A precocious lyricist, singer Lolo Zouaï ( @lolozouai) excels at simply telling it like it is. 'High Highs to Low Lows,' a dynamic album that blends hip-hop, neo-soul, and light electro-pop experimentation, finds Zouaï delivering convincing tastes of her real life. Her music speaks to personal experience—not just her own, but any 20-something’s pursuit of clear, concrete selfhood—while never taking itself too seriously. ⠀ "Touring is definitely harder than I expected...It’s all a learning experience and it’s been worth it meeting the people who listen to my music," she said. "It’s just a reminder for me that I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing. It’s hard to grasp that it’s real." ⠀ Ahead of her 15-show European tour this October, Zouaï spoke to Document about touring, style, and maintaining her sanity on the road. Visit the link in our bio for the full story. Text by Jackson Howard (@jaxonhoward). Photography by James Emmerman (@jamesemmerman). Makeup by Tommy ( @tommymakeup_ ). Set by Jacob Burstein ( @thajhb).
Louise Chen (@chchchen) has the ability to get any crowd going with her soulful mix of R&B, hip-hop, disco, world music, jazz, house, and more. If you’ve attended one of Paris Fashion Week’s decadent parties, chances are that you’ve seen the Luxembourg-born, Paris-based Taiwanese-French DJ behind the decks playing for brands like Balmain, L’oreal, Vivienne Westwood, Chloé, Dior, and Miu Miu. ⠀ @annbinlot recently caught up with Chen to discuss what gets her going on the dance floor, as the DJ takes us through her refreshing summer playlist—put together exclusively for Document. Visit the link in our bio for the full story + playlist link. ⠀ Photography by @cafagnaruggiero.
“Toni Morrison’s words vividly depict how societal pressures and stereotypes become internalized, emphasizing the importance of self-love through a story of self-hate.” ⠀ Giant of American literature, Toni Morrison, has passed away at the age of 88. ⠀ Document’s @aaronovitch reflects on the Nobel Laureate’s incredible legacy and asks Marlon James, George Saunders, @janetmock, @yarashahidi, and @lizphairofficial to describe the Morrison novels they’ll never forget. ⠀ Photo ©Eli Reed/Magnum Photos.
Photographer Lee Whittaker and stylist Lilia Toncheva O’Rourke collaborate for Document Online, link in bio. ⠀ Photography by @lee__whittaker. Styling by @lilia.toncheva.orourke. Hair @stelioschondros. Make Up @mattiewhite_makeup at @saintlukeartists using @kjaerweis. Production @saintlukeartists. Casting @abischwinck at @madecasting. Models @ind0jin at @stormmodels and @theonlybstar at @wilhelminamodels.
Document takes you behind the scenes of Albright Fashion Library ( @albrightfashionlibrary) for the debut film in our new series 'Story of an Archive.' Although founded by Irene Albright, the fabled keeper of their Astor Place archive has long been none other than @patriciablack. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to watch as we follow her around the immaculately kept alleys of designer treasures, "alphabetized, colorized and disney-tized for the viewing pleasure." ⠀ Created by @shawnmlakin. ⠀ Produced by @90degreec. Executive Producer @arizonasandhoneybuns. ⠀ Featuring @patriciablack. ⠀ Directed by @jarodtaber. Director of Photography @alexechevarria. Sound Mixer @lil_m.u.d. Stills Photographer @sandyiism. Production Assistant @lil_bean_sprout. ⠀ Editor @qseditbay. Design @adam_ridgeway. Sound Design @gregjfrancis. Colorist @eid.ollie. ⠀ Special Thanks to staff at Albright Fashion Library, Godfred Sedano & Liam Christoffers.
“The animal doesn’t care if I’m male or female, gay or straight. When I’m steer riding is the one time I can legitimately say I’m not going to be judged.” ⠀ Journey to the thriving LGBTQ+ rodeo circuit of the American West, where cowboys and cowgirls offering a bracing vision of queer rural life that’s a world away from the bleak portrayal of ‘Brokeback Mountain’. Visit the link in our bio to read the full the story. ⠀ Featured in Document Spring/Summer 2018. Text by Mark Smith ( @amancalledmark). Photography by Luke Gilford ( @lukegilford).
