Sleek Magazine - Issue 67 - Reading Room

Sleek / 67


In the Winter 2020 issue, SLEEK #67 confronts the harrowing reality of failure—in definition, lived experience and the integral role it can often play in future success. The issue investigates the work of those who refused to accept setbacks and missteps as a definitive condition including Pina Bausch, Dries Van Noten, Virginie Despentes, Anja Rubik, Mary Komasa, Laurence Rupp, Emilia Schüle, Delali Ayivi, Carlo Chatrian, Mariette Rissenbeek and Hassan Hajjaj.


In a rare interview, cover star Dries Van Noten reminds us that: “nature always knows better” as he discusses the creation of his SS21 collection, a virtual showcase that included a fashion film by Viviane Sassen and artwork by avant-garde artist Len Lye.


You’ll also find previously-unseen images of dancer and choreographer, Pina Bausch; a deeply reflective conversation with actor Laurence Rupp and the backstory of French writer, director and feminist, Virginie Despentes’s defiant ethos.


Sleek is an online and quarterly printed magazine with an avant-garde attitude to art and fashion. Devoted to the artists, designers and photographers that change the way we see our world, we seek to uncover what drives the here and now. We create connections between art, fashion and their related disciplines – a manual to what is exciting about the present. Founded in 2003 as a print publication, we have since expanded into a multi-disciplinary content platform, based in the creative capital of Europe, Berlin.

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