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THE VITALITY ISSUE

theatlasmagazine.com issuu.com/theatlasmagazine info@theatlasmagazine.com

Designed + Edited by Megan Breukelman

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index 006. Lose Control by Viviane Black 014. Nobody Else by Ashton Fernihough 020. Echoes by Stephanie Galea 026. Believe by Elena Tyutina 032. Shanghai by Izack Morales 038. Passion by Marek Puc 044. Come Back by Monica Henriquez 050. Emma Mcilroy of Wildfang 054. Get Lost by Ryan Rivers 060. Grow Together by Dunja Opalko 066. Femininity, Fashion, Feminism by Amelia Krzapa 068. Please Stay by Stephanie Cammarano 076. Moving On by Liza Boone 084. Forgive by Olga Urbanek 092. Wild & Free by Jena Cumbo 098. Restless by Vincent Van den Dries 104. I Made That Bag 106. Waves by Silke Schlotz 112. Realization by Julian Schievelkamp 118. Next Issue

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contributors Amelia Krzapa Ashton Fernihough Dunja Opalko Elena Tyutina Emma Mcilroy

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Izack Morales Jena Cumbo Julian Schievelkamp Liza Boone Lorna Nixon

Marek Puc Monica Henriquez Olga Urbanek Ryan Rivers Silke Schlotz

Stephanie Cammarano Stephanie Galea Vincent Van den Dries Viviane Black


DEAR READERS

A NOTE FROM MEGAN BREUKELMAN There’s something almost unsettling about how closely the issue themes of this publication line up with where my life is at the moment. But here we are again, another issue and another state of mind. The last few months have been a time of invigorating change and growth. Pulling oneself out of the depths of “can I do this” and into the realm of “I can do this” is a hurdle that any creative must overcome to achieve their goals. When one finds themselves at a crossroads like that, it is important to take a step back and ask not what others think, or want, or feel— but to really try to understand your own feelings of doubt, or block, or insecurity. “Create before you consume” is something I heard recently that changed my views on creativity and comparison. With a constant barrage of content coming from all directions, comparison is an easy path to insecurity in one’s work and self. If nothing else from this issue, take with you the idea that you must make time to prioritize yourself and your own growth before putting it up against others. In the last few months I have personally worked to overcome doubt in multiple respects of life— and being on the other side of things is a complete rejuvination. When your thoughts are no longer consumed with comparison, with doubt or fear, you allow yourself the freedom to be the best possible version of you. Because no matter the competition, no matter how lost you might feel in the crowd— there is only one you. Spring is a time for growth and change. It is a time to embrace your feelings but as well, welcome new ones. It is a time to let go and focus on you. It is a time of vitality.

With love, Megan

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LOSE control PHOTOGRAPHER Viviane Black STYLIST Jess Mederos MAKEUP & HAIR Ronnie Peterson @ Judy Casey Inc. MODEL Ilaria Bici @ Wilhelmina STYLING ASSISTANT Kiyana Panton

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Bodysuit MUSED; Coat JULIA GURSKAIA; Tights WE LOVE COLORS; Boots AQUATALIA; Fingerless gloves WING + WEFT GLOVES

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Left Page: Dress (worn as top) JACQUELINE THEN; Trousers VICTORIA HAYES; Knit sweater GOOD OMEN; Hat ALBERTUS SWANEPOEL Right Page: Sweater, blouse, skirt + scarf CF GOLDMAN; Socks WILD KNOTTINGS; Stockings CALZEDONIA; Earrings + honeycomb ring MOLLIE CUTLER JEWELRY; Large silver + middle finger rings MOUNTAIN & MOON; Scarab ring AVOCET JEWELRY; Large middle finger ring LAPPONIA JEWELRY; Shoes LOEFFLER RANDALL

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Top SAKU; Dress CHENG-HUAI CHUANG; Pant MUSED; Gloves WING + WEFT GLOVES; Boots AQUATALIA

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Left Page: White top MALAIKA; Leopard top COLLINA STRADA; Pant REVILED; Fur gloves AQUATALIA; Earrings ABBY CARNEVALE JEWELRY Middle Image: Top ALEXANDER WANG; Dress CLICHÉ; Trousers VICTORIA HAYES; Earring JOANNA LAURA CONSTANTINE; Leather sneaker THEY Right Page: Bodysuit with tulle accent MONZLAPUR; Grey sweatshirt COMMON RITUAL

