1 Granary – Issue 6

1 Granary – Issue 6

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Issue 6

With unprecedented honesty and depth, 1 Granary Issue 6 dives into the work and lives of fashion designers today. As a response to the construction of  desire and personality cults that govern our industry, the magazine steps away from the conventional profiles and editorials, focusing instead on raw work and anonymous, unfiltered testimonies. For the first time ever, readers are given a truthful insight into the process, dreams, fears, hardships and struggles of today’s creatives.

Going beyond the usual, superficial glorification of creativity, the issue both celebrates and analyses the value of design by showcasing the complexity of a designer’s journey, from initial inspiration to final fitting. Visuals for the issue center around sketchbooks, illustrations, fittings and behind the scenes shoots of both new and established names, accompanied with an in-depth explanation of their work and creative process. More than ever, the magazine is a unique, timeless source of education for our readers and aspiring designers.

About 1 Granary

Founded by fashion design students at Central Saint Martins, 1 Granary aims to question and reshape the fashion system at large. Centered around the work of young, independent talent – a demographic at risk of being simultaneously fetishized and exploited by the industry – 1 Granary seeks to guide newcomers through established structures, and invite them to create new ones. Though education remains at the heart of the platform (informing students, graduates and those who don’t have access to traditional forms of education), 1 Granary functions independently of any official institute or university.

Since its launch as a website in 2012, 1 Granary has expanded with an annual print magazine spanning 650 pages of content (the first issue in 2013 was sponsored by Comme des Garçons), developed a portfolio of media partnerships to promote talent worldwide, and initiated an events program aimed to sustainably help develop the careers of emerging designers (including a collaboration with Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation).

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