“A lot of people undo their idea prematurely because they just don’t think it will impress enough people. I think that especially now, when there is the possibility of, ‘This could go viral, and this could change people’s minds, or this could be the thing that makes me famous.’ It makes it very daunting every time you want to post something.” ⠀ For photographer @emily.lipson and photographer/model @juliacampbellgillies, what started as a simple day trip through upstate New York quickly turned into a deep and thoughtful discussion on motivation, social media, and why fashion isn't just 'stupid girls playing dress up.' ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to read their full conversation and see images from that day, taken on the side of the Long Island Expressway. Text and photography by Emily Lipson.
@chopovalowena is making traditional garb for women who don’t care what you think. Culling inspiration from riotgrrl, British punk, and "ovary warming" Bulgarian folklore, design duo @lauralowena and @emmachopova are creating ripples throughout the fashion world. ⠀ Document spoke to the pair about the evolution of their partnership and archetypes of womanhood, with an exclusive fashion editorial featuring the punk, goth, and alternative women of New York City. Link in bio for the full story. Text by Shawn Lakin (@shawnmlakin). ⠀ Photography by @jkursel. Styling by @shawnmlakin. Casting @abischwinck at @madecasting. Models @laurendemew, @toxssick, @cypressbates, @s.irat, @roladevi, and @bleugabz.
Japanese calligraphy, also known as shodo, might call to mind the traditional hanging scrolls that decorate Kyoto temples, but @daichiro_ is bringing shodo into the future, pursuing unconventional light and contemporary expressions. In his practice, the young artist seeks zen amongst geopolitical precarity, displaces the Western gaze, and unleashes powerful works bridging the abstract and tangible. ⠀ Last month in London, @marknmarkn photographed the artist and his girlfriend, @aoi_inagaki, capturing moments of uninhibited emotion and intimacy. Visit the link in our bio for the full story, along with @hhhsgc’s interview with the artist. ⠀ Photography by @marknmarkn. Styling by @emmalouiselondon. Hair @keitakanohair using @davinesnorthamerica. Make Up @mattiewhite_makeup at @saintlukeartists.
The connection between India’s population and its water sources is deeply personal, and no waters are more sacred than the holy Ganges. But the country’s much-discussed water scarcity crisis has turned its rivers and lakes into political tools domestically as well as weapons in international relations. ⠀ Photographer @marc_hibbert’s images offer an alternative narrative about India’s water sources, revealing small moments of ecstasy and serenity that serve as microcosms of the Indian experience. Visit the link in our bio to read the full story. ⠀ Text by Hannah Ongley ( @hannahongley).
“I believe it is our responsibility as people of color, as LGBTQ+ people of color, immigrants, refugees, to repossess the concept [of Pride] and bring it back to its original meaning.” ⠀ Document plays witness on the ground at Milan Pride, as Italy’s LGBTQ immigrants speak out against the commercialization of pride, as well as show their strength amidst a rising Italian right-wing movement and global xenophobic paranoia. Link in bio for full story. ⠀ Text by Jordan Anderson ( @symbiosity). Photography by Paolo Zerbini ( @paolozerbini).
Cubitts founder Tom Broughton’s obsession with glasses began when he purchased a pair of Cutler and Gross 692s with his first paycheck as a teen. Ever since Broughton has been trying to create the perfect pair of spectacles. ⠀ For Document, @carolinechristiec spoke with Broughton about his devotion to glasses and the exhibition that @cubitts curated last year in London, which detailed 600 years of British eyewear. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio as photographer Andrew Nuding and stylist Louise Ford go inside the century-spanning archive of Cubitts for a special fashion portfolio. ⠀ Photography by @andrewnuding. Styling by @louise__ford. Hair @yuukiyanase at @coffininc using @bumbleandbumble. Make Up @mattiewhite_makeup using @kjaerweis. Set Design @m_errry. Models @floraa.louise at @milkmodelmanagement, @thelexhand at @premiermodels, @_giraffed and @lilyfbuckley at @antiagencyldn. Special thanks to Tom Broughton at @cubitts.
