Issue 12 —
Hungary’s leading international fashion and culture magazine unleashes its signature blend of sleek fashion stories, in-depth interviews and feature articles with its twelfth issue. As usual, it’s a mix of locally located content and international context. This is best seen in some of the fashion stories such as ‘Land of Confusion’, where the core creative team of The Room mix international up-market French and Italian brands with hot talent primarily from central Europe. But, by contrast, the same team offers up stylish restraint in a second story that is effectively an ode to Louis Vuitton.
Top marks in this issue go to the wonderful ‘Concrete Project No.1’. Basically a fashion feature showcasing high-end accessories and luxury, it cleverly steals from the world of installation art and minimalist sculpture to create an arresting series of images in keeping with the title’s overarching aesthetic. Another winner in this issue is artist and printmaker István Orosz’s personal reflections on fellow multi-talent János Kass. Kass, a well-known figure on the Hungarian scene, is rather neglected internationally, as the series of beautiful prints accompanying the article show; Modernism meets Erté with a political undertow.