Mark Borthwick, Elein Fleiss et al.


Edition : First / Paris / Purple Institute / 1997 / Softcover. / VG+
8vo, unpaginated (ca 250pp). Numerous Colour and Black & White plates. Text in English and French.

Early Purples really sum up the anti fashion aesthetic of the late nineties, and this, being issue 2, really is the stuff. Vanessa Beecroft, Takashi Homma, Marina Faust, Inez and Vinoodh, Wolfgang Tillmans – funnily most of the actual clothes are un credited, but that seems to be in the spirit of things.

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