Pierre Debusschere Kicks Off Our Weekend Reveal of the High-Tech Dutch Designer’s Guest Edition.
“The radar of my inspirations is wide,” says fashion designer Iris van Herpen as she lends her ultramodern aesthetic to the latest edition of A Magazine Curated By, whose cover shoot by photographer and director Pierre Debusschere sees fellow Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele reclined dressed in warped, colored latex and a 3D printed dress. The contributor-driven publication asks a different designer to shape the content of each installment, from its inaugural issue with the enigmatic Maison Martin Margiela, to milliner Stephen Jones, whose issue earned the publication a nomination at the forthcoming 2014 Design Awards. Shot by Debusschere, who recently directed one of pop star Beyoncé’s barrage of music videos that accompanied her recent album release, and styled by Dazed & Confused Fashion Director Robbie Spencer, the editorial features digitally manipulated collections from the issue’s curator alongside haute couture by Christian Dior, Viktor & Rolf and past collaborator Maison Martin Margiela. “Most of the people that were interviewed I already know quite well,” Van Herpen says of the subjects included in the collaborative publication. “But the results revealed unexpected knowledge and thoughts for me.”