Mode and Mode is a periodical that addresses printed matter in fashion practice. Each issue explores experimental publishing in fashion with an interview around a print-based project — one that has critical effects to fashion as a discourse. In doing so, we reflect on the role of print and its potency to disrupt or propel, fashion narratives. They are based in Victoria, Australia.
Editor: Laura Gardner
Designer: Karina Soraya
Mode and Mode 2 'a publication in a publication' features the Berlin/Paris-based fashion design practice of BLESS, Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss, and their ongoing ‘lookbook collaborations’ project. Also featuring image contributions from Harriet Barrile, Ricarda Bigolin, Michael Bojkowski, Felix Burrichter, Tim Coster, Friedrich-Wilhelm Graf, Brad Haylock, Jared Leon and Johanna Heldebro, Thalea Michos-Vellis, Sophie Mörner, Alisa Närvänen, Virginia Overell, Manuel Raeder, Jerome Rigaud, Jason Schlabach and Annie Wu.
BLESS is a legendary fashion and design studio based jointly in Paris and Berlin, founded 22 years ago by Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag. Each item of clothing presents a proposition to be worn in multiple different ways, decided by the wearer. Their work has been influential to younger generations of artists and design-world heavy-hitters alike.
Staple-Bound, 20 pages, 7 1/8 inches x 10 1/2 inches, Mode and Mode.