Summer 2010 —

Metal’s special fourth anniversary issue is simply a treat. Quite aside from the voyeuristic fun of seeing exactly who has made them bespoke ‘birthday cards’ in their special project for the occasion – a subtle statement, perhaps, on their influence- the issue is packed full of the usual mix of fashion, music and culture.

Fashion, however, dominates in this issue…

Phillipe Pourhashemi’s article and interview with Dries Van Noten, the quiet master of Belgian fashion, is revealing if rather business-like, focusing more on the practicalities of fashion rather than process. However, Axl Jansen’s animated photos styled by Ruben Debuck of the SS10 collections that were inspired by the three cities of Tokyo, Calcutta and Paris fill in the gaps visually. Here, Van Noten’s unique relationships between cut and textile combinations come to life. We, the flaneurs of these great cities, spy on them as they pass by.

The special ‘L’Homme Dior’ editorial, photographed by Sarah Moon, art directed by Kris Van Assche is, naturally, stunning. Styled by Mauricio Nardi, Moon’s signature dissonant photography emphasizing its own capture of a very specific moment is the perfect mode by which to communicate the clothing.

A whole gang of emerging photographic and styling talent pull out all the stops in the second part of the issue. Sit up and pay attention to Jolijn Snijders’ photos in the shoot styled by Mathieu Pabiot where bright stripes and garish prints from current menswear collections more than hold their own against Snijders’ flat harsh light.

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    In This Issue –
    Jon Thor Birgisson Dries Van Noten Tiffany Godoy Marcela Gutierrez Su Blackwell Patrik Ervell Miguel Villalobos Daniel Sannwald Emilio Tini Oliver Spies Takahiro Ogawa Driu & Tiago Jolijn Snijders Frederik Heyman
    Editor In Chief –
    Yolanda Muelas
    Art Director –
    Albert Folch
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Our Take —

If the title conjures up images of podgy middle-aged leather-clad, death thrash musicians flicking their tongues at the camera, think again. Despite the title, this Spanish magazine is unlikely to give page space to ACDC clones. Well, not unless it was all done in a terribly creative and ironic way…

Arriving on the scene in 2006, this Barcelona-based title with an international team has rapidly captured attention with its particular position. Under Yolanda Muelas’ direction, Metal is a magazine that mixes luxury and the quintessential, giving equal time to the more erudite and conceptual throes of fashion, film or music alongside the crypto-documentary naturalism of the street.

Lessons learned from the nineties’ emphasis on showing fashion as a transient and matter-of-fact thing occurring in gritty real surroundings have been retained. But, in Metal, these ideas are teased out further and complemented with daringly theatrical and OTT presentations, whether of fashion, celebrity or hip street culture.

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