THE 032c SMOKER’S COLLECTION

Ideas pass through our bodies much like cigarette smoke. As we inhale the fumes of our context, we exhale and are left with a faint buzz of the unknown. The 032c Smoker’s Collection is a series of products dedicated to our secret source of inspiration: the cigarette. While the habit has been pushed into the shadows by new-age prudence, we believe that smoking is much more than an unhealthy …
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Mind-Body Multitasking with Skincare Entrepreneur NATALIE FRANZ

With 032c in hand, makeup artist and founder of Magicstripes Natalie Franz does a mind-body multitask. After touring the world and doing makeup for stars such as Lady Gaga, Jennifer Connelly, and R.E.M., Franz is now a skincare entrepreneur, joining an industry that melds multibillion-dollar revenues with age-old occult secrets.
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What Karl Marx Taught KENNY SCHACHTER About the Art World and Classic Cars

For the past two decades, the controversial art world fixture Kenny Schachter has amassed an impressive collection of 13 classic cars, featuring a Porsche RSR Prototype, a 124 Abarth Spider, and two concept cars by Zaha Hadid, among others. Sitting amongst the collection — bathing in the smell of petrol and leather varnish — he spoke about anarchy in the art world.
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STÜSSY x 032c PANTHER LONGSLEEVE Worldwide Release

On the occasion of today's July 14th release of the Stüssy x 032c Panther Longsleeve, photographer and director Jonas Lindstroem and 032c's fashion editor Marc Goehring paid a visit to Karl Friedrich Schinkel's panther statue in front of the Schauspielhaus in Berlin. See the story here and find out about our stockists.
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Mies van der Rohe’s Collages and Minimalism’s Penchant for Chaos

Assembled into a book for the first time, Mies van der Rohe’s collages and montages elude to a penchant for conflict. The essays in the book chew over the grandfather of the International Style’s copy-paste jobs, revealing the architect to be more of a content manager than the cold, platonic formalist that he has become in the popular imagination. In some of the collages, Van der Rohe’s …
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Image Research: CAV EMPT & NICK KNIGHT’s “Untitled Project”

The conversation that led to ‘Untitled Project’ began two years ago between MACHINE-A’s director Stavros Karelis, SHOWstudio’s Nick Knight, director Rei Nadal, and the always-illusive design duo Cav Empt (Toby Feltwell & Sk8thing). The collaboration was not bound by a specific timeframe or deadline, and began with a candid back-and-forth between the quartet on the topic of youth. The final …
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CARBON FIBER SUNSET: 032c at the America’s Cup in Bermuda

For the 2017 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup, we traveled to the subtropical island of Bermuda to explore the universe of boat racing, a century’s old sport that has evolved into a high-octane spectacle that collides polo-shirted nostalgia with advanced technology and global economics.
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L’ART DE L’AUTOMOBILE and THE BROKEN ARM’s T-Shirt Commemorates Car Burnings in the French Suburbs

Every New Year’s Eve in France, the suburbs light up into a sea of burning cars – an arsonist tradition led by the country’s disenchfranchised youth. In commemoration of this ritual, L’art de l’automobile’s Arthur Karakoumouchian and The Broken Arm collaborated on a t-shirt titled “Saint-Sylvestre.” Released today at the Parisian store, the shirt is a limited edition within the full …
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NYLON SONATA: Maxime Ballesteros’s Book “Les Absents”

French photographer Maxime Ballesteros is known for visualizing states of raw, sexual hyperdrive. His first book, Maxime Ballesteros, Les Absents, is presented by Sang Bleu Publishing and Hatje Cantz and will launch on July 5th, 2017 with an opening at Johann König on Dessauer Str. 6-7 in Berlin. On the occasion of the release, Ballesteros gives 032c a guided tour of the book Les Absents.
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GUCCI AXOLOTL

In an undoubtedly shameless Zoolander moment, 032c stormed the roof of the Volksbühne — the home of East German radical dramaturgy— just days before its iconic “OST” sign was taken down, dressed in head-to-toe Gucci. The editorial was a celebration of the premiere of Axolotl Overkill, Helene Hegemann’s new film, featuring its stars Mavie Hörbiger and Jasna Fritzi Bauer.
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This Means DAWN: PACCBET Skate Film in Los Angeles

The new season of the Gosha Rubchinskiy-backed brand PACCBET launches with a skate film that defies the gravity of geopolitics. The PACCBET skate team traveled to Southern California to meet with American skaters Dolan Stearn, Julian Klincewicz, and their crew. During the road trip, they effortlessly collided their respective worlds into a short documentary in collaboration with INRUSSIA, …
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Keeping it Platonic: A Conversation with JEFF KOONS

While sociologist Zygmunt Bauman famously argued that we are living in a time of “liquid modernity,” this description can lead to the dangerous assumption that there was something solid about the past, something immovable onto which we may anchor our nostalgia. Granted, the age of networks, drones, and fake news stirs within us a particular…
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VLONE x 032c Paris Party: After the Show it’s the Afterparty

Last Friday, VLONE premiered its first collection at Paris Men’s Fashion Week with “Black History,” which gathered influence from designer A$AP Bari’s native Harlem. Later that night, VLONE and 032c hosted an afterparty at Silencio. Among the guests were 032c covergirl Bella Hadid, A$AP Rocky, and Lars Eidinger, as well as DJs Virgil Abloh, DJ Prepare, AUX God, and Young Lord himself.
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BALENCIAGA Takeover at Colette with YNGVE HOLEN

How do you distribute luxury fairly? Artist Yngve Holen seems to propose an answer to this question with the piece CAKE, which will be exhibited in colette as part of Balenciaga’s takeover. CAKE was chosen from the artist’s oeuvre by Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga’s artistic director, and consists of a Porsche Panamera cut into four pieces.
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Behind-the-scenes with STEFANO PILATI

For 032c’s Issue 32, Stefano Pilati teamed up with photographer Lukas Wassmann for the 18-page editorial “Energy Crisis.” The models were cast from Pilati’s inner circle and looks were selected from his personal wardrobe for a full family affair. Read the interview with the former head of design of Yves Saint Laurent and Zegna here.
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“Heat Up Hadid” Hall of Fame

Our “Heat Up Hadid" Transfer Kit, originally included in the new Issue 32, is now available separately for those of you who want to Bella-fy your shirt, jeans, parasol, whatever. Taken from the cover story “Smith & Wesson Blues" by Collier Schorr, the photographer evolved Warhol’s iconic Double Elvis into a Triple Hadid. The iron-on kit has been making appearances on all continents. What …
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The Philosopher King: Arch-Radical Martin Margiela’s Tenure at Hermès 1997-2003

When Martin Margiela was announced as the head designer of Hermès, it was presumed a match-made-in-hell between fashion’s biggest iconoclast and the world’s most established luxury house. Headlines with the word “anti-fashion” proliferated, but at the time, Hermès CEO and heir Jean-Louis Dumas saw the designer’s arrival as the coronation of a lucid philosopher king. 032c looks into …
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PHILIPPE HALLAIS: An American Hero

Sometimes, the undisputed superficiality of certain emotional concepts serve as a welcome vacation from reality. The entertainment industry’s most exemplary ideal in this exercise of mental relaxation, the “athlete biopic,” served as the inspiration for Philipe Hallais aka Low Jack's new album "An American Hero." 032c spoke to Hallais about the creative process behind the album, the …
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CRUSH TEST #2: ADYAR

In the second instalment of CRUSH TEST, 032c's fashion editor Marc Goehring unboxes ADYAR's Legionnaire Veil Hat from the AW-17 collection and finds his inner siren.
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The Terrifying Humor of ROBERT WILSON

American director Robert Wilson has transformed modern theater and opera. His avant-garde pieces, like "Einstein on the Beach," disrupted the rules of time and space on stage. We met with the Texan in Venice to discuss his legacy, his friendship with German dramatist Heiner Müller, and why losing control in an ever-regulated world just feels good.
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ESPRIT DE CORPS-ORATION

Conceived in 1968, a year of left-wing rebellion, Esprit was pivotal in defining the pastel optimism of the contemporary mainstream. Its method was centered around distilling joie de vivre into clothing, a model guided by inclusivity, which popularized the now-ubiquitous brand message: Be yourself.
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HEAT UP HADID

Included as a gift to you in our new 032c Issue 32 “US vs. THEM” , our “HEAT UP HADID” Transfer Kit allows you to turn the Bella Hadid cover shot by Collier Schorr into the garment of your choice. For your convenience, we present a no-nonsense instructional video to create the perfect t-shirt.   032c Issue…
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Hypebeast vs. Highsnobiety: A Journey Towards the Heart of Content

As Hypebeast and Highsnobiety grow, the world around them seems to be following suit. The product calendar has begun to approximate the dizzying pace of their web posts, and brands are feeling the need to trade in content as opposed to advertising. But even in an industry that recognizes content’s power, the ques­tion of what content actually is remains an enigma. 032c visited Hypebeast and …
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A Venetian Rendez-Vous with AXEL VERVOORDT

Every two years, the international art world weaves through a network of Venetian canals, consuming a plethora of exhibitions that are nearly impossible to navigate in their entirety. Yet Axel Vervoordt’s exhibition “Intuition” at the Palazzo Fortuny, a gothic mansion in San Marco, was certain to appear on everyone’s to-do list. Having defined a rough-hewn…
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032c ISSUE 32 – SUMMER 2017 “US vs. THEM” is OUT NOW

032c Issue 32 – Summer 2017 “US vs. THEM” is out now! How do you find truth in an age without facts? The answer: wake up and stick together. In this issue’s dossier “US vs. THEM,” creative director RICHARD TURLEY explores how the Global Right Wing’s blatant disregard for reality has given us all a…
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032c Presents: The Architecture Reading List

Looking back at 16 years of 032c, it is safe to say one of our main obsessions is architecture. To avoid frantically leafing through back issues, here is 032c’s Online Guide to some of our favorite architecture features. From Rem Koolhaas to Odile Decq to Cedric Price and Jürgen Mayer H. – indulge in the creations of these master builders.
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CRUSH TEST #1: Craig Green

In the first of our new segment "CRUSH TEST," 032c's fashion editor Marc Goehring takes on Craig Green's beige laced anorak from the SS17 collection and experiences love at first sight.
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KERRY JAMES MARSHALL and the INVISIBLE MAN

Since April of last year, Kerry James Marshall’s retrospective “Mastry” has been criss-crossing the United States — from premiering at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to the Met Breuer in New York to where it is currently on exhibit at MOCA in Los Angeles. During a visit to Berlin, painter Kerry James Marshall spoke with Volksbühne director Chris Dercon about his legendary …
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ANGST: ANNE IMHOF

Anne Imhof’s three-act opera Angst is a grand and opaque artwork that drifted across the world like a low-pressure system. Act one saw its performers communing around a fountain filled with water and whisky at Kunsthalle Basel this summer. For act two, Imhof set up anarchic camps in the fog that filled Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof during the city’s art week. Read our feature with the artist …
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