Archivist Two: Evidence | Archivist Editions
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Evidence is everywhere if you know what consitutes evidence. 'Fashion is everywhere if you know where to pick it up, because history is fashion and fashion is history.' Alison Settle writes in Clothes Line, 1937.
Archivist's Evidence issue asks... 'what happens when we remove a predetermined future of consumption from the magazine's brief'?
The Archivist has a unique view of the fashion industry. Non-seasonal, it does not purport to sell its audience clothes; it prefers to showcase designers’ archives, important personal collections and new emerging talent. Founded in 2012 by Jane Howard and Michael Harrison, the multi-media project is not confined by format and takes no advertising. It is inspirational rather than aspirational and seeks to explore the cyclical nature of fashion; to change perceptions, reinterpret and present to a new generation.
"Archivist does not sell clothing, and it especially does not sell the new. What will unfold over the coming issues will be the different ways the past can be retrieved and celebrated and how various the ways are." -Professor Judith Clark
Published by Archivist Editions
21.5 x 30 cm
2015 Museum Design Museum Designs of the Year nominee