The first day of autumn isn't officially for another few weeks, but since it's September 1st, Fashion Week is looming and suddenly deep violet is feeling more wardrobe-appropriate than canary yellow, we thought it appropriate to hand-deliver a thick stack (PDF) of our Fall Fashion issue to your doorstep (desktop). Bookending the issue are two of the most obsessed-over artists in the world right now—we followed Drake to his home in Toronto to unravel the mystery of the biggest rap sensation since Kanye, and went out to San Francisco to see what makes Girls play such effervescently wild pop music. We also delved into the performance-arty mystery that is Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov (you HAVE to see the photos), shot an entire fashion spread on location in Istanbul, Turkey, and delved deep into the lives and minds of Free Energy, French Montana, Glasser, Douster, Francis & the Lights and Pissed Jeans. Plus! Solange Knowles talks about her love of Grizzly Bear, which is why we were unsurprised when she showed up with her sister and brother-in-law to their recent show in Brooklyn. So maybe summer felt like it lasted 1.2 seconds... we're already rejuvenated from the crackly energy of fall, and we welcome you to mentally kick it with us. Keep TheFADER.com locked for extras and outtakes from above and beyond the issue.
The FADER Issue 63 Free Download
September 01, 2009