The theme for this issue, Subliminally Punk, is centred around the subtle and often elusive notions of the punk subculture. For decades, punk has been tied to aggressive attitudes, confrontational music and fashion. Beneath these stereotypes, however, there is a spirit of self-reliance and self-expression; a desire to reject traditional social norms and react against mainstream culture and those who conform to the status quo. Often referred to as the “pivot of change” or “the new right”, this movement gave us permission to be an outsider, to not conform, to be authentic and to form our own identity. In some capacity we all carry these values and celebrate them today. This is where the title of this issue takes its name.
Featuring: Walter Van Beirendonck, Martin Margiela, Shygirl, Alexander McQueen and more.