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PHOTOGRAPHER Ashton Fernihough STYLIST Sammiey Hughes MAKEUP Marino Asahi HAIR STYLIST Shunsuke Meguro MODEL Nienke Flier @ IBE Models

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Long sleeve top THEORY; Under top is stylist’s own; Trousers JOSEPH; Belt JIL SANDER; Earrings JAKHU STUDIO

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Left Page: Long sleeve top THEORY; Under top is stylist’s own; Trousers JOSEPH; Belt JIL SANDER; Earrings JAKHU STUDIO Right Page: Bra COS; Gloves & OTHER STORIES

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Left Page: Jacket ZARA MAN; Top FRENCH CONNECTION; Shoes are stylist’s own; Earrings JAKHU STUDIO Right Page: Top THEORY; Earrings JAKHU STUDIO

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echoes PHOTOGRAPHER Stephanie Galea STYLIST Celia-Jane Ukwenya MAKEUP Toni Malt HAIR STYLIST Eduardo Bravo MODEL Sandra K @ Wilhelmina Dubai

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Top JACQUEMUS

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Left Page: Top VERSUS VERSACE Right Page: Shirt SEE BY CHLOE; Dress SAINT LAURENT PARIS; Earring is stylist's own

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Top ELLERY; Earrings are stylist's own

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believe PHOTOGRAPHER Elena Tyutina MAKEUP & HAIR Anna Oliemans MODEL Gabija Simanaviciute @ Donna Model Angecy Tokyo

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Left Page: Dress ESCADA Right Page: Whole look ZARA

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Left Page: Whole look ZARA Right Page: Dress ESCADA

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Left Page: Dress MOSCHINO Right Page: Dress ESCADA

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Shirt BOYFRIENDSHIRT; Trousers H&M; Boots OFFICE

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PHOTOGRAPHER Izack Morales STYLIST Diana Lee MODEL Helena Luchenok

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Left Page: Trousers H&M; T-Shirt UNIQLO; Boots OFFICE Right Page: Trousers H&M; Coat ZARA; Shirt UNIQLO; Shoes OFFICE

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Left Page: Trousers H&M; Shirt BOYFRIENDSHIRT Right Page: Total Look H&M; Boots OFFICE

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Left Page: Jacket + Skirt MILO MARIA Right Page: Dress HUISHAN ZHANG; Underwear WOLFORD; Boots JIMMY CHOO; Ear Cuffs ASTRID & MIYU

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PHOTOGRAPHER Marek Puc STYLIST Emily Rusby MAKEUP Rebekah Lidstone HAIR STYLIST Nicky Tavilla MODEL Nena @ NEXT London PHOTO ASSISTANT Martins Melecis

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Left Page: Coat HUISHAN ZHANG; Ear Cuffs ASTRID & MIYU Right Page: Coat XIAO LI; Underwear WOLFORD; Sneakers JIMMY CHOO; Ear Cuffs ASTRID & MIYU

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Top STELLA MCCARTNEY @ NET A PORTER; Trousers FILIPPA K; Sneakers JIMMY CHOO; Ear Cuffs ASTRID & MIYU

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Coat + Trousers LONGSHAW WARD; Bra WOLFORD; Ear Cuffs ASTRID & MIYU

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PHOTOGRAPHER Monica Henriquez STYLIST Danaysia Marché MAKEUP Kasha Lassien HAIR STYLIST Julius Nash MODEL Sarah Crowley

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Coat J. CREW; Top FOREVER 21; Skirt C/ MEO COLLECTIVE; Shoes JF SHOES

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Coat ZARA; Bodysuit H&M; Shoes JF SHOES

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Top ZARA; Pants BANANA REPUBLIC; Shoes ALDO

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Left Image: Coat EDEN SKY; Dress FULANI; Shoes JF SHOES Right Image: Dress VALENTINO; Shoes JF LONDON

