A Magazine Curated By is a fashion magazine that explores the universe of a chosen fashion designer in each issue. We invite a guest curator – an international fashion designer, group or house – to develop innovative, personalised content to express their aesthetic and cultural values. Each issue celebrates this designer’s ethos: their people, their passion, their stories, emotions, fascinations, spontaneity and authenticity.
Issue 15: A Magazine Curated By is delighted to announce that American designer Thom Browne has curated the Spring Summer 2016 issue for a worldwide release this March. Following Rodarte and Proenza Schouler, Browne is the third American designer to take part in the A Magazine project, which offers carte blanche to a fashion designer to open their universe across 200 pages of creative content. He is the first menswear designer to curate A Magazine since Riccardo Tisci in 2008. Browne has tipped a both prestigious and personal cast of contributors for the issue, calling on members of staff, his partner and close friends to collaborate as well as a host of international artists and personalities including Baz Luhrmann, Martha Stewart, Rick Owens, and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
The magazine’s content is united under the theme of ‘Death and Mourning in Black and White’, following the progression of Browne’s runway shows since January 2015 until today. The entire magazine has been printed in black and white – its only touch of colour provided by Browne’s iconic red, white and blue grosgrain ribbon employed as a bookmark.