Wallpaper September 2020

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LIZ JOHNSON ARTUR Photographer ‘David Adjaye was my first Zoom portrait,’ says Johnson Artur, who also shot Samuel Ross, founder of fashion label A-Cold-Wall*, in person. ‘It felt a bit like shooting the unknown,’ she says of the remote job. ‘I tried to apply the same feeling to my encounter with Samuel.’ See the portraits on page 078, where Adjaye and Ross talk creative futures. Known for documenting the lives of people of African descent, Johnson Artur is currently making a book about PDA. CLARE STRAND Artist ‘The project is an effort to go beyond the traditional fashion page and take it to a third dimension,’ says the British conceptual artist of her 22-page story for us (page 124). Casting geometry nets over George Harvey’s black and white photographs of the season’s looks, she urges…

3 min
let’s get physical

We are living and working in a world that has digitally accelerated – and it is this heightened sense of the virtual, combined with a relative withdrawal from the external world, that has emphasised our engagement with our own physical products, spaces and environments. And our two covers have fully embraced this. For her newsstand cover and 22-page feature, conceptual artist Clare Strand was inspired by Edwin Abbott Abbott’s Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions to create a series of graphic interventions on George Harvey’s black-and-white fashion photography. She was drawn to the idea of readers engaging and interacting with the images and even creating their own artworks. Much like the protagonist of Flatland, we’re being challenged by Strand to seek a new perspective, cutting and folding to create three-dimensional objects…

1 min
hot metal

Tina Arena said it first. I’m in chains. Perhaps it’s the new challenges of restricted movement, or an eagerness to break free of domestic monotony; chains are chiming with the times. Paul Andrew, confidently proving his might as the creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo, delivers an exquisite column dress crafted from fluid strands of flat gold chains, with loose ends that dance around the legs. It recalls the drapery of the dresses of Greek goddesses that he pinned to his mood board, and also nods to the exuberance of the Roaring Twenties. At Bottega Veneta, Daniel Lee wove chains into the necklines of knitted sweater dresses, while at Boss, buttons were replaced with chain fastenings. Accessories, too, are linking up. JW Anderson launches its ‘Lid Chain Bag’ this autumn. Playing with proportion,…

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hide and sleek

It’s been a long six months of tracksuit bottoms, flannel shirts and sweats. September signals an annual ‘back to school’ snap of the synapses and this year is no different. Those hankering for something with a little more bite will enjoy the restrained tension that comes with autumn’s leather offering. At Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh was captivated by rapidly evolving workwear. His leather bomber-blazer hybrid, which gives the clever illusion of layering, will set pulses racing. When the weather closes in, you will be grateful for Prada’s durable, pull-on leather boots with a round-square toe and signature heavy sole. Marni and Salvatore Ferragamo, too, offer robust pairs. Elsewhere, fetishist undercurrents tantalise in Dolce & Gabbana’s head-to-toe leather look and Dunhill’s new ‘Lock Bag’ inspired by the brand’s signature Rollagas lighters (perfectly proportioned…

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new flame

Bringing the fresh scents of the outdoors in, Loewe’s new line of home fragrances is inspired by the vegetable garden at creative director Jonathan Anderson’s London home. The collection features candles, rattan diffusers, soaps and room sprays in 11 plant-inspired scents, including tomato leaves, cypress balls, pea, coriander, and cannabis. Since taking the helm of the Spanish house in 2013, Anderson has championed modern craft, and this appreciation extends to the presentation of the new line. The home fragrances are housed in handcrafted ceramic containers that evoke the elegant simplicity of Ancient Greek drinking vessels, and come in a variety of colours from striking black to powder pink. The packaging, an artwork in itself, features bold still-life photographs of plants from Franco-Swiss photographer Erwan Frotin. Pictured are wax candleholder, £68; candles, from…

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soft focus

As life appears to change more rapidly than ever, so increases the desire to capture meaningful moments as they happen. Moreover, carrying a proper camera implies the possibility of putting down our smartphones: going offline, savouring the view, documenting it. Perhaps with that in mind, Ermenegildo Zegna’s artistic director Alessandro Sartori channelled his hallmark precision into a new accessory. This refined camera case comes in understated chestnut and black leather versions, finished with top stitching and subtly embossed with an archival example of the brand’s logo. You can choose from a holster style or a classic over-the-shoulder model. What to carry in it? A Leica Q2, of course. It’s the latest evolution of the German manufacturer’s most straightforward contemporary camera – a fixed lens, full-frame pocketable shooter that continues its long tradition…