Issue 1 —
The fashion world’s magazine devoted to itself kicks off with a suitably salubrious first issue. In an issue in which the pages are brimming with so many influential movers and shakers on the international fashion scene, it’s difficult to single out only one or two for attention. But Jens Grede’s conversation with Jak & Jil’s Tommy Ton, ‘When Editors Become Cover Stars’, goes a long way to demonstrating a number of the key tenets of the title. Rather than setting it’s sights on the usual celebrities, Industrie is more interested in reflecting on the culture of the fashion world itself, by homing in on those within the industry. This notion is picked up in numerous ways ranging from the features on the more overtly high-profile creatives to punchy insider articles on those who wield influence behind the scenes.
Needless to say the extensive feature on fashion’s ‘super stylists’ will be of interest to those in the industry. It also provides a more voyeuristic entertainment for those who follow fashion from a distance. Interviews with the likes of Karl Templer, Katie Grand, Marie-Amélie Sauvé and Panos Yiapanis offer up a more human side of people more usually appearing in paparazzi shots of star-studded parties. No doubt their industry anecdotes and insights will also prove useful to tomorrow’s aspirant fashion editors eagerly taking down notes. Ms Grand later proves her position, styling a beautiful shoot by Sølve Sundsbø, underlining her long history of collaboration with Giles Deacon.
But, for sheer exclusivity, Murray Healy’s article on former fatboy Rick Owens’ fitness regime – and Kacper Kasprzyk’s beautiful photos show that it most definitely works- is a prime example of what make Industrie special; breezy, fun and not without a certain jaded parody of all the clichés about the world of fashion.
Connected as it is to the mainline of the international fashion industry, it’s no surprise that Industrie features some of the best photographic talent producing images for more traditional fashion stories and portraiture alike. This issue features contributions by Patrick Demarchelier, Craig McDean, Kacper Kasprzyk, Inez Lambsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Sølve Sundsbø and Willy Vanderperre, amongst many others.