Photographer Peter Carter and stylist Flo Arnold capture a spirited nod to modern day power-dressing and the working demands of a modern woman for Document Online. Link in bio for full story. ⠀ Photography by @peter_carter_. Styling by @flofloarnold. Hair @ryutasaiga. Make Up @beccawordingham. Casting @abischwinck at @madecasting. Model @thalitafarie at @vivamodel.
Christian Louboutin ( @louboutinworld) took the couture set on a journey through time and across continents yesterday, beginning at the headquarters of the French Republican Guard, the Manège Battisti, where he presented his women’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection. There, Louboutin evoked the playfulness of childhood and the thrill of Parisian nightlife, before “passengers” boarded the elaborately staged LouBhoutan (Bhoutan is French for Bhutan) Express, virtually traveling to the lush landscape of the Buddhist kingdom on the eastern edge of the Himalayas. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to read our report on Christian Louboutin’s inspiration for his Spring/Summer 2020 collection found in Jenga, Parisian nightlife, and the rich craftsmanship of Bhutan. ⠀ Text by Ann Binlot ( @annbinlot). Photography by Alex Burnet. #ChristianLouboutin
Textile artist Diedrick Brackens ( @deedsweaves) walks Document through his first major solo exhibition, ‘darling divined’ (on view at the @newmuseum through September 8). ⠀ The space is awash in color, from hushed pinks to sunset golds to electric greens. Diedrick says he wanted to investigate the relationships that exist between us. “What does it mean to be tender as a man?” he asks. “Or violent? Or embraced?” ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to read our profile of Diedrick as he explores black queer identity in his stunning, Southwestern tapestries. ⠀ Text by André Naquian Wheeler (@andre_daren). Photography by Alex Hodor-Lee ( @alexhodorlee).
Document meets designers @rushemybotter and @lisiherrebrugh of @botter_paris, the Paris men’s label taking on dictatorships one fruit sticker at a time. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to read as writer @divya_bala speaks with the duo—who are also joint creative directors of @ninaricci—about their Spring 2020 collection and finding defiant inspiration plucked fresh from the market. ⠀ Photography by @cafagnaruggiero. Styling by @alicelefons. Hair @olivierdevriendt at @thewallgroup using Mod’s Hair Products. Make Up @celineexbrayat at Call My Agent. Lighting Assistant @talosbuccellati. Casting Director @abischwinck at @madecasting. Models @iamaamad and Daniel Laros at @elitemodelworld.
Discover the new faces of @jilsander men’s. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to find out how casting director Henry Thomas (@arqa_cast) found the models to embody the brand's modern, trans-national identity. ⠀ Text by Clara Malley ( @claramalley). Photography by Ruggiero Cafagna ( @cafagnaruggiero).
“New York fashion these days has been a little lazy. They keep trying to sell us sweatpants and oversized t-shirts. I think it’s important to bring back personalized looks and fantasy.” ⠀ As co-founder and hostess of the fashionable Club Glam, DJ, artist, and downtown social fixture DeSe Escobar ( @1inamilli0nangel) aims to make nightlife more sexually inclusive—and more glamorous. ⠀ For the last week of Pride month, DeSe talks protests, trans visibility, and giving New York's parties a much needed dose of feathers. Link in bio. ⠀ Text and Photography by Paige Silveria ( @paigesilveria).
Trailblazing menswear designer @bethany_williams_london has become a beacon of hope within the industry. Her practice since its inception has chosen people over product. Williams works with women’s crisis centers and prisons, drug rehabilitation centers, and Manx Workshop for the Disabled to offer paid employment to people on society’s fringes, and her collections are often modeled by homeless and struggling youth. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to read as Document’s @shawnmlakin discusses with the designer the importance of having a conscious in fashion. Photography by Richard Dowker ( @richarddowker).
With @jacquemus celebrating its 10th anniversary today, Document takes a look back at some of our favorite looks from the designer featured both in print and online.
