CR November: The Fashion Issue

Our November 2016 issue features Community Clothing founder Patrick Grant and a look inside the Design Library pattern archive, while we also talk to Uniqlo’s John C Jay and meet the co-founders of Finery London. Plus fashion on film and type

This month’s cover features a portrait of Community Clothing’s Patrick Grant created by James Dawe. A film about how it was made will be posted on the CR site shortly

The November issue is a fashion special and kicks off with a look at one of its most famous photographers, Erwin Blumenfeld, as a new show of his work – From Dada to Vogue – opens at the Osborne Samuel Gallery in London.blumenfeld
Stuart de Rozario of Fontsmith examines the type being used by a selection of top fashion brands on their websites. It turns out they don’t all use delicate hairline serifs….
Mark Sinclair meets Patrick Grant, owner of Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons and the force behind the new Community Clothing initiative – a network of UK textile factories that are creating affordable British-made clothes.
Rachael Steven talks to the two co-founders of Finery London, a new fashion brand going against the trend for ‘fast fashion’ and creating pieces that are ‘designed to be treasured’.
Eliza Williams talks to John C Jay, creative chief of Uniqlo, about the changes he’s implemented and that are already visible in the form of new flagship stores in London, New York and Toronto.
Mark Sinclair interviews Christopher Laverty, founder of and author of new book Fashion in Film, about how costume can help drive narrative and character development on screen.
Eliza Williams has a look around the Design Library in London, home to an extensive archive of patterns and textiles, as a new book about the resource is published.
In our Creative Leaders section, Studio Head at Microsoft Lift London, Lee Schuneman, talks to CR about nurturing talent and why loud, early morning house music is important to the studio’s success …
… while Tanya Livesey offers up some advice in dealing with extreme forms of perfectionism.
The November 2016 issue is out now and will be available to buy from our Shopify page in the next few days.

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