Wednesday, 6 February 2013

BLITZ As Seen in BLITZ: Fashioning '80s Style

Cover 'Scarlett'

In the dot to dot of 80's cult magazines Blitz filled the abyss left between iD and The Face, Iain R. Webb being the fashion editor from 1982-87. It ran from 1980-91 and I've been lucky enough to get a sneak peak between the pages of this forthcoming book of seminal moments in fashion history. This is a recollection placed firmly in the now, let me explain further... there's a timeless quality to Iain's work, I really feel these portraits could have been taken in any decade after the 80's and it's fascinating to think that's when they were first seen.

Mark Moore (2nd right)

The cast list includes Mark Moore, Boy George, Cerith Wyn Evans, Pam Hogg, Stephen Jones, Rifat Ozbek, Body Map, Nick Knight, Anna Piaggi, Judy Blame and many more familiar faces and innovators. With an in depth dialogue to accompany pictorial work it's out in April 2013.

Blitz magazine

Talk in Bath with Iain R Webb April 17th 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Julia. Great site. You might find this interesting I hope - full issue of Blitz 43 in pdf format, featuring the Blitz / Levi's Designer Jacket Collection, and some nice spreads from Iain, including an interview with Calvin Klein...
    http://www.blitzmagazine.co.uk/blitz_magazine_issue_43_july_1986.htm

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