Printing Fashion #1
240 x 330 mm, 100 pages
Paris, France (Mix of French & English languages)
Editors-in-chief: Justin Morin & Marco Pecorari
Art direction: Monica Fraile Morisson
This first issue of Printing Fashion magazine developed out of the annual festival of the same name, set up by the Paris outpost of The New School Parsons university to examine the role of the contemporary fashion print magazine. It’s a must for anybody interested in the role of the magazine today.
The second festival took place in March 2020, and the magazine is a record of that two-day event, with transcriptions of roundtable discussions and articles based on masterclass presentations around the theme, ‘Time’.
Together, they look at the different stages of fashion magazine production, and include a series of photographs (including the front cover) by Alfredo Piola celebrates the process of printing, with close-ups of inks and wet rollers giving a sense of the physical nature this form of reproduction.
The founders of System magazine are interviewed, the ephemeral nature of magazines questioned, and the afterlife of out-of-date magazines examined.
Published and produced by students on the Fashion Studies MA at The New School Parsons, Paris in collaboration with Justin Morin & Marco Pecorari at the university and graphic designer Monica Fraile Morisson.