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WILDFANG

A CONVERSATION WITH WILDFANG CO-FOUNDER EMMA MCILROY

On the heels of Wildfang’s release of their stunning line of size-inclusive suiting for women, Wildfang co-founder Emma Mcilroy sat down for a conversation with Atlas on building a brand, using your voice in the fashion industry, and defining success. For those who don’t know Wildfang, Emma describes the brand as the home for badass women. “We exist to break down the gender stereotypes that exist for women -- in what they wear and who they want to be. Whether she needs a great suit or a beer, we've got her back. Because fighting the patriarchy is tiring.” Launched five years ago (but in progress for about seven or eight), the idea started in a mens department at Urban Outfitters. Originally from Ireland and currently living in America, Emma comes from a background at Nike. Dubbing herself a “brand nerd”, she loves to create powerful emotional connections with consumers and inspire them. “Having the opportunity to build a brand from the ground up has been a phenomenal privilege”. The typical Wildfang consumer is coastal, urban, liberal and “loves to steal her styles from the boys. She is prepared to break rules when they don't make sense and wants to make her mark on the world.” CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT THE INTERSECTION OF FEMINISM AND FASHION WITH WILDFANG? I think feminism and fashion have always been deeply connected. In the push for gender equality and equal rights, women have worked hard to smash the boxes they've been put in -- that includes the roles they perform, the careers they take on and the clothes they have access to. Fashion gave women another way to express themselves and rebel against the conventional gender norms that they'd had forced upon them.

Each of us has a responsibility to give back to the communities who need us most and use any platform we have to be a voice for change

Using Wildfang’s platform to voice social issues is important to Emma, and to the brand. “We all have bigger problems than finding a new pair of jeans. Women are losing the right to control their own bodies, kids are being deported, we have a President who grabs women by the pussy and the poor just keep getting poorer. Each of us has a responsibility to give back to the communities who need us most and use any platform we have to be a voice for change.” Emma and Wildfang are doing just that. With the introduction of their size inclusive suiting, up to a size 20, the brand is a firm believer in true industry inclusivity. “We want to create change in the industry and we have feminism at our core. That means we need to represent more women and have the ability to serve more women. Size inclusivity and body diversity is a huge part of that.” HOW DO YOU FEEL THE PUSH FOR INCLUSIVITY IN FASHION IS COMING ALONG? Terrible. Topshop goes up to a size 14 or XL. AYR goes up to a 10 or XL. Most of Zara's styles go up to an XL. And none of those sites shoot the styles on multiple body types. They all shoot on a size 2 or 4 model. We just have a long way to go. We need to make clothing for more women and we need to show more body types in the marketing of clothing. I'm not saying that Wildfang is leading the charge -- I'm just saying we are working hard to be better. With amazing feats from a collab with OBEY to a campaign to save the last abortion clinic in South Dakota, Wildfang is now opening its newest store in New York this coming May at 252 Lafayette. “That's a huge deal for us. We've been dreaming of this moment for YEARS. We are so excited to bring WIldfang to New York. You might even see a Wildfang store in LA by the end of the year–– watch this space!”

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So what does “success” mean to Emma? “Success is when a consumer emails me to say that they've had an amazing experience in our store. Or that they've had an abortion and never told anyone and our support of the South Dakota clinic brought them to tears. Or when a women stands up at our Free Speech storytelling event and takes up being raped in the marines and a whole room full of strangers hug her and pour out love for her. Those are the moments that equal success for me.” ANY ADVICE FOR UP-AND-COMERS IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY? 1. Get a thick skin -- you're gonna need it. You'll be rejected more times than accepted and you gotta just keep going. 2. Surround yourself with an incredible team who share your vision. 3. Self-care is so critical. You'll drive yourself harder than you thought possible. You got to know when to take care of yourself and recharge yourself. If you're depleted or broken, no one will follow you. Thank you, Emma, for sharing some truly inspiring thoughts with us. You can follow along with what’s next at @wearewildfang.

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GET LOST PHOTOGRAPHER Ryan Rivers STYLIST Mary Cate Smith MAKEUP Niamh Cleary HAIR STYLIST Marina Hayes MODEL Caoilainn O'Reilly @ Distinct Model Management

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Left page: Beret, shoes + blazer PRIMARK; Dress INTROPIA @ MUSA BOUTIQUE Right page: Shoes TJ MAXX; Coats + bag PRIMARK; Trousers + scarf MUSE BOUTIQUE; Jewellery MARY K @ MUSE

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Trousers + jumper BY MALENE BIRGER; Jacket MUSE BOUTIQUE

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Left Page: Blouse PRIMARK; Dress PERSEVERANCE LONDON @ MUSE BOUTIQUE; Hat + boots are stylist's own Right Page Top Image: Poncho MANGO; Trousers BÉBHÍNN; Jumper MUSE; Jacket SET; Earring MARIA BLACK; Suitcase, shoes + socks are stylist's own Right Page Bottom Image: Shirt CECILE; Cardigan AMERICAN VINTAGE; Skirt PERSEVERANCE LONDON; Earring MARIA BLACK @ MUSE BOUTIQUE; Boots are model's own

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Tulle top with appliques ABIGAIL COOP; Jumpsuit SHAKILA THEBE

