Geometress

The shape of fashion in a mod world

Readers, I must confess that the Wornettes made a groundbreaking scientific breakthrough during the shoot for the Issue 15 editorial, Geometress. Our art director Casie Brown was so adamant that we achieve period authenticity for this mod-inspired shoot that we literally traveled back in time to 1960s London. I won’t bore you with the technical details, but needless to say I think we nailed it. How else can you explain the pitch-perfect outfits modelled by our assistant publisher Sofia Luu and our graphic designer Natalie Papanikolov, or the era-evoking photography of Lisa Kannakko?

The simplest answer is usually the correct one, readers. Time travel.

video and text // Daniel Reis
titles design // Alexandra Niit
end animation // Barry Potter

Book Review: the King of Carnaby Street

Jeremy Reed’s biography of fashion designer John Stephen escapes many of the familiar tropes that biographies tend to fall into. The “life” of John Stephen, as indicated in the title, is really only his professional one, with little of the typical biographical exposition bookending each side. Reed begins his story with the Glaswegian’s arrival in London in 1952 at the age of 18. Six years later he opened the first boutique in Soho’s Carnaby Street and played a key role in transforming the neighbourhood into the a shopping and cultural hub.
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