With Juicy Bits - The Spring Fashion Issue —



Spring is (almost) here, and so is fashion. Wonderland’s contribution to the seasonal form is a great chunky affair that crams in plenty of content. Though the other usual features on music, film, lifestyle and popular culture are not forgotten, fashion is king in the Feb/March issue.

At the centre of it all is a sprawling feature – more of a subsection in its own right really- devoted to Italian fashion. Taking abstract thematic keynotes such as ‘decadence’, ‘humour’ or ‘glamour’ as the signature of individual brands, the bulk of this impressive feature is devoted to individual fashion shoots by top but very diverse photographic and styling talent that elaborates each individual collection. The consistently arresting fashion stories that follow are also structured according to other criteria, such as those brands that currently reign supreme or are the next big Italian thing. Each is introduced by a short punchy article or enlightening interview, such as the one with Giorgio Armani. The comprehensiveness of the effort is sealed in a user-friendly history of Italian fashion that gets even the most uninformed of readers up to speed by the time they hit the current collections. A sterling achievement that proves that quality titles can address fashion outside of the self-referential framework of snooty fashionistas.

Also notable in this issue is Tony Horkins’ interview with Cam Gigandet on life after vampirism and a whole array of articles on new hip bands that is presented with a faith, gusto and hyperbole for which British music journalism is renowned.
 

    With Juicy Bits - The Spring Fashion Issue –
    March 2011 306 Pages 0 Minutes of audio 0 Minutes of video
    In This Issue –
    Tasty Fashion Musical Youth Film's New Faces Handbags At Dawn Cherry Peppermint Fudge Liquorice Banana Cream
    Editor In Chief –
    Huw Gwyther
    Creative Director –
    Grace Cobb
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Our Take —



Wonderland is a magazine with a style located in a distinctly British publishing tradition, though international in outlook. Its particular art direction has a clear link to the unique London style of publishing that arose in the 1980’s when magazines like Blitz, I-D and The Face burst onto the scene. And, indeed, its spread and tone of content – fashion, music, film, design, etc- also has strong links to that British heritage from the 1980’s which conflated the tradition of great music journalism with creative and experimental fashion and other forms of culture, significantly producing a new type of magazine that appealed to both male and female readers. Wonderland, though set up a lot later and entirely in touch with a contemporary readership, continues with certain lessons learned from that original trope: a content balance that speaks to both men and women; a spread of editorial that takes in fashion, music, film and celebrity; a stark graphic style that suits the identity of an almost hybrid magazine.

 

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