032c Issue #44 “EDGLRD” Winter 2023/24
032c’s new Winter 2023/24 issue #44 “EDGLRD” is out now for orders, featuring cover stars Harmony Korine, RM of BTS, Yeat, Irina Shayk, Alton Mason, and Matthew Williams.
Herno’s 3D Signature
Herno’s essential pieces take center stage in the 3D Signature feature collection inspired by their must-haves.
Barrikadenwetter: Image Acts of Insurgency with WOLFGANG SCHEPPE
“Barrikadenwetter: Image Acts of Insurrection” at MACRO in Rome investigates the history of the barricade from the late Renaissance to today. PHILLIP PYLE talked to one of the curators of the show, philosopher WOLFGANG SCHEPPE, about images in relation to conflicts, antagonisms, and affects in an attempt to understand the barricade.By Phillip Pyle
Resurrecting an Airline: Air Afrique
“How can we make the magazine live outside of itself?” co-founders of Air Afrique, AMANDINE NANA and DJIBY KEBE talk to CLAIRE KORON ELAT about using the archive of an airline to create the future and recognizing neglected histories.By Claire Koron Elat
Matthew M. Williams’ Modern Timepiece
“I think great creative products, projects, and ideas come to fruition on their own.” Issue #44 cover star MATTHEW M. WILLIAMS talks to THOM BETTRIDGE about Philip Guston's turn to abstraction, Buddhist teachings, and his first foray into horology around a new collaboration between Audemars Piguet and 1017 ALYX 9SM.
By THOM BETTRIDGE
WILL BENEDICT’s French Cuisine
A reservation to Pandemonium, WILL BENEDICT's ensemble performance at the Pinault Collection, provided viewers with a feast – hyperbolizing the flamboyant world of French cuisine and nightlife. SHELLY REICH caught up with Benedict to discuss the one-night-only spectacle.
By Shelly Reich
WALTHER KÖNIG, Cologne
Congratulations to WALTHER KÖNIG, who is now the first bookseller and publisher to win the ART COLOGNE Award. In 2012, HANS ULRICH OBRIST caught up with KÖNIG, the man who built the best art bookstore in the world in 1960s Rhineland—and who still runs it.
By Hans Ulrich Obrist
Audemars Piguet x 1017 Alyx 9SM Dinner with 032c in Berlin
This Monday, we co-hosted a dinner to celebrate the launch of the new collaboration between Audemars Piguet and Matthew Williams’ 1017 Alyx 9SM. Click the article to see who attended.
Shadowboxing with AJOBYAJO
The theme of this fashion show was “SHADOW BOXING.” I fantasized about whether the adversaries I fought so fiercely were, in the end, myself. South Korean Designer and founder KIM SE HYUNG SE to ALMA LEANDRA about Converging punk cultures, streetwear aesthetics, and a commitment to strengthening the LGBTQ+ community with his brand AJOBYAJO.
By ALMA LEANDRA
Religious Services Ssense XX 032c
Blind faith has been out of vogue for some time now, and yet it has become increasingly impossible to know and increasingly essential to believe. Celebrating SSENSE’s 20th birthday, we re-created our Religious Services sweatshirt as a longsleeve, exclusively available on SSENSE.
Always Old, Always New: Dr. Martens Launches 14XX and Made Strong
“And when it makes you feel uneasy, it means that you’ve touched a nerve. Then you know that’s probably your best work.” DARREN MCKOY, Global Creative Director at Dr. Martens, talks to PHILLIP PYLE about the uncomfortable art of good design, his path from 1461s to 1460s, and the importance of heritage to the brand's future around the launch of 14XX.
By Phillip Pyle
CHET LO’s BDSM Sweaters
For designer CHET LO, a new collection is a way to talk about what he’s going through. That can be depression, his Buddhist upbringing, or receiving animosity for being gay. Here he also tells BETHANY WRIGHT about incorporating modern BDSM practices into his designs.
By Bethany Wright
The New American Dream Is Sponsored by Meta: ANA VIKTORIA DZINIC
“Every teenager now has the tools to become a master editor,” says artist ANA VIKTORIA DZINIC about the vibe shift of image making. In conversation with CLAIRE KORON ELAT, the two discuss the new American (influencer) dream, transitioning from professional to amateur, and when it’s acceptable to wear fake Gucci.By Claire Koron Elat
Dropping today, the “Stonecutter” series from 032c’s AW-23/24 collection includes the breakthrough hooded bomber, extra long leather coat, leather mini, and leather solo sleeve, which all feature aged dual-color leather that’s sleeked by what’s to come and creased by what already was.
