Meet six of the creative forces behind our March 2017 Style Special. Illustrator: Lucie Birant
Do Ho Suh, artist
Suh collaborated on our fashion story, centred on the ethereal fabric ‘Hubs’ of his new show, ‘Passage/s’, at London’s Victoria Miro gallery. Born in Korea, educated at Rhode Island and Yale, Suh has lived in New York, Berlin, London and Seoul. No wonder he says that ‘my experience of transcultural displacement motivates my ongoing inquiry into the notion of space’. He also created our limited-edition cover.
Nick Compton, Wallpaper* senior editor
Compton first came across the work of artist Do Ho Suh a couple of years ago. ‘Some of his fabric architecture pieces were at Frieze. They were easily the best things there: pop, electric and melancholy,’ recalls our senior contributing editor, who interviews Suh. ‘He’s still pretty raw about finally leaving his New York studio. He’s done a rubbing of the interior of almost the entire house above the studio. It’s an amazing story of home, family and friendship.’
Eugenie Dalland, stylist
Brooklyn-based stylist Dalland is a multihyphenate: she studied anthropology, literature and writing at Sarah Lawrence College, then worked as a theatre costume designer before founding the arts and fashion magazine Riot of Perfume. Her first assignment for Wallpaper* combines high fashion and interiors. ‘In the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t matter what or who you are shooting,’ she says. ‘The objective is always the same: to create a beautiful, intriguing or challenging image.’
Alexander Fury, writer
Fury, chief fashion correspondent for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, is renowned for his encyclopaedic knowledge of fashion and is a mighty force when it comes to analysing