Leaving our comfort zone is nothing new, but asking others to leave their own is unprecedented. Even if we knew it would not be easy, experience tells us that we have played with sensitive material. Is there any other way to speak about the act of looking back to the... Read More
Leaving our comfort zone is nothing new, but asking others to leave their own is unprecedented. Even if we knew it would not be easy, experience tells us that we have played with sensitive material. Is there any other way to speak about the act of looking back to the past other than making our own travel in time? This issue is a look back to the past through a curated selection of some of the most iconic images in fashion and the arts. It has been possible thanks to a selected bunch of enthusiastic allies that have done everything they could to revisit these icons in a way that feels accurate and loyal to certain degrees, fun, ironic, but always respectful. More often than not, their works have drawn a smile on our faces. It has been an amusing exercise, and personally an extremely enriching one, that has not always been understood in the same terms. Towards the end of the issue, Alba Riera wonders if those who revisit obvious references, if those who go back to previous ideas, concepts or aesthetics, are to be looked down upon. Instead, we wonder if it’s possible to avoid such a process. Those who refused our proposal alluding to their creative nature, where do they go when they look for inspiration? What images do they use when they’re creating their mood-boards? Would a thorough examination of their work bear no uncomfortable resemblance to the past? Probably it would. Yet we prefer considering ourselves innovative and novel instead of admitting that we’re all fortunately corrupted by the talent and creativity around us. Obviously this issue brings it all to the extreme, we took this small licence.
In this issue:
Alessandro Raimondo, Alexandra Von Fuerst, Alice Rosati, Alice Schillaci, Amy Gwatkin, Ana Larruy, Andreas Karlsson, Anna Alek, Ben Lamberty, Biell Capllonch, Bruno Osif, Camila Falquez, Carlota Guerrero, Coco Neuville, Daniel Peter Schulz, Emmie America, Frankie Allio, Gabriela Celeste, Jana Gerberding, Jork Weismann, Kodai Ikemitsu, Lusha Alic, Masha Mel, Mehdi Lacoste, Nadia Lee Cohen, Nadine Ijewere, Niklas Heikkinen, Noel Quintela, Nhu Xuan Hua, Pizco, Poncho Paradela, Renate van der Togt, Rita Lino, Rosa Codina, Saty + Pratha, Steph Wilson, Sylvain Homo, Teddy Iborra Wicksteed, Virgina Arcaro, Wai Lin Tse, Winter Wanderbrik.
Atip W, Audrey Taillée, Caroline Harbro, Damèse Savidan, David Herráez, Edem Dossou, Ekaterina Skurikhina, Emelie Hultqvist, Emilie Johansson, Francesca Pinna, Francesca Turner, Jeanie Annan Lewin, Jos van Heel, Juliana Schiavinatto, Lisa Jarvis, Luca Smorgon, Marcela Jacobina, Matt King, Mine Uludag, Monica Zafra, Natalia Paku Sukuda, Ogènda, Olivier Boivin-Carrier, PC Williams, Peghah Maleknejad, Rafaela Kacunic, Rike Hemedinger, Rogelio F. Burgos, Romina Herrera Malatesta, Rudy S. Betty, Shotaro Yamaguchi, Shotaro Yamaguchi, Soki Mak, Tess Yopp, Vincent Levy, Yasmina Benabdelkrim.
Interviews and Essays:
Lee Swillingham & Stuart Spalding by Dal Chodha
Glenn Martens by Filep Motwary
Gavin Turk by María Muñoz
César Santos by Liucija Adomaite
David Crossman & Glyn Dillon by Raül de Tena
Mats Gustafson by Philippe Pourhashemi
Oliviero Toscani by María Muñoz
The Modern Pursue of Creativity by Alba Riera
Metal is a Barcelona-based magazine with a curious eye and an international spirit, a heady mix of fashion, photography and art whose pages can boast some of the hottest talents of the moment.