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GROW together PHOTOGRAPHER Dunja Opalko STYLIST Noemie Schelbert MAKEUP Kumiko Ando HAIR STYLIST Junko Hirakose MODEL Lydia Barnett @ Wilhelmina

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Dress NINA GALBÉ-DELORD; Earring MENG ZHANG @ FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON

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Dress TIANTIAN @ FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON; Trousers ABIGAIL COOP

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Left Page: Dress UNA HAYDE Middle Image: Dress KORLEKIE; Turtleneck ZEXI YU @ FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON; Earring MENG ZHANG @ FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON Right Page: Tulle top with appliques ABIGAIL COOP

Blouse ARIANNE ELMY; Earrings HAARSTICK JEWELRY

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FEMININITY, FASHION, FEMINISM THE PILLARS OF WOMENS FASHION

Nowadays, fashion is considered to be a way of expressing yourself and your identity. Fashion gives you the freedom of showing who you are and/or how you would like to be perceived. We are lucky enough to live at the time when it doesn’t matter what your sex is; you are free to wear whatever you want. It is a result of 20th & 21st-century social evolutions, revolutions, and countless protests. Through the centuries, fashion has changed mountainously. For decades in the Western World, women have been fighting to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of sexes. Feminist movements have always been supported by changes in dress. Fashion has been treated as one of the main and most important tools to fight and show that women should have the right to show their beautiful and sexy bodies while they hadn't been allowed to do so. When we look at the history of fashion, we see multiple restrictions on women’s clothing: “Cover your legs, don’t show your cleavage, hair or arms”. What do we see now? Short skirts, low-neck dresses, long ponytails and no gloves. The ’30s, for example, was the time when women were fighting for their rights to raise their voices in public sphere, vote––have a say. Here came Coco Chanel with her outstanding idea of two-piece suits. "She designed sophisticatsed clothes that were elegant yet, comfortable. The symbol of this ideal is the two-piece suit, which Coco created taking inspiration directly from the suits of her lovers," writes Sara Bimbi of Vogue. These garments gave women the power, confidence, and faith that they can do more than just be housewives. If we look at 1960s, we see women wearing short skirts that empower them to own and show their bodies, and to be proud of their sexuality. Designer Mary Quant was a creator who gave women Mini Mania skirt. "We would make them the length the customer wanted. I wore them very short and the customers would say, ‘Shorter, shorter.’” said Quant for The Telegraph. Fast forwarding to today, we see some women wearing red lipsticks, full makeup, and elegant dresses. Others stick to androgynous silhouettes or casual looks, wearing blue jeans and white T-shirts. Thanks to women from decades past, we are now free to wear whatever we like and whatever we think fits us. There is nothing better in fashion than having choices and not being constricted to one look.

The key to lasting change in the fashion industry is not only to be inspirational but also influential.

Feminists believe that fashion empowers women. So does Rousteing, creative designer of Balmain, who is known for his sensualized designs. He claimed that he designs to empower women: “The women I dress are powerful, they are strong, they are women who are going to change the world.” Written by Amelia Krzapa Image by Stephanie Galea

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Left Page #1: Stockings PRINCESS HIGHWAY; Skirt + Shoes BALENCIAGA Left Page #2: Dress + Gloves ATELIER HARLEM; Earrings DINOSAUR DESIGNS Right Page: Jacket SABRINA ZHOU; Leotard ISABELLA MCSWAIN; Hat JOSH NIEN

PHOTOGRAPHER + ART DIRECTOR Stephanie Cammarano STYLIST + SET DESIGN Ella Murphy @ Hart & Co MAKEUP & HAIR Xeneb  @  Curly Siouxsie MODEL Honor Munro @ FiveTwenty Management

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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

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Chaps ISABELLA MCSWAIN; Hat LACK OF COLOR; Jewellery KITTE; Shoes BALENCIAGA; Stockings PRINCESS HIGHWAY

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Left Page #1: Dress + Gloves ATELIER HARLEM Earrings DINOSAUR DESIGNS Left Page #2: Jumper BALENCIAGA; Leotard + Lanyard ISABELLA MCSWAIN; Headwear RICHARD NYLON; Glasses POPPY LISSIMAN; Shoes ZOMP; Socks NIKE Right Page: Jacket (with scarf) Shawl, Jewellery + Shoes BALENCIAGA; Sunglasses ONKLER; Stockings PRINCESS HIGHWAY