Focusing on scenes from a child’s life—riding down a playground slide, feeding a slice of bread to the neighborhood ducks, and sitting on his grandpa’s lap—photographer Ryan Croxton and stylist Janina Gruber consider nostalgia and the disorienting transition a person makes from their younger to older years for Document Online. Visit the link in our to see the full story. ⠀ Photography by @ryanjames.c. Styling by @jangru. Hair @yuukiyanase. Make Up @kazuhir0takenaka. Model @jasonminnaar.
Approaching their sixth anniversary this month, DJs @seakeke and @oscarnn and illustrator @brohammed sat down with Document to reflect on the history, ethos, and evolving function of their Brooklyn-based party collective, @papijuicebk. As the group has risen to prominence and locked down a residency at @elsewherespace, they’ve used their platform to uplift other queer and trans artists of color. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to read as the group discusses the challenge of throwing uniquely intentional parties following their most recent event at the @brooklynmuseum. ⠀ Text by Genevieve Shuster (@gen.shu). Photography by Stevens Anazco ( @stevensanazco).
Once a year in Jerez, Spain the streets are filled with vibrantly colored skirts and the clattering of hooves as the annual Feria del Caballo, otherwise known as the Jerez Horse Fair, descends upon the González Hontoria fairground. The festival has been held for centuries, and this past May, London-based photographer @danielciufo and stylist @hannahelwellstylist visited the festivities to document this long-held celebration of culture. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio as we explore the harmony of color and life at Feria del Callabo. Text by Amelia Reardon (@av_em_). Photography by Daniel Ciufo.
“It is our duty as denizens of this world to live responsibly; I want to do it using the creative means I have at my disposal.” ⠀ For Ermenegildo Zegna XXX Summer 2020, @alessandrosartoriofficial proved sustainability does not mean the sacrifice of luxury quality. The collection featured a suit made entirely from the wool remnants from the house’s Achill farm, denim that was washed in mineral dyes, and a few looks featuring flattened crinkles. Using these upcycled fabrics and eco-friendly dyes, Sartori showed that he can bring sustainability to the upscale market. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to read as Document goes backstage at @zegnaofficial. Text by Jordan Anderson ( @symbiosity). Photography by Marco Cella (@cella_marco).
From Document S/S 2019, photographer Mario Sorrenti in collaboration with Document’s creative and fashion director Sarah Richardson. Visit the link in our bio to see the full story. ⠀ Photography by @mario_sorrenti. Fashion by @smrichardson1. Hair @akkishirakawa at @artpartner. Make Up @therealofficialfrankb at @thewallgroup. Manicure @honeynailz at @exposureny. Lighting Technician @larsbeau. Digital Technician @im_chadmeyer. Tailor @taylor_spong. Production @katiefash and Alana Goldmann at Hest Inc. Set Design @philipphaemmerle. Casting Henry Thomas at @arqa_cast. Post-Production Arc Lab Ltd. Models @simonakust, @hannah_motler, and @ansleygulielmi at @fordmodels.
PItti Uomo played home to a special debut this past week, as artist @sterlingruby revealed his new fashion line, @s.r.studio.la.ca. Filled to the brim with acid-wash workwear, Ruby also introduced several surprises. Amish and Mennonite-inspired dresses covered in plaid payed homage to his upbringing in rural Pennsylvania; chunky knits and coats were decorated with intersecting lines referenced the yarn in his artwork; and Melanie Schiff, Ruby’s wife, contributed photographs of candles and weeds that were transformed into prints. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to see photographer @ronnicampana go backstage to capture Sterling Ruby’s acid washed dream. Text by @annbinlot.
Luke ( @lukemeier16) and Lucie Meier ( @meierlucie) of @jilsander have become synonymous with nature and their newest venture, Jil Sander+, brings this to the forefront with clothing made for an adventure. Stemming from their own upbringing, the garments are a call to action out of the city. ⠀ Document’s senior fashion editor Shawn Lakin teamed up with photographer Andrew Jacobs to take on the Jil Sander+ ethos for Document Online, and explore what goes often neglected just outside New York City’s limits. Link in bio for full story. ⠀ Photography by @ajacobs3. Styling by @shawnmlakin. Hair @thewholearthcatalogue. Make Up @reitajima. Post Production Primary Photographic. Casting @abischwinck at @madecasting. Model @marie.louwes at @newyorkmodels.
