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AnOther Magazine

Spring/Summer 2021

AnOther Magazine's launch in 2001 heralded a new chapter in magazine publishing. Its blend of high fashion and world-class photography with features on the arts, politics and literature continues to make each beautifully crafted edition a collectors’ item. Published twice a year, AnOther Magazine quickly established a reputation for highly original content brought together in its pages by an emerging set of photographers, stylists and writers bound by a search for creativity and authenticity. Counting Rihanna, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster, Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams and Tilda Swinton amongst its impressive run of leading Hollywood cover stars, it is now the most recognised biannual fashion magazine in the world.

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United Kingdom
Dazed Media
2 Issues

in this issue

5 min
editor’s letter

This issue marks the 20th anniversary of AnOther Magazine – like all significant milestones, we have been thinking about it for some time. Until last year, we did not anticipate that we would be making it during an ongoing pandemic – and even then, we, like so many others, could never have predicted the twists and turns of the past six months alone. There was not only the effect of the pandemic to consider – which, difficult to comprehend as we live through it, is possibly the defining world event of our lifetimes and indeed our children’s lifetimes – but the 2020 American election, the baseless challenges to its results, ongoing waves of global social upheaval, and Brexit. It feels like the world has been reconfigured, which is frightening. Yet…

4 min

SHARNA OSBORNE photographs LILA MOSS p332 What was the best moment of the shoot with Lila? Chilli, the new friend we made, and Lila’s sexy car. Can you name a favourite fictional romance? The ones that go on in my head. What’s your favourite line from a love poem? “One’s heels placed into the outflow by the bath” - a line from Economical Suicide, written by Jan Svankmajer in 1979 and dedicated to his wife, Eva. Who or what was your first love? Making stuff - thanks to my high-school teacher Ms Blair empowering me. LUIS ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ photographs HOLD ME p214 How would you describe the ideas behind your shoot? Given the current context of this pandemic, where we are expected to police our every desire to connect, I was interested in continuing my exploration of…

4 min
christopher & tammy kane

“The idea of not being inspired by anything is really quite inspiring. Sometimes, even with collections, we have to make up the inspiration. Which we hate doing, because it then feels so contrived and people label it with that, and then you’re like, ‘Oh God, that’s our fault because we gave them that.’ There is a pressure to always have this inspiration and sometimes you just don’t, and that’s OK. “We’re actually being very resourceful again. There’s that whole idea of restriction being great because it brings out creativity. We’ve got time on our side, but not the resources – factories are closed, pattern cutters aren’t working. We’re kind of making ends meet and it’s exciting. “We’re inspired by the idea of the void, of the unknown. Who knows what we’ll be…

2 min
simone rocha

“I’ve never felt more marooned on an island than now, and this is not my island. Ireland, my island, is across the water. I’ve been thinking about it a lot, the people, the smell - of the wet ground, of hops - the sense of humour but also the narratives that come from the craft, the techniques and the history. My Great-Uncle Barney passed away a few days ago and the funeral tradition of Ireland is so amazing. It’s such a moment of coming together, of family. It’s always uplifting and ceremonial. All the mirrors are covered up so the soul can’t leave the body and escape and, of course, there’s a corpse in the living room. But there are always kids running around, there’s lots of tea, cold sandwiches,…

2 min
yang li

“I have been yearning for a Chinese talent like Leah Dou. I’m yearning for a hundred more of them, because I think it is naive to say that young Chinese people are not creative, it’s just that they haven’t enjoyed the environment their western counterparts have. I first saw Leah at The Alibi in Dalston. It was very surreal. When I was young, we listened to [her mother] Faye Wong’s music and Black Panther, the band of [her father] Dou Wei. Being a Chinese-born person who works in the creative field, I have always been looking for that long-lost brother or sister in terms of a Chinese talent with an international perspective. Her work is a work in progress, but she’s setting a great example - not just for musicians,…

1 min
lucie & luke meier

“Now, more than ever, you can’t help but get up in the morning and connect to what’s happening around you, the changes in the world that are happening every day. At the moment, the future is hard to predict - planning is impossible. So the present has become all the more important. People seem to be gaining a better appreciation of things - time, nature, books, music, art, flowers, cooking a good meal. Friends, family, loved ones - simple pleasures. Most importantly, real freedom, equality and justice. We are finding ourselves much more in the moment, mentally. We definitely don’t want to waste time any more, but want to live life fully, to do what we can to improve the world. It’s a ‘new now’ that requires new ideas, a…