Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Centrefold Magazine launches Centrefold Issue 6, guest-edited, designed and curated by creative director, Daniel Baer (Studio Baer) and fashion stylist, Joanna Schlenzka (Contributing Fashion Editor of Dazed & Confused and Another Magazine).
This issue of the limited edition bi-annual, due for release in October 2010 focuses on explorations in colour, intricate typography and pushing fashion photography as pieces of art, open to the interpretation of the reader for the purpose of eliciting a response that could be desire, happiness, joy, excitement or hope. In essence, it is a celebration of the timelessness and iconographic nature of fashion imagery, its ability to provoke thought, spark conversation, create fantasy and capture imaginations while remaining etched on our collective memories for all eternity.
A kaleidoscopic spectrum of hues permeates the magazine in which a palette of bright and soft tones, drawn from aspects of shades, prints and patterns found within the imagery act as powerful motifs. Coloured pages serve as connective threads between stories while each photographer imbues his or her story with a unique viewpoint of colour, choosing to select perhaps a stormy canvas, muted shades, eye-popping neon or the subtle reflections of the rainbow. The resulting effect is a tonal synergy, a three-dimensional quality and vivacity to the issue that is painterly in its aesthetics.
In conjunction with the bold design aesthetics, the styling commands a dynamic presence, coaxing the eye inwards, forcing us to view and review the images to uncover details that were previously unseen inside the frame.
The array of world-renowned photographers, artistes and models enlisted to realise Centrefold Issue 6 have collectively worked for many of the leading, high-end publications and brands within the fashion industry including Numéro, Vogue Italia, Vogue, L’Officiel, Harper’s Bazaar, Another, V Magazine, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Pirelli.
Illustrious photographers, Miguel Reveriego (CLM), Hans Feurer (WIB Paris), Yelena Yemchuk (Art Department), Johan Sandberg (Artlist Paris), KT. Auleta, Andrew G. Hobbs and rising art photographer, Esther Teichmann (Webber Represents), collaborated with the superior hair and make-up talents of top agencies CLM, The Collective Shift, D+V Management and Julian Watson. These creative forces joined to shoot coveted models, Dioni Tabbers, Egle Tvirbutaite, Rasa Zukauskaite and multi-faceted Supermodel, Rie Rasmussen in London, New York, Paris and Switzerland. Rasmussen is this issue’s Centrefold and cover star, her fearless exuberance captured by Miguel Reveriego’s inimitable style. Modelling for over a decade, she has won plaudits as a writer director with films (Thinning the Herd and Human Zoo) and as Luc Besson’s lead in the cult film Angel-A.
Centrefold Issue 6 is a volume of modern iconography, an ode to fashion imagery and a much-desired collector’s item. We encourage you to reserve your copy, to admire, to share and to cherish.
Text: Chantelle Johnson