As we hurtle towards environmental catastrophe, it’s time for the fashion industry—the second most pollutive industry in the world—to come to terms with its impact, and make a serious push for change. ⠀ Document highlights and talks with six brands looking to save us from ourselves and make the changes we need to ensure 2050 won't be like ’1984‘. Link in bio for the full story. ⠀ Text and styling by @shawnmlakin. Photography by @jessegouveia. Production @oliviargouveia and Hannah Benson at @roscoproduction. Casting @abischwinck at @madecasting and @margeaux_ at @castingbymargeaux. Models @chiweewee_numnum, @cascadaclubprankster, @jasminevharris at @uniteuniteus, Hayley Guggemos at @musemodelsnyc, and @precioustehya at @jagmodels.
London based menswear designer @biancasaunders_ has been making waves in the fashion industry as of late with her fresh take on classic tailoring and wardrobe staples. Her unique process of draping, cinching, accentuating each quintessential garment allows her to explore and broaden, as she so eloquently puts it, “the spectrum of masculinity.” ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to read our full interview with the designer as she discusses finding inspiration in Frank Ocean, Lorna Simpson, Prince, and her father. Text by Shawn Lakin ( @shawnmlakin). Photography by Lola & Pani (@lola.pani).
Vivian Suter’s work hovers between painting and sculpture. In her immersive installations, the artist expands the limits of painting to fully occupy the exhibition space with movement and levity. ⠀ Often painting outdoors, one might see traces of leaves deposited on the canvas for days, a stain generated by a fruit that had fallen over the canvas, or the footprints of a dog or other animals who walked over the paintings, undisturbed and unaware they were becoming active collaborators in the artistic process. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to see Suter’s portfolio for Document S/S 2019, featuring an introduction by Cecilia Alemani ( @ceciliaalemani).
Brazilian designer @karolinevitto, a Central Saint Martins graduate, wants to change the way women feel and reveal in their clothing. Using elastics and structured elements, Vitto’s pieces contour the body into unconventional silhouettes, accentuating the curves, folds, and rolls many designers attempt to obscure with their garments. ⠀ Ahead of her RCA degree show tomorrow, the Brazilian designer tells Document how she found beauty in the little rolls women are taught to hate. Link in bio for the full story. ⠀ Text by @samsweir. Photography by @rachellambphotography. Styling by @alicelefons. Hair @roxy_roxy_roxy. Make Up @kseniagalina. Model @charlotterrobinson at @milk.
“Every time I go back to Jamaica, I develop new eyes, new ears, and continue to learn lessons about my own culture and self.” ⠀ Photographer @ambercashmere returns home to capture inimitable everyday style in Jamaica. Visit the link in our bio to read the full story.
Photographer Rahel Weiss and Document’s Alice Lefons collaborate together on a exclusive fashion portfolio for Document Online. Visit the link in our bio for the full story. ⠀ Photography by @rahel_weiss. Styling by @alicelefons. Hair @sarahjopalmer. Make Up @lindaanderssonmakeup. Set Design @aliciajihowitt Retouch @charlotterstevens. Casting Director @abischwinck at @madecasting. Model Saana at @mandpmodels.
Photographer David Sims and stylist Karl Templer capture exclusive looks for Document S/S 2019. Visit the link in our bio for the full story. ⠀ Photography by @davidsimsofficial. Fashion by Karl Templer. Hair @guidopalau at @artandcommerce. Make Up @lucia_pieroni at @streetersagency. Manicure @amaquashie at @streetersagency. Set Design Poppy Bartlett at @themagnetagency. Set Construction Cineco. Post-Production SKNLab. Casting @erinfeefee. Special Thanks @sjdaweses. Model @julianegruner at @stormmodels.
Document meets @leon, the rising Swedish pop star influenced by everything from classical and neo-soul to Janis Joplin and Etta James. ⠀ “Everyone was great with not just showing me classical music, but opening my eyes to many different genres. And they always encouraged me to be a musician—there was never a time when they wanted me to try something else.” ⠀ Read the full profile online now, link in bio. Text by R. Kurt Osenlund ( @rkurtosenlund). Photography by Ward Roberts (@ward.roberts). Styling by Sam Weir ( @samsweir). Make Up by Elena Miglino ( @elenamiglino).
