Paul Boudens

Soon after graduating from Sint-Lucaspaviljoen in Antwerp, graphic designer Paul Boudens started working with the local fashion designers such as Walter Van Beirendonck,  Dries Van Noten, and A.F. Vandevorst.

I remember seeing his work in earlier series of A Magazine, when it started with Dirk Van Saene as the guest curator. The magazine had no cover. Instead, it was in a clear plastic envelope printed “A” in red. That was the first time I went through the masthead to find out who the art director was.

Below are his early works of show invitations with two incredibly talented Belgian designers, Wim Neels and Jurgi Persoons, whose labels are unfortunately no longer available.

Photos: Contemporary Fashion Archive


The Gentlewoman No.3

The Gentlewoman is the sister magazine of Fantastic Man led by former editor-in-chief, Penny Martin. Launched in 2010, the bi-annual magazine features in-depth interviews with acclaimed and successful women, but with a different angle. Their editorials are full of fresh and new ideas that are very inspiring.

The cover model for the first issue was Celine‘s creative director Phoebe Philo when she made a comeback and the second issue featured photographer Inez Van Lamsweerde. The much-anticipated third issue with singer Adele on the cover will be out in London from Monday 7th March.


Christopher Raeburn

Christopher Raeburn, out of many London-based designers, is one of those who creates clothes that makes you feel good about buying them. They’re well-made and practical. He uses British or recycled fabrics and produces locally, which makes the whole process ethical, regardless of the intention.

Earlier this month, he presented a capsule collection created for Victorinox during New York Fashion Week.


For this London Fashion Week, the designer unveiled his 2011 A/W collection at the disused Aldwych tube station.


This is an interesting clip from the previous season.

Mason Jung – Magnified Jacket

Mason Jung is a menswear designer from Korea. He works by individual projects, not by seasonal collections like most designers. You can see his attention to detail and perfectionism in the clothes.

This jacket is entitled ‘Magnified Jacket’. The designer has actually enlarged parts of a conventional jacket as it would look when it’s seen through a magnifying glass.


Old Town Outfitter – Holt, Norfolk

Old Town is a clothing shop in Holt, Norfolk. Owner Will Brown produces classic British workwear for both men and women from locally sourced fabrics. Brown and a few seamstresses produce about 60 items a week in the workshop. This is one of the few stores left that continues craftsmanship and appreciation of the traditions.