Vestoj – On Slowness – Issue Five
Anja Aronowsky Cronberg
This issue explores the politics of time in dress – from our on-going infatuation with nostalgia, the current focus on craftsmanship and all the ‘slow movements’ that are gathering force in culture to the importance of technological advances in capitalist production and the constantly accelerating pace of society today – something which fashion is right at the centre of. Amongst much else, it contains all from anthropologist John Barker writing on mourning rituals in Papua New Guinea and Anabaptist scholar Donald Kraybill describing Amish fashion to interviews with designers Dries van Noten, Hussein Chalayan, Margaret Howell, Christophe Lemaire and Nigel Cabourn, image portfolios by Mark Borthwick and Justine Kurland and short stories by Lydia Davis and Hortense Calisher. In addition, 300 specially commissioned hand embroidered bookmarks have been distributed at random – maybe yours will be the golden ticket!