Issue 15 —
A few years ago we published an issue that was centered on women. Since that moment I have been occupied with the thought of – my apologies in advance to militant feminists – assembling a similar publication, but this time with a focus on men. In short, that’s how the process started, and as a result, we had the opportunity to settle into conversation with both men of the most prominent intellectual, iconic personalities or men just acquiring a reputation.
This time Imola Kiss has asked Francisco Costa, creative director of Calvin Klein, about his personal and professional life. Thanks to her persistence, Imola also managed to catch up with Imran Amed, despite him being constantly on the road. He brought a much-ignored point of view into the world of fashion with his stop-gap website, The Business of Fashion. Fine arts are represented in this issue by Daniel Turner, the young American talent, and István Csákány, who is nearing the most prominent exhibition of his life. Emil Rebek, our colleague from Milan, quizzed Kim Jones about the secrets of the Louis Vuitton house, while Barbara Markó interviewed Attila F. Kovács, a scenic and interior designer and artist well-known both in Hungary and around the world. Still, the most catching walk of life belongs to Japanese Makoto Azuma, who switched from rock music to flower arranging; his flower sculptures have also caught the attention of the creative experts at Hermés and Dior.
What else could be a perfect finishing touch to this issue than a limited edition cover of the antwerpen-born Benoni Loos in Miklós Surányi’s photograph, while the face on our regular edition is one of the hottest new rising stars, Prada-opener Vanessa Axente, who has every chance to become the newest Hungarian top model. We keep our fingers crossed for her!