YVMIN

The Beijing-based fashion and accessories label cites eclectic influences on the path to global recognition

The adornments lining YVMIN‘s Beijing studio tell a lot about their work. An iridescent heart hangs on the wall alongside a set of plastic heads of Greek statues, and mannequins donning elaborately layered garb bring movement into austere forms of sculpture. Their workspace is located inside Biftpark, a platform for fashion design developed by the Beijing City Government and the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology …

The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame

Chip Kidd discusses designing the first English-language collection from "the master of gay erotic manga"

In book design, provocation is the name of the game. Intrigue the reader enough to pick up the work and open it—this is a process that Chip Kidd has turned into an art. From David Sedaris’ “Naked” to the English-language version of Haruki Murakami’s “1Q84,” Kidd has mastered the principle of intrigue. But how do you apply this to the work of Gengoroh Tagame, the …

IRENE #4

Sensual erotica inspired by the muse of René Magritte in the latest issue of the cult fanzine

by Andrea Dicenzo There’s arguably no better place to speak candidly about an erotica magazine than a Parisian cafe. The whispered French and eruptions of laughter, the shuffling of waiters and the clanging of cutlery indicative of the romance of this sexy city—this is where publishers Lucie Santamans, Esthèle Girardet, Geneviève Eliard take us to talk about Irene #4, their cult magazine’s newest edition. Revealed …