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Left Page: Top, Jewellery + Shoes BALENCIAGA; Leotard ISABELLA MCSWAIN; Gloves ATELIER HARLEM; Hat AKUBRA; Socks NIKE Right Page: Jumper BALENCIAGA; Leotard + Lanyard ISABELLA MCSWAIN; Headwear RICHARD NYLON; Glasses POPPY LISSIMAN; Shoes ZOMP; Socks NIKE

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PHOTOGRAPHER Liza Boone @ Wilhelmina Artists STYLIST Alexis Bergens @ Wilhelmina Artists MAKEUP Sara Seward HAIR STYLIST Kaylie Klone MODEL Chloe Blanchard @ The Lions


Left Page: Coat TEATUM JONES; Top + pants KRIE; Rings ROZALIYA; Earrings JOEY GALON; Boots PSKAUFMAN; Bolo is stylist’s own Right Page: Bodysuit HEIDI MERRICK; Jacket PIONEER CROSSING; Earrings THE 2 BANDITS; Rings ROZALIYA; Boots PSKAUFMAN

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Dress OLYA KOSTERINA; earrings + cuffs THE 2 BANDITS; rings ROZALIYA; pouch VON DRENIK; boots PSKAUFMAN

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Bodysuit HEIDI MERRICK; Jacket PIONEER CROSSING; Earrings THE 2 BANDITS; Rings ROZALIYA; Boots PSKAUFMAN


Dress YORI COLLECTION; Earrings THE 2 BANDITS; Rings ROZALIYA; Boots PSKAUFMAN; Hat URCHIN

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Left Page: Dress TEATUM JONES; Earrings THE 2 BANDITS; Rings ROZALIYA; Boots PSKAUFMAN; Hat URCHIN Right Page: Top OMUT JEWELRY; Skirt PATTY ANG; Rings ROZALIYA; Cuffs THE 2 BANDITS; Boots PSKAUFMAN

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Dress OLYA KOSTERINA; earrings + cuffs THE 2 BANDITS; rings ROZALIYA; pouch VON DRENIK; boots PSKAUFMAN

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PHOTOGRAPHER Olga Urbanek @ Jaja Agency PRODUCER & STYLIST Anna Koziol @ Jaja Agency MAKEUP & HAIR Sabrina Dedler MODEL Þuríður Guðrún Pétursdóttir @ Dóttir Management

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Jumper HILDUR YEOMAN; Trousers HENRIK VIBSKOV; Shoes are stylist's own

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There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Jena Cumbo STYLIST Dani Morales MAKEUP Michael Chua HAIR STYLIST Anike Rabiu ASSISTANT John Ilmoniemi MODELS Alexa Lee & Bella Davison @ STATE Management

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Left Page: Top + overalls EX MERMAID; Shoes PARME MARIN Right Page: Jacket, bralette + pants EX MERMAID; Shoes PARNE MARIN

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Top Image: Dress MANOUSH; Shoes PARME MARIN Bottom Image: Shirt LAURENE & CHICO; Jacket MOLLY BRACKEN; Pants YEAH BUNNY; Shoes PARME MARIN

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Sweater STOLEN; Pants KNITSS; Shoes PARME MARIN

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PHOTOGRAPHER Vincent Van den Dries STYLIST Fiona Rombaut MAKEUP Aurélie Bekaert MODEL Jasmine Rouzere @ IMM Bruxelles PHOTO ASSISTANT Matias Leiva

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Left Page: Green jacket URBAN CODE; Beige jacket + wide leg culottes NATIVE YOUTH Right Page: Hat + trousers ASOS; Shirt WAREHOUSE