Photographer @reginedavid wanted to show another side of the Philippines while shooting a menswear editorial featuring queer Filipino models @lancenavasca and @bruceinboots. But the shoot received a disheartening, racially-tinged dismissal from the editor: “They’re too international. They don’t fit the look of high fashion.” ⠀ Document’s @annbinlot spoke with Regine David about fighting for brown-skinned, queer visibility in the Philippines, with images produced by an all brown team. ⠀ Link in bio for the full story.
From Document S/S 2019, @tschabalalaself’s collaged figures map the intricacy of the black aesthetic. Both Self and her figures communicate a disregard for the white gaze—instead finding the freedom to just be. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to see the full portfolio. Text by Sasha Bonét (@sasha.bonet).
“[‘Nazi Killer’] comes from a sad place, it doesn’t come from an angry place. I think it was a new way for me to approach these political questions and my way of activism. You show this tough shell on the outside but nobody sees what it really does to you.” ⠀ On her debut album nearly a decade in the making, @nadiatehran turns inherited trauma into scorching, genreless sounds while learning to embrace her Iranian identity without prejudice. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to read the full story. Text by Nick Fulton ( @nckystardust). Photography by Märta Thisner ( @martathisner). Hair and Make Up by Madeleine Gaterud ( @madeleinegaterud).
For Document S/S 2019, Harlem-born and based artist Tschabalala Self ( @tschabalalaself) contributed a series of faces, carefully stitched together from assorted scraps of fabric layered atop one another, sometimes finished with an array of washes, each one forming its own visual narrative. ⠀ Now, Document caught up with Self who revealed where she finds the fabric for her work, why she felt compelled to use the color red, and what’s behind the importance of the gaze in her work. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to read our full interview with the artist. Text by Ann Binlot ( @annbinlot). Photography by Christian DeFonte ( @deathfonte).
After training as a photographer as an undergraduate student, Carmen Winant (@carmen.winant) now works primarily with appropriated photographic images, constructing collages and ambitious installations that investigate representations of women: Who gets pictured? How are they pictured? Where are such images found? Why? ⠀ In a portfolio for Document S/S 2019, the artist pounds, massages, and wrinkles images of Playboy models into radical feminist art. Though the imagery in these pictures have been rendered almost abstract—ghostly vestiges of what were once glossy figurative depictions—their original state as photographs from an earlier generation remains essential. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to see the full story. Text by Lucy Gallun.
On July 20, space enthusiasts around the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 moon landing. That famous step Neil Armstrong took onto the lunar surface is etched in the American imagination as the pinnacle feat of the space race and the dawn of a new era of human exploration. ⠀ But the laws that govern space were formed before we ever set foot on the moon. The Outer Space Treaty (O.S.T.) of 1967 outlawed weapons of mass destruction in space, prohibited national appropriation of celestial bodies, and asserted that “exploration and use of outer space shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries and shall be the province of all mankind.” ⠀ Now, as we try to grasp the complexities of modern space flight and intransigence of the geopolitical landscape, writer Becky Ferreira examines the need for a successor to O.S.T. as many countries seek to find loopholes in the half-century old treaty. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to read the full story from Document S/S 2019, featuring archival photographs by René Burri/ @magnumphotos.
Photographer Sam Nixon and Document’s Senior Fashion Editor Shawn Lakin take to Far Rockaway in New York for Document Online. Visit the link in our bio to see the full story. ⠀ Photography by @nixonnixon. Styling by @shawnmlakin. Hair and Make Up @jakoby. Set Design @gracehartnett__. Production @jilljilljilljilljilljill. Casting @abischwinck at @madecasting. Models @damahadii and @realkaimalik at @red_models, @baye_seyid_fall at @majormodelsny, and @nauhassan at @offshoreagency.
