les presses du réel

Archivio #09 – The Fashion Issue

 - Archivio #09
Archivio n°9, the first issue of the third editorial cycle, is entirely dedicated to fashion and its history.
When did fashion become obsessed with its own history? 
Here begins the third cycle of Archivio: four thematic issues, each edited by a Guest Editor specialized in the field in order to have an expert eye to open the doors of the archives and show you where to look in these vast worlds. 
The first, Archivio n°9, is dedicated to fashion, with Stefano Tonchi—curator and journalist in the field of fashion—as Guest Editor-in-Chief, joined by Marco Pecorari—scholar and Program Director at the MA in Fashion Studies at Parsons Paris. Editorial direction is by Daniela Hamaui, while the art direction is by Alessandro Gori. For our cover, we asked artist Francesco Vezzoli to create a portfolio that would put fashion archives in conversation with Pop Culture. 
Archivio n°9, offers a mapping of the fashion archives international landscape at this moment in time and an overview of the many typologies and studies happening in the world we live in, divided in three sections: Public & Institutional, Brands & Strategies, Private & Personal.
The Fashion Issue also includes a special poster: an (in)complete mapping of the countless fashion archives in Italy. A research by Promemoria visually processed by Accurat. The result is a map that is also a small work of art.
Archivio magazine is an innovative semestrial publishing project which focuses exclusively on the archive's culture and reality. It is the first time that a publishing venture is born out of the need to enhance this huge heritage. Every issue is constructed around a theme, but in a loose way, browsing from art to fashion, culture, sport, design, cinema, science, photography… No barriers. The edition is exclusively built with archive's documents, mostly unpublished and each issue involves most relevant archives from all over the world. Each time through a high quality selection of documents, pictures and exclusive contents, Archivio's aim is to rebuild the contemporary culture opening up the heritage and richness of the archive's world, by using our ability to watch everything from a contemporary point of view, because what archives can teach us is how memory becomes future.
published in October 2023
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
23 x 30,5 cm (softcover)
216 pages (ill.), 43 x 60 cm poster inside
in stock

 top of page