AnOther Autumn/Winter 2020. Fight, Flight, Unite
The stories throughout the issue are named after ballets and operas – centuries-old acts of creative expression, around which people convene. And this is a magazine, a community, around which people have always gathered – we are so grateful, then and now, for their contributions. They not only enrich our history, they have made it. While we always thank people here, under the unique and frightening circumstances of 2020 our thanks take on a new gravity: this magazine could not exist without the passion and love of the image-makers, writers and creatives within its pages.
Jane How made all the clothes for her story, inspired by specific pieces by some of her favourite designers; Katie Shillingford sent her edit of the season to Viviane Sassen in the Netherlands, where she photographed it in nature; Ellie Grace Cumming styled Susie Cave at her home in Brighton, in Alessandro Michele’s collections for Gucci, past and present. I wish I could mention every contributor here – but hope the strength and beauty of this issue, a testament to their work, is a fitting tribute. Thank you, all.
This magazine was put together in the strangest and most difficult of times. The world remains strange and difficult, and doubtless will do for some time. Yet our wish is that in the world, as in these pages, people will find hope, thoughtfulness, truth and, above all, joy.
Presenting a special project realised during lockdown, performed by Michèle Lamy and Kim Kardashian, conceived and directed by Paul Kooiker – a visual attestation to Lamy and Kardashian’s perhaps unlikely friendship.