“Heal the Land. Heal the People.” Deep in the Louisiana Bayou and high in the Canadian North, activists are fighting against rising sea levels and Big Oil. For Document S/S 2019, photographer Laurence Ellis ( @laurenceellis) visited the climate resistance camps fighting for our future, documenting “intimate portraits of resilience in the face of tragedies that appear unpreventable.” ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to see every photo from the front lines of the environmental resistance, accompanied by an essay penned by Nathaniel Rich. #ClimateChange
In a less than usual origin story, Estonian brand @f.o.r.m.e.s got its start in an EU-funded contest, which challenged creatives to collaborate and create a new fashion brand. With hints of irony and humor, f.o.r.m.é.s. draws upon the complicated history of the formerly Soviet-occupied country while always keeping its gaze firmly toward the future. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to read as Document sat down with the brand’s creative director, Maria Ossipovski to discuss the brand’s origins and Estonian cultural heritage. ⠀ Text and styling by @alicelefons. Photography by @lukaszpukowiec. Model @lornaforan at @thehivemodels. Hair @annacofone at @thewallgroup. Make Up @lindaanderssonmakeup using Weleda. Production @olga_janicka. Casting Director @abischwinck at @madecasting.
“What is the real definition of the word ‘healing’ in a time where everyone is sick and dying? Is healing being restored to what you were when you were 23? Or is healing becoming a kind of monster on the other side that survived it?” ⠀ Despite arriving to the avant-garde from vastly different origins, Ron Athey ( @ronathey) and Slava Mogutin ( @slavamogutin) have each married their subversive practices to political activism, disrupting the mainstream art world, as well as their governments, with their unapologetically radical work. ⠀ For Document S/S 2019—out now—the artists found time to catch up about their past transgressions, the place of performance art, and finding purpose in America’s spiritual void. Tap the link in our bio to read. Text by Clara Malley ( @claramalley). Photography by Laurence Ellis ( @laurenceellis).
Document meets @slowthai, the British rapper whose debut album “Nothing Great About Britain” released today. A burning portrait of a divided nation gripped by Brexit and populism, the album, and slowthai himself, blends punk anarchy with the purity of Daniel Johnston. ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to read our feature on the rapper reviving the raw energy of punk for today's fractured Britain. Text by Caroline Christie ( @carolinechristiec). Photographer Alex Hodor-Lee ( @alexhodorlee). Styling by Herin Choi ( @herinlikethebird). Grooming by Drew Martin ( @drewmartinstudio). #Slowthai
For Document S/S 2019, critics Parul Sehgal and Teju Cole (@_tejucole) interrogate each other’s approach to writing, style, and carrying the weight of words. As they tell it, the critic becomes laborer, poet, collector, and pastor. ⠀ “This is the performative aspect of criticism—the performance of thought. We are processing how it is passed through our body, what it has triggered, what it has stirred up in us.” ⠀ Tap the link in our bio to read as the two friends discuss the changing authority of words. Text by John Ortved ( @jortved). Photography by Ward Roberts (@ward.roberts). Fashion by Shawn Lakin ( @shawnmlakin). Hair and Make Up by Mical Klip ( @goodklip).
MaryV Benoit ( @maryvbenoit) and Quil Lemons ( @quillemons) embody what it means to be young and creative in 2019. Both Benoit and Lemons possess a heavy Instagram following, and have released numerous successful projects while attending The New School in New York City. ⠀ For Document, the two artists spent the day photographing each other and sharing advice, memories, and their hopes for the future. Visit the link in our bio for the full story. Text by Allie Monck ( @moncketeer).
Document meets Virgen María ( @imvirgenmaria), the DJ and producer who preaches sex-infused techno spiritualism. ⠀ “I had the necessity of showing my body and to tell the world that, although this kind of body that I have is very sexualized, it’s okay, it’s fine. It’s natural, and it’s beautiful. It’s nothing sinful.” ⠀ Visit the link in our bio to read the full story. Text by Caroline Christie ( @carolinechristiec). Photography by Richard Dowker ( @richarddowker) and Claire Lemaigre ( @cleartheskinny). Hair by Waka Adachi ( @wakaadachi). Make Up by Elaine Lynskey ( @elainelynskey).