Saturday, 10 November 2012

Weekend Reading... Fourth & Main Issue 2


At the start of the year we were introduced to the creative world of Fourth & Main. The brainchild of Nikhil Adwalpalkar and James Wright, the brand entered the market as a capsule menswear collection and a bi-annual arts and culture publication. The debut issue of its Journal read alongside the considered collection of wardrobe staples was a fine introduction. Now, as the brand settles into its Newburgh Street home, we are treated to the second issue and an AW12 collection that extends their philosophy of fine tailoring with a contemporary twist. 

Sanguinely sidestepping sophomore album syndrome, the creative team closely followed the common thread that bound together their featured artists and their subjects. With a cupped hand held behind the collective ear, they have sought out a spectrum of creatives who march to the beat of their own drum. Whether actors, artists, directors, musicians or writers, the second issue is a celebration of those who tell the stories that are largely untold and help turn our imagination on to a world we crave to know. We hear from Ben Whishaw - one of the most sensitive and gifted artists of his generation, look closely at the work of director Steve James, marvel at Turkish Photographer Pinar Yolacan's latest series and get a little closer to the enigmatic talent of Money...

A few pages that caught my eye.

Picking up where the debut issue left us, issue two of Fourth & Main's Journal is a considered curation of the voices that should be heard, ideas that should be explored and tales that are all too easy to get lost it.

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