We talk a lot (maybe too much) about our wonderful summer activities around here, but worry not, Other Seasons, you are on our to-do lists. Autumn, in fact, is the next season we plan on attending, and we have put together an issue of our magazine in anticipation. This year's edition of the annual FADER Fall Fashion Spectacular is actually not filled with images of burger-deprived skinnies and still-lifes of boat shoes, but the people and music that inspire us to be ourselves and do the unexpected. For the cover stories, we went to Sweden to meet The Tough Alliance, Gothenburg's surreptitiously seditious pop duo, and Kingston where Busy Signal, the baddest loner in dancehall, roams. We also sent our newest editor, Felipe Delerme, to Dallas to put a star on the Dallas rap scene, and got a spellbinding photo essay of Russia's zek gangsters from Donald Weber. For the last two features we stayed right here in New York to figure out the High Places and document the New Vogue underground. But of course, we couldn't make a fashion issue without actually doing a fashion story, so our style editors went with photographer Tierney Gearon to Idaho to create some homegrown beauty. All that and the regular excellence you've come to expect from every issue. Pick it up at your local newsstands and/or right here in digital format. We promise it won't clash with your Hammerpants.
The FADER Issue 56 Free Download
August 20, 2008