Caroline Tillette photographed by Lisa Roze
Fashion by Louise Hall-Strutt
Dress by Paco Rabanne
Materialist is a magazine stemmed from semiotics — its angle is to use the lens of the object as a means to discover the personalities that drive the fashion industry. The main criticisms of fashion are that it’s both too self-referential and too superficial.
The objective is to obliterate these stereotypes by redirecting the focus towards other material items. As creative-types are inherently collectors who form attachments to unique material things, whether it’s art, design or other eclectic tchotchkes, the goal of Materialist is to establish a deeper connection with people in fashion by getting to know them through their most influential possessions. Our hope is that this inaugural issue of Materialist proves to be an inspiring object in and of itself.