THE EDGE MAGAZINE
The Winter 22-23 print issue
A curious gaze, amplified by that mask that instead of hiding catalyzes attention, leads to unknown destinations and worlds to be discovered, new universes and new aesthetics. The cover of the second issue of “The Edge Mag” also wants to be a manifesto, a statement, a testimony that only curiosity, combined with the culture of searching for what is beautiful and new, but never forgetting the past, can take each of us far. The discovery of places and worlds and faces and characters, seen through other eyes, from another perspective. Just as Andreas Kronthaler, heir, left and right arm as well as husband of Vivienne Westwood, wanted to do in the new f/w 2022-23 collection: a tribute to the world of theater, to a space where reinventing oneself every day is the rule. That mask on the cover is his, the rest we put in, Alexandra’s artistic energy and vision, Marco’s look behind the ‘lens, Diane’s dialogues on beauty and fashion. There are so many eyes and so many voices in this new issue, there is definitely a desire, but perhaps I should speak of a need, to express the creativity and the story behind each company and each character featured on these pages. You the protagonists, and we the interpreters of a journey told by ours, by your Mag, with an attentive and curious eye and always able to amaze, and be amazed.
As a writer, a curator, and the founder of both the first fashion blog in February 2005, ASVOF, and the first annual international fashion film festival in 2006,ASVOFF, the foundation of my work is my strong desire to support creativity in all its forms. For this second edition of the EDGE, I bring you two creators, both born around 1990. ALL-IN Studio consists of two designers, Benjamin Barron, and Bror August, both based in Paris. Their collection is about nostalgia for their teenage years. Bea Bongiasca is a young entrepreneur who creates pop jewelry inspired by Japanese culture and art. While the world was under the influence of COVID, she managed a 270% increase in sales from 2020 to 2021. Regardless of the state of the world, in this issue we have these bright new shooting stars.