SLEEK Magazine Issue 63 is available now at LOREM (not Ipsum). For the autumn issue of SLEEK, covered by Martin Parr, featuring American model Maggie Maurer, we wanted to research the idea of walls – the impact of borders, real and imagined.In November, Germany will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the barrier that separated the city into East and West for 28 years.
As a no-deal Brexit seems increasingly likely, the UK is becoming an isolated entity and across the world, borders are being created both physically and culturally — from the US-Mexican border to Europe — walls from past to present are on our minds.
What interests us at SLEEK is what the concept of influence means. How, for instance, we assume that it’s such a new phenomenon, so of the zeitgeist, and impossible to imagine in any other climate other than our own social media saturated one, when, actually, influence has been a huge part of how pop culture and current affairs have developed over the last millennium.
SLEEK Magazine is publication from Germany, published quarterly. SLEEK is a comprehensive lifestyle brand that aims to permeate into every facet of readers’ lives. SLEEK is an independent online and art and culture magazine, featuring interviews, short fiction, commissioned photography, opinion pieces, fashion editorials, photo essays and more. SLEEK is distributed globally on newsstands and has an international reputation for its forward thinking content which feeds into a wider cultural conversation.
— Libyan-American journalist and activist Noor Tagouri, lensed by Mayan Toledano, talks new and ethical digital storytelling
— Ayesha A. Siddiqi speaks to Griselda San Martin, a photographer dedicated to depicting an alternative to the mainstream media lens on the US-Mexican border crisis
— Photographer Francesca Allen shoots ‘it’ model Tin Gao
— Louise Trotter of Lacoste chats combining English nightlife with the French heritage brand
— Billie JD Porter on conspicuous consumption
— Angela Waters profiles Adish, the Israeli-Palestinian fashion brand attempting to create new business trade routes across the Israe- li-Palestinian border.
— Sirin Kale talks to curator Felix Hoffmann about how the fall of the Berlin Wall impacted club culture in the German capital
— Photographer of the moment Andrew Nuding shoots this season’s women’s and menswear looks, styled by Kieran Kilgallon
— A short story by Aysegül Savas
— Martin Parr shoots a fashion story at his photography foundation in Bristol, styled by Eliza Conlon