A Magazine Reader


A Magazine Reader is a workshop in which an existing fashion magazine is critically read and translated into a new zine. Both the workshop and the zine aim to provide insight into the cultural power and forms of value production that is at the core of fashion media.
In the workshop we, as a group, critically read and literally dissect one specific existing mainstream fashion magazine. Really reading a magazine with a focus on for example the body, emotions or text, surfaces dynamics in fashion media that are often overlooked when casually browsing through it. Analysing the words and images, the materiality, the items shown on the pages and the strategies of the specific magazine, changes the way we read fashion. With these insights in mind, the existing magazine is translated into new visuals and text together forming a new zine. In A Magazine Reader the reader is proven to be an active actor in the construct of fashion.

A Magazine Reader 01
Vogue UK. February 2018
Topic: Luxury.
With: ArtEZ MA Fashion Strategy.
Content by: Adriana Fox Hopper, Chinouk Filique de Miranda, Cinzia Magnani, Hester Brands, Ieva Uzkurataite, Julia Kaleta, Karmen Samson, Maria Gil Mendoza, Marina Sasseron de Oliveira Cabral and Chet Bugter.
Design: Corine van der Wal, in collaboration with Walter Books.

A Magazine Reader 02
Vogue, UK. November 2018
Topic: Text.
With: ArtEZ MA Fashion Strategy. In collaboration with Chet Bugter and Ruby Hoette.
Content by: Emma Disbergen, Laura Lisa Fernandes Januario, Eva Kühn, Boris Kollar, Karlijn Krijger, Nicole Dekkers, Andrea Chehade, Denise Bernts, Bobbine Berden, Mariane Cortez Meirelles.
Design: Corine van der Wal, in collaboration with Walter Books.

A Magazine Reader 03
Harper’s Bazaar UK. October 2019
Onomatopee Z0018
Topic: The many elements that are used to construct fashion (clothes are just one of the many carriers of fashion).
With: Zuzana Kostelanská and Onomatopee.
Content by: Sophia Grancharova, Hanka van der Voet, Patricia Nahorniac, Rebecca Nevins, Marco Dalle Fratte, Xi Ruolan, Abhaya Mistry, Seok Park, Isabelle Mauduit and Ellen Pearson.
Design: Zuzana Kostelanská.
Produced by: Onomatopee, made possible by the generous support of the Provincie Noord Brabant
Production by Joannette van der Veer for Onomatopee. With support by Seok Park, and Onomatopee interns Nathalia Malińska and Merel Steneker.

A Magazine Reader 04
ELLE UK November 2019
Topic: The Body.
With: ArtEZ MA Fashion Strategy. In collaboration with Chet Bugter.
Content by: Charlotte Verdegaal, Eliza Lachkova, Julia Berg, Lindy Boerman, Lu Lin, Sophia Buter, Tanya Lauwanichpat.
Design: Zuzana Kostelanská.
Printed by: Drukkerij Raddraaier.

A Magazine Reader 05
Vogue UK, August 2020
Topic: The many elements that are used to construct fashion (clothes are just one of the many carriers of fashion).
With: Hordaland Kunstsenter.
Content by: Kristina Melbø Valvik, Erika Brandl, Ida Falck Øien, Ana Henriques Brotas, Anne Cecilie Caroline Brunborg Lie, Henrik Koppen, Bastian Düvet Haukefær, Mathijs van Geest, Randi Grov Berger, Ayatgali Tuleubek.
Design by: Zuzana Kostelanská.
Printed by Pamflett.
Produced by: Hordaland Kunstsenter, supported by The Nordic Artists’ Center Dale, Art Council Norway and Bergen Kommune.
With support by: Robin Everett and Rhiannon Inman Simpson.

A Magazine Reader 06
Harpers’ Bazaar UK, November 2020
Topic: The culture of emotions.
With: ArtEZ MA Fashion Strategy. In collaboration with Chet Bugter.
Content by: Alessandra Varisco, Annabelle Boer, Beau de Bruijn, Dalila de Vroom, Lianca van der Merwe, Sohyun Yoon, Wei-Chi Su and Yi-Jing Chen.
Design by: Zuzana Kostelanská.
Printed by: Drukkerij Kaboem.
Produced by: Warehouse for the MA Fashion Strategy, ArtEZ University of the Arts.
Editorial support by: Lianca van der Merwe

A Magazine Reader is initiated by Hanka van der Voet and Femke de Vries.
Hanka van der Voet works as an independent researcher, writer and curator. Her current research is focused on the editorial practices of niche/independent/alternative fashion magazines and unruly fashion practices. She is the founder of Press & Fold magazine and one of the founders of Warehouse. She is a lecturer at ArtEZ MA Critical Fashion Practices.

A Magazine Reader is a Warehouse production and available at Warehouse, San Serriffe (NL)Athenaeum (NL) bookstore, Walter Books (NL), Hordaland Kunstsenter (NO), World Food Books (AUS)