Beautiful Aliens: KLÁRA HOSNEDLOVÁ
“Now some weeks have passed since I’ve seen an alien, which is the greatest sadness,” ESTELLE HOY writes in her essay on KLÁRA HOSNEDLOVÁ’s utopian works, allowing herself to be inhabited by their strangeness. This piece from 032c Issue #43 also features a shoot by photographer VITALI GELWICH and our fashion director RAS BARTRAM.By ESTELLE HOY
032c x B1OCK Warehouse Party in Hangzhou, China
The city Hangzhou is commonly known as “heaven on earth” in China. We made the ancient capital of the Southern Song Dynasty a little more hardcore last Saturday with a legendary warehouse party in collaboration with B1OCK Concept Store, celebrating the opening of our DESTINY’S CHILD collection pop-up during Shanghai Fashion Week.
“It’s very serious”: BAR ITALIA’s THE TWITS
“We’ve just got awful banter.” In their first-ever interview, stars of the British underground BAR ITALIA (Nina Cristante, Jezmi Tarik Fehmi, and Sam Fenton) talk to PHILLIP PYLE about the importance of humor, the “terrible” coffee but “really good” paninis at the namesake bar italia in Soho, and even star signs ahead of the release of their upcoming album THE TWITS.
By Phillip Pyle
Are We Artless? NATASHA STAGG
Characterless, opinion-less and relentless. NATASHA STAGG’s new collection of essays and stories, Artless, holds a looking glass to the social media extravaganza of commercial identities and branded personas. In this interview, she discusses being seduced by money and breaking binaries with JOSH GREENBLATT.By Josh Greenblatt
KW Berlin’s Paradigm Shift: EMMA ENDERBY
Announced today, EMMA ENDERBY will succeed KW’s current director Krist Gruijthuijsen in May 2024. The current Chief Curator and Head of Program and Research at Haus der Kunst in Munich talked to CLAIRE KORON ELAT about her plans for KW, the city’s institutional landscape, and the necessity of art during contemporary paradigm shifts.By Claire Koron Elat
NADIA LEE COHEN’s Conveyor Belts and Stylized Realities
For her photos, British artist, photographer, filmmaker, and model NADIA LEE COHEN creates characters of her subjects before making portraits of them. In this interview, she talks to ALMA LEANDRA about her proclivity for dress up and the inspirations behind her American caricatures.By ALMA LEANDRA
The rave as mosh pit: BAMBII’s INFINITY CLUB
“Because the project is everything and nothing, I can go in any direction I want.” After the release of her new EP, INFINITY CLUB, BAMBII speaks to PHILLIP PYLE about the pervasiveness of pop, her diasporic approach to music, and the tokenization that plagues festival bookings.
By Phillip Pyle
Selling leggings at artmonte-carlo: MOHAMED ALMUSIBLI
At the project space Cherish invited artists had to choose between either leaving the couch or the dining table in the exhibition and living space in Geneva. MOHAMED ALMUSIBLI spoke about the importance of artist-run spaces, community, and selling leggings at artmonte-carlo with CLAIRE KORON ELAT.
By CLAIRE KORON ELAT
Brenda’s Business with AMINA MUADDI
“I don’t see myself as a shoe brand only. I see myself as a Maison, and I will treat it that way.” AMINA MUADDI talks with BRENDA WEISCHER about her first shoe brand Oscar Tiye, approaching retail with patience, and balancing creative direction with business savvy in the newest installment of “Brenda’s Business.”By Brenda Weischer
God Is A Virus: PETER WATTS
“It’s time to face reality. Give up the stupid writing dream and just commit to marine biology" PETER WATTS speaks to HANS ULRICH OBRIST about his pursuit in writing, fictional seriousness, and environmental optimism, as seen in ISSUE #43.
Love in the Time of Prompting: SHUMON BASAR and Y7’s CORE+LORE
"The feed today is very much like the river the ancient philosopher Heraclitus famously talked about," SHUMON BASAR says to PHILLIP PYLE. In this interview, the writer is joined by collaborators Y7 for a discussion on the horizons of AI, desire's digital turn, and the almost interchangeable roles of meme admin and cultural theorist.
By Phillip Pyle
Never Growing Up: GABRIEL MOSES and SAMUEL ROSS’ ACW_NIKE TN98
Marking a new collaboration between Nike and A-COLD-WALL*, GABRIEL MOSES and SAMUEL ROSS reflect on the impetus of the Black British artistic canon through the creative work they’ve produced for the recently launched ACW_NIKE TN98—a sneaker with a design language drawn from deconstruction, architectures and brutalism.
By Shane Anderson
“Stay Commercial”: BETSY JOHNSON’s PRODUCTS
“Everyone’s trying to commercialize themselves. Everyone wants followers. Everyone wants to be a product,” BETSY JOHNSON says to CLAIRE KORON ELAT. In this interview around the launch of Johnson's newest project, PRODUCTS, the stylist and creative director discusses the art of sustainable collaboration and the blurring of class lines in fashion.
By Claire Koron Elat