Crashis a well-established biannual from France of considerable intelligence and pedigree, not to mention a very healthy circulation.
Founded by art theorists Frank Perrin and Armelle Leturcq in 1998, Crash believes that fashion is both emblematic of and driven by cultural mores in contemporary society. It seves up a balanced mix of progressive couture, art, music and cinema, with a keen eye on the upcoming or the next big thing.
In this issue:
“Thirty-one years ago, in 1992, Blocnotes was born out of a need to create an art magazine that showcased the art that was hitting us in the guts: art that was committed, essen- tial, conceptual, sometimes even brutal, but always radical. In 1998, we decided to create Crash because, feeling like the art world was too narrow, we had been begin- ning to explore electronic music. The parties we organized were an attempt to break down boundaries and take the art world out of its ghetto. We felt like free electrons, championing non-careerist art- ists and personalities with no agenda other than to create a breach in reality.
With the benefit of hindsight and having reached the fateful figure of Crash n°100, we’re tempted to look in the rear- view mirror and take stock. But as Karl Lagerfeld used to tell us, we mustn’t look back, we must live in the present and “do”, without asking questions... Crash, like a time capsule, fixes itself in the present, whilst always trying to reinvent with each issue, just as Rei Kawakubo wipes the slate clean and starts from scratch with each collection. Perhaps that’s just what it means to be contemporary… “ - Armelle Leturcq,
Crash Magazine Editor in Chief
Discover exclusive interviews with with Julien d’Ys, Andrea Viliani, Mauro grimaldi & Lutz Huelle, Vicky Krieps, Mia Khalifa by Linder and Deborah Roberts.
And mesmerizing fashion stories with legendary Magnum photographers Bruce Gilde, Alex Webb, Olivia Arthur and other amazing photographer Gorka Postigo, Marco Cella, Arash Khaksari and others, immortalizing the worlds of Gucci, AZ Factory, Acne Studios, Dior and Chanel…