Purple Fashion 31 – The Paris issue | Spring/Summer 2019
Purple Fashion 31 – The Paris issue: ‘Paris is back. No longer do we have to run to London, Berlin, New York, or Tokyo for new discoveries — the way we did when we founded the magazine in Paris in 1992, when the city was mostly conservative, slow-moving, and opposed to change. Now, for the first time in almost three decades, Purple is devoting an entire issue to a city that in so many ways determined the aesthetic of this French magazine.
Far from being a comprehensive overview of what the city offers — in fashion, which was always great here, art, and more — this issue takes a more subjective look at what makes Paris different and sometimes hard to appreciate from the outside: how it subtly balances past and present; how it remains a city of intellectuals always looking for new ideas — in art, fashion, cinema, photography, the decorative arts, music, and literature; and how they are all conjoined in a shared bohemian lifestyle. Recall, for example, Yves Saint Laurent’s apartment and Azzedine Alaïa’s studio and gallery: their lives and their work coalesced into an eclectic Parisian lifestyle.
If the highly varied Paris artists in this issue share one thing, it’s a broad view of life and work that combines their singular focus on one art form with a strong awareness of others. They don’t define their success in purely commercial terms or through media validation. And, they may be idealistic or romantic. If so, another Parisian trait is carrying on the city’s prestigious bohemian history.’
Editor Olivier Zahm (from the website of Purple Fashion)
Content and Covers
edito by Olivier Zahm emanuele coccia by Emanuele Coccia bob nickas by Bob Nickas ariana reines by Ariana Reines mehdi belhaj kacem by Mehdi Belhaj Kacem catherine malabou by Catherine Malabou john jefferson selve by John Jefferson Selve françois simon by François Simon eric troncy by Éric Troncy simon liberati by Simon Liberati anna dubosc by Anna Dubosc bernard-henri lévy by Olivier Zahm balenciaga by juergen teller by Juergen Teller cover #1 balenciaga camille henrot by Donatien Grau lionel bensemoun by Olivier Zahm gaspar noé by Olivier Zahm mathias kiss by Olivier Zahm best of the season by ola rindal by Ola Rindal cover #2 saint laurent cover #3 vetements amanda wall by olivier zahm by Olivier Zahm cover #4 amanda wall l’arpège/alain passard by Emilien Crespo serge gainsbourg by Olivier Zahm louis vuitton by dario catellani by Dario Catellani cover #5 louis vuitton nicolas godin by Olivier Zahm samuel françois by olivier zahm by Olivier Zahm paris scene by kira bunse and maxime ballesteros by Kira Bunse and Maxime Ballesteros quai de seine by benedict brink by Benedict Brink prada by araki by Araki cover #6 prada cover #7 araki eva ionesco by Olivier Zahm gucci by martin parr by Martin Parr cover #9 gucci cover #8 gucci berluti by andreas larsson by Andreas Larsson cover #10 berluti d’heygere by Anne-Sophie Guillet c a m import export by François Simon allegria torassa by Olivier Zahm givenchy by suffo moncloa by Suffo Moncloa cover #11 givenchy miu miu by pierre-ange carlotti by Pierre-Ange Carlotti cover #12 miu miu tatiana trouvé by Donatien Grau comme des garçons by paolo roversi by Paolo Roversi cover #13 comme des garçons bottega veneta by andrea spotorno by Andrea Spotorno cover #14 bottega veneta refettorio paris/jr by Olivier Zahm iñaki aizpitarte by Emilien Crespo le servan/tatiana levha by Emilien Crespo lara stone by katja rahlwes By Katja Rahwels cover #15 lara stone kamel mennour by Olivier Zahm la femme/marlon magnée by Olivier Zahm le serpent à plumes/vincent darré by Bernard-Henri Lévy marine serre by Oscar Heliani debeaulieu/pierre banchereau by Olivier Zahm pierre marie by Olivier Zahm saint laurent by daido moriyama by Daido Moriyama quiet days in clichy by anders edström by Anders Edström olivier saillard by Olivier Zahm art (nouveau) by gianni oprandi by Gianni Oprandi chantal crousel by Jérôme Sans and Olivier Zahm hôtel grand amour/andré by Olivier Zahm the pinault collection/martin bethenod by Olivier Zahm kapwani kiwanga by Maurizio Cattelan and Marta Papini daniel buren by Jérôme Sans.