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I MADE THAT BAG

A CONVERSATION WITH FOUNDER LORNA NIXON

I Made That Bag is a kit that allows customers to become both designer and maker of their own customizable bag. Offering a selection of fine Italian leather, a library of threads and the option to emboss a personal message or note, the kit has four bags to choose from that have been engineered in a way that makes the bag easy–– and most importantly, fun to make. Originally from North West of England, Lorna Nixon designs out of Brooklyn, NY. “I have always had a thing for accessories, I was the girl adorning her phone with rhinestones and beading and bejeweling jewelry from a young age.” Having attended the London College of Fashion to study Fashion Accessories, she found herself daunted by industrial machinery. She recalls “thinking this was a far cry from my home sewing machine.” Using her schooling as a platform to apply to competitions, Lorna had great success and was the youngest finalist at the Independent Handbag Designer Awards at just nineteen years old. “I won a Swarovski sponsored category. I had been temping in their flagship store the year before and was overwhelmed to see my name in the window and my bag stocked on the shelves of one of the most prolific stores on one of the busiest streets in London.” The following year, one of her designs was spotted by an industry leader and interned before graduating. Upon graduation, Lorna found herself working in New York as an assistant designer at a contemporary handbag label. “I was thrilled at the opportunity and found myself moving quickly up the ladder landing  the role of senior designer by my mid-twenties.” As a tactile person, however, she found herself missing making. After seven years in the corporate industry, she happened upon a makers space that changed her path. “Brooklyn Shoe Space is an amazing community of makers, most full-time members are teachers, consultants and all-round talented people. The vibe of the space was so familiar and reminiscent of my college days. With their support I made the leap to leave the comfort of a steady job to follow my bag making dreams.” Lorna spent months making bags she’d been dreaming up–– “it was as if I had been allowed the freedom to bring these creations to life. With every bag I regained by know-how and applied the skills I acquired from the corporate [side]; being both maker and designer really allows you to push the creative boundaries.” On top of teaching bag making classes, Lorna is the founder of I Made That Bag. “I Made That Bag is first and foremost a bag making kit that allows you to be both designer and maker. You build your very own bag and then make it wherever you may be. Pick your leather color, your

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thread color and your hardware color.” Initially the concept was targeted at large groups like sororities and bridal showers, but soon the business expanded to offer solo kits. “As much as we love the idea of our kits acting as bonding activities we also realized that they are equally enjoyed independently, for individuals that wish to learn alone or buy the kit as a gift for a loved one.” Understanding that the process of learning a new trade can be daunting, she adds, “I engineered these kits in a way that allowed the maker to make with ease without compromising the classic aesthetic we were going for.” The bags also act parallel to Lorna’s personal line of bags. “Most of my bags have removable aspects. We are testing out a line tote bags that are already assembled with a pouch in the front to house your creations. We love the idea of collaborating with the consumer- our designer bags paired with your handmade designer IMTB bag.” WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? I genuinely love what I do and I think it is contagious. I get really enthusiastic when telling others about the kits and the concept behind it.  When you tell someone 'you can make a bag too', often you're greeted with a 'no way' 'that sounds too difficult for me'. I really love converting the 'non creative types' over to the dark side! Every successful career does hold its challenges, though, and that is no exception for Lorna. “There are always challenges, but I'm not one to shy away from a challenge.” She continues, “Working for yourself there are definitely challenges. It can be overwhelming at times and as a creative you do find yourself with too many ideas and too little time. I like to plan out the week ahead with an agenda and I always try and squeeze in a day that I can 'freestyle' and knockout a bag within the day... perhaps that's all the project style shows I have watched.” DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR UP-AND-COMERS? Go for any and all competitions or opportunities that come your way. Even if the competition requires more work on to your ever growing pile–– do it. Some of my best designs have come about when I am under the gun and asked to step outside of my comfort zone. Don't be too hard on yourself if you get knocked back or fail to win or progress in a competition it definitely hurts and can be a bump to your ego but remember that the hard work you did can go straight into your portfolio. It's important to learn the ropes- there's only so much you learn in school that is actually relevant in the real world. One of the best pieces of advice I received was to be nice to those in your industry. The fashion industry is tiny, even more so within your respective categories, the likelihood of working with past colleagues or friends of colleagues is very likely. Thank you for chatting with us, Lorna! You can follow along and see what crafting is all about over at @imadethatbag and @lornanixondesign.

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waves PHOTOGRAPHER Silke Schlotz @ Silke Photo STYLIST Tereza Spilková MAKEUP & HAIR Kristýna Hošková MODEL Andrea M. @ PURE Model Management

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Left Page: Pants + top ZARA; Blazer MANGO Right Page: Dress LINDEX; Jaket MANGO; Shoes DEICHMANN

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Dress + jacket ZARA; Beret MANGO; Boots ORSAY

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Skirt H&M; Turtleneck BERSHKA; Shirt M&S

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Top ZARA; Velvet tie ZARA MAN; Blazer VINTAGE

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Left Page: Shirt ZARA; Pants DUYGU DEMIRBAS; Shoes PETER KAISER; Earrings MANGO Right Page: Shoes PETER KAISER; Kimono is stylist's own

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realization

PHOTOGRAPHER Julian Schievelkamp STYLIST Simon Riepe MAKEUP Sinan Sahutoglu MODEL Gina Romina Bock @ AM Model Management

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Left Page: Shirt ZARA; Earrings MANGO Right Page: Total Look PERLA SERACCI

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