The Fashion Issue 2009

  • Medieval Slimes

    According to sources such as Hollywood, history textbooks, and the word on the street, the Middle Ages were a thousand-year grunge revival in which everybody walked around covered in fleas and mud.

  • PrÊt-À-mutilate

    Imagine if, when you were a kid, your parents used elaborate and painful methods to force your head or feet into bizarre and permanent shapes. Or imagine if the surest way to get a decent job was to stand perfectly still while your friend hacked the...

  • Global Trend Report 2009 - Vienna & Stockholm

    Boys are just boys in Vienna. They all look like young, watered-down versions of what comes to mind when you think of a sensitive yet seductive older man.

  • When Rat Ruled The World

    In 1983, having recently moved to Sydney, a young Jac Vidgen threw a party in his Elizabeth Bay apartment. He’d done stuff like this before and like his previous efforts, the party was an unmitigated success.

  • Wear Dare

    The challenge: Go to the thrift store and pick out five of the most hideous, ridiculous outfits you can scare up for 50 bucks. Make your friend wear them all day, every day, for a week no matter what—no changing plans, no wussing out, and don't...

  • Kai Kühne

    Every article about Kai Kühne these days is called something like "Wild Child Grows Up and Gets Serious!," "Tempestuous Bad Boy Makes Good!," or, as the New York Times titled their profile, "Can Fashion Forgive His Past?"