chocolate.   032c: Is there a story behind the brandname Ottolinger? Ottolinger: It was the name on our neighbor’s doorbell at our first studio, and we…
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MIRRORS FOR PRINCES: Wigs, Mesh, and Life Lessons

In their new editorial for 032c.com, photographer ETIENNE SAINT-DENIS and stylist LU PHILIPPE GUILMETTE bring us the story of a skatepark waif’s sartorial education at the hands of his new godmother:   Photographer : Etienne Saint-Denis Stylist : Lu Philippe Guilmette Grooming : Rafael Estrella Dunn Models : Charlie Shulz @ Montage Models & Ana…
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Coup de Net: METAHAVEN’s “Black Transparency”

METAHAVEN’s newly released book Black Transparency: The Right to Know in the Age of Mass Surveillance (Sternberg Press, 2015) is a winding manual on the geopolitics of government secrecy and its combatants. Following up on their profile in Issue #26, 032c’s Thom Bettridge spoke with Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden of Metahaven.
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YNGVE HOLEN: Engines Turn, or Passengers Swim

Emerging from the 3D-printed rubble of Berlin’s “post-Internet” art scene, the Norwegian artist YNGVE HOLEN is a cold empiricist and a slapstick comedian. With sculptural test-subjects ranging from minor appliances (tea kettles and washing machines) to high-industrial behemoths (commercial airliners and CT scanners), his works map the anatomical features of a new human-machine eco-system.
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I am Curious, Blue: GARRETT “Issue 2”

Photographer MAXIME BALLESTEROS and stylist MARC GOEHRING brings us a blue and brooding stay-cation at Berlin’s Propellor Hotel, featuring accessories by GARRETT: Photography: Maxime Ballesteros Styling: Marc Goehring Model: Violet Wilson All Accessories: Garrett
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Choreographer ADAM LINDER Dances for Hire and Disrupts Contemporary Creative Economies

Through his touring “services,” Linder offers a critical reflection of his immediate art-showing environments, whether that be a buzzing art fair, a visual arts institution, or in the office of a private collector. As a service that can be bought (antithetical to most choreography) on an hourly basis, he imagines a format for dance outside the theatre, exposing the real-time economic …
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Sex is a Place: Leather by MELISSA TOFTON SS-16

At its core, this kind of sex is a feeling, the kind which makes you feel courageous without denying vulnerability. It's a dance between fantasy and reality, discreet yet strong. Clothes should feel sexy and sumptuous — not just look sexy.
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Out Now: 032c Issue #29 “Nest”

Federally approved in the United States in 1987, Prozac calmed the raw nerves of the 1980s and gave the 1990s a convivial peacefulness, an easy assuredness against panic. Something new, uncertain, and very magical was also afoot for publishing. The digital revolution that erupted in the middle of the decade gave everyone with an Internet…
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Adonis Wears Mink: GUCCI Mens Fall 2015

Shot here by photographer DOMINIK TARABANSKI for his story "Adonis," Gucci Mens Fall 2015 is filled with red hues, silk bows, and mink-lined loafers. ALESSANDRO MICHELE's new take on Gucci's jet-set ethos joyfully dances on the line between androgynous sophistication and bombastic dandification. The result is a feast for the eyes.
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HANS ULRICH OBRIST Speaks with Instagram Co-Inventor MIKE KRIEGER

Founded by MIKE KRIEGER (Technical Lead) and Kevin Systrom (CEO), Instagram launched in 2010. It now has over 300 million users and publishes 70 million images per day. Instagram disrupts every visual industry. HANS ULRICH OBRIST speaks with Mike Krieger, one of the two most influential men in fashion (and soon in art, too).
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032c Salutes Raf Simons’s Tenure at Dior

"If I could be completely anonymous, I would. But, these days, it's not possible anymore in fashion. Since working at Jil Sander, and especially since Dior, the whole thing is very global and exposed. It's over-the-top exposed and communicated. And that's not me as a person."
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Trance is a State of Mind: The Ghetto Biennial’s Museum of Trance

As part of this year’s Ghetto Biennial in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, German artist duo HENRIKE NAUMANN and BASTIAN HAGEDORN will create The Museum of Trance, a semi-ethnographical collection of almost-historical objects which tell the story of the early days of German trance music. Working on joint projects since 2011, Naumann and Hagedorn’s work often plays…
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032c VIDEO PREMIERE: DARKDRON

The post-apocalyptic streetwear brand Darkdron appeared out of thin air last month with a mysterious presentation in a bunker 65 meters beneath the outskirts of Moscow. Named after a fictional drone designed to "capture people's drama," the label (founded by Gio Forbice of Forfex shoes) merges 1980s Sci-Fi and slasher-film imagery with contemporary notions of transparency and occult secrecy. …
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VETEMENTS Special Commission by Hendrik Schneider and Erik Raynal

When VETEMENTS launched in early 2014, the design team behind the Parisian brand remained completely anonymous. Even with the reveal of its head designer, Georgian-born Demna Gvasalia, the brand continues to eschew the cult of personality. 032c presents a special commission of the up-and-coming brand, styled by Erik Raynal and shot by Hendrik Schneider ahead…
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“Friendly Reminder”: BRITTA THIE is Homeward Bound in the Penultimate Episode of “Translantics”

Berlin-based artist and model BRITTA THIE's web series Transatlantics wraps up its six episode run next week. In its penultimate episode, entitled "Friendly Reminder," we follow Thie as she travels back to visit her relatives (played by her real-life family). The episode, which was co-directed by Julia H. Burlingham and features music by Ville Haimala, premieres here alongside an excerpt of …
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ACRONYM’s Functional Intervention on the NIKE Air Force One

Take an Air Force One. Slice it in half. Bolt on a Zipper. Scribble on it with red marker. Put a foot in it. Repeat. Since its inaugural line in 2002, Berlin-based ACRONYM has re-programmed menswear with a laser-focus on functionality. After collaborating in an urban stealth-ops re-launch of Nike’s ACG label, Acronym’s Errolson Hugh…
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Lust & Sound: Man About Town MARK REEDER’s Forgotten 80s Berlin

When Manchester native MARK REEDER arrived in West Berlin in 1978, his first order of business was to make a unannounced visit to the pioneering German electronic musician Edgar Froese. Froese didn’t come to the door, but Reeder nevertheless managed to embed himself in Berlin’s underground music scene over the course of the next twenty…
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