Demna Gvasalia on Vetements, Balenciaga, and THE SYSTEM

Over the course of five days in late 2015, 032c interviewed DEMNA GVASALIA: a period of time when he went from being the de facto leader of the post-luxury collective VETEMENTS, to the creative director of definitely luxury house BALENCIAGA. Here, he speaks about his Georgian childhood, what he shares with Cristóbal Balenciaga, and why depression is the ultimate inspiration.
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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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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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