‘There are a million different ways to confront a garment.’ – Bárbara Sánchez-Kane
The September issue of frieze focuses on art and fashion with a specially commissioned fashion editorial by KK Obi and Jebi Labembika that explores how the surfeit of second-hand clothes influences local style in West Africa. Plus, Evan Moffitt travels to Mexico City to profile menswear designer and performance artist Bárbara Sánchez-Kane ahead of her latest presentation at kurimanzutto gallery in New York.
Interview: Grace Wales Bonner
‘I’m trying to resist a singular way of looking; rather, I’m hoping to create something to convene around.’ Grace Wales Bonner speaks with frieze editor-in-chief Andrew Durbin about the spiritual potential of archiving.
Roundtable: Turning Heads
‘I knew I needed to figure out why I was in fashion, because I hated the culture. I loved the craft and the people I worked with, but the overarching system was hideous.’ Culture writer Rosalind Jana talks with designers Sinéad O’Dwyer and Adeju Thompson and artist Paul Kindersley about how their respective practices resist ideas of mainstream fashion.
Phoebe Philo reflects on how the career and legacy of Isa Genzken has shaped her own; Fiona Bae asks what actual skateboarders feel about the rise of skate culture in South Korea; Tan Lin writes about Shanzhai Lyric, a collective launched in 2015 who find poetry on the streets of New York’s China Town; Rhonda Lieberman looks at the rise of the artist model. Plus, Jeppe Ugelvig examines why fashion has entered the business of art.
Finally, frieze assistant editor Sean Burns discusses a portrait of fashion and trans icon Amanda Lepore by David LaChapelle. Plus, Going Up, Going Down charts what’s hot and what’s not in the global art world and the latest iteration of our Lonely Arts column.