Issue #20 — Winter 2010/2011: Rei Kawakubo

“Rei, I have a wish list for you” – JOHN WATERS on Comme des Garçons, and everything else you never thought you wanted to know about designer REI KAWAKUBO in our 40-page dossier.

ARC’TERYX takes menswear to new heights of performance with its new line, Veilance; CLAUDE PARENT is rediscovered as Paris’ last supermodernist; HEDI SLIMANE does STERLING RUBY in downtown L.A.; REM KOOLHAAS discusses Moscow’s new Strelka Institute, FRANCESCO VEZZOLI gives us a look into Milan’s infamous club, Plastic, and DAVID SIMON, creator of HBO’s The Wire, talks anger and the American city in our segment on today’s unexpected places of discourse;

JOHANNESBURG provides a case study in African modernity; BJARKE INGELS is optimistic about the future thanks to artificial intelligence guru RAY KURZWEIL; TUNG WALSH captures WEISSHAAR and KRAM’s mechanical leviathan; DANKO and ANA STEINER bring on Hannelore, Tre, Sunnika, and cover-girl LAUREN SANTO DOMINGO to conclude their Manhattan trilogy;

032c’s latest SELECT presents the best of this season’s books, products, and ideas; and so much more on 264 pages …

Contributors: Hilton Als, Imran Amed, Carlo Antonelli, Shumon Basar, Tim Blanks, Lee Carter, Aric Chen, Chris Dercon, Georg Diez, Cyril Duval, Albrecht Fuchs, Vicente Gutierrez, Joerg Haentzschel, Oliver Helbig, Cathy Horyn, Charlie Koolhaas, Niklas Maak, Mert & Marcus, Steven Meisel, Steven Pulimood, Gregor Quack, Kari Rittenbach, Christopher Roth, Alex Rühle, Juergen Teller, Heji Shin, Hedi Slimane, Ana Steiner, Danko Steiner, Francesco Vezzoli, Tung Walsh, John Waters

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