From Amsterdam via Paris to Berlin, Europe’s young visionaries are shunning the idea of just another career in the ‘creative industries’. So in this issue of Sleek, we look at how artists and both graphic and fashion designers are employing new modes of thinking and doing in a corporatised world. We talk to design studio Metahaven about horizontal leadership and their work for Wikileaks; while Vetements, fashion label of the hour, tell us about design as a collaborative effort and ditching the big name designer strategy. Finally, we investigate a cluster of Berlin-based artists, curators, DJs, and writers who are creating an ever-shifting series of platforms for themselves. It’s all serendipity in action and ideas over strategies. No more ego. Just seamless creativity without beginnings and endings.
Sleek magazine is an art magazine in the widest sense, with a progressive view on what constitutes art. Dedicated to documenting and exploring the visual contemporary, they are committed to utilizing the universal language of the image to create unique connections between the cutting edge of culture and intellectual movements. The publication is a quarterly magazine, featuring thought leaders and tastemakers from around the world. As an object, it is an intricate and haptic visual experience.