Event with Anja Aronowsky Cronberg / Vestoj Magazine

08 juni 2017
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On Thursday June 8th, 18.30, Anja Aronowsky Cronberg, editor-in-chief of Vestoj Magazine will join us at the Nieuwscentrum in a festive gathering & conversation at Athenaeum Newscentre.

N.B. At 14.30 Anja will give a more extensive reading for students and lovers of the magazine at AMFI, Mauritskade 11, 1091 GC Amsterdam

Vestoj is a fashion magazine & platform that breaks down all the clichés people might have about fashion as being shallow and temporary. Vestoj is very serious about sartorial matters, and the magazine format they chose to share their ideas is not just a wrapper for opinions & words, but plays a significant role in representing the special theme each issue has.

It started all with a first issue and a Manifesto :

  1. All articles must relate to sartorial issues. We are interested in people’s relationship to their clothes, and fashion’s relationship to identity.
  2. We must bridge academia and industry. We will place academia and industry side by side, and give equal significance to both. We will place the academic in an industry context and vice versa in order to increase the understanding and collaboration between these two fields. We will work for the greater good of our discipline.
  3. Fashion must always be taken seriously. We must never be afraid to have pretensions. We are as interested in the minutiae of clothing as we are in the grand themes of fashion. We will see the trivial in the substantial and the substantial in the trivial, and ensure that all is given equal importance.
  4. The tone must be inviting. We must never be excluding in language or approach. We will use humour to draw readers in and themes that many can relate to.
  5. Text and image shall be given equal importance. We must always integrate word and picture and guarantee that there is an ongoing dialogue between the two.
  6. Everything shall be questioned—nothing is holy. We must challenge the status quo. We must always ask why.
  7. We must always remain independent in thought and action. We must actively encourage critical thought and never be satisfied until we have examined every theme intrepidly. We will keenly promote criticism and draw attention to the paradoxes within the fashion world.
  8. Advertising is forbidden.
  9. The reader’s intellect must be as gratified as her aesthetic sense. We will encourage creativity as well as an intelligent discourse. We will take nothing for granted.
  10. We will have an interdisciplinary approach. We will take care to examine each theme from various angles and make certain that we represent other lifestyles and ethos than our own. We will work from within the fashion world, but maintain an outsider’s perspective.

Since then 7 issues were made, with intriguing and in the realm of fashion, unexpected subjects as Slowness, Failure, Fashion and Power, and the last issue on Masculinity.

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MINDBOOKSATH : athenaeum