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INDEPENDENT FASHION MAGAZINES YOU SHOULD BE READING
WHETHER YOU’RE INTO HIGH-FASHION, STREET STYLE OR JUST LIKE HEARING FROM FASHION ICONS
Written by Menswear Style in Tips & Advice on the 14th October 2015 / Independent Fashion Magazines You Should be Reading
There are some beautiful independent fashion magazines on the market at the moment, so we had a go on new magazine app Readbug to try and pick out some of our favourites. Different to the mainstream fashion mags, the indies are produced by small teams who live and breathe fashion. They’re sexy, edgy and incredibly stylish. Whether you’re into high-fashion, street style or just like hearing from fashion icons, there’s definitely an independent magazine out there for you.
Arguably the best known indie fashion title on the planet, London-based Dazed has been pushing the fashion boundaries for almost a quarter of a century. Formerly Dazed and Confused, the mag isn’t afraid to ruffle feathers. Featuring cover stars such as Nicki Minaj and outspoken drag artist Pearl, this mag gets access to the big fashion houses and the hottest celebs.
Schön is a german word meaning beautiful and this is by no means false advertising as far as this magazine is concerned. It’s probably our personal favourite, as it gets the balance between stunning photography and quality editorial just right. This mag is luxurious and some shoots border on the outrageous, but it’s a great read. Previous cover stars have included Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha and Lucy Liu.
A new kid on the block, Atlas was founded in 2012 by two friends and is now stocked all over the UK. With a focus on new, up and coming creatives the mag has a fresh feel and you’re more likely to find undiscovered brands. In terms of print editions they’re just 4 issues old but, don’t be fooled, this is a magazine already rubbing shoulders with the big boys.
From the makers of Dazed, AnOther is a twice yearly monster of a magazine. With 500 pages of high fashion this is a thing of beauty that would test the strength of any coffee table - lucky we had the digital version. This mag prides itself in its quality photography, so expect jaw-dropping shoots featuring the coming season’s biggest fashion houses and the hottest collections.
Boys By Girls
This London-based title puts an interesting spin on the idea of the mens’ fashion mag. It does what it says on the tin; pictures of male models taken exclusively by female photographers. It’s a magazine that puts more of an emphasis on art photography but still makes a great a read. It’s stylish, moody and will definitely inspire your autumn/winter wardrobe.
You can check these mags out for yourself on your iPhone and iPad via new iOS app Readbug. Sign up for a free 7-day trial here.