• Stephen Jones •
About this issue
Inviting generations of British and continental talent to express his universe not only through their eyes but through their hands, the British milliner Stephen Jones has dedicated his issue of A Magazine Curated By to Anna Piaggi and the art of illustration. Stephen’s issue delves into the worlds of drawing and design in a kaleidoscopic oeuvre filled with archival and newly commissioned works from artists and designers, students, teachers, curators, performers, academics, a tattooist and a manicurist – all of whom are first and foremost his very good friends.
From a titillating centerfold with Dita Von Teese by David Downton to Nick Knight’s floral christmas cards and the industrial designs of Zaha Hadid, Raf Simons or Ron Arad, A#12 approaches illustration from many perspectives. You will find the process sketches of designers from Marc Jacobs to Thierry Mugler alongside student works and the musings of fashion curators Olivier Saillard and Valerie Steele, as well as works from the crème de la crème of fashion illustration from Gladys Perint Palmer to Howard Tangye, Barbara Hulanicki and Tony Viramontes.
A Magazine Curated By Stephen Jones invites you to look through the page and down the rabbit hole with the mad hatter – in an elegant whirl of colour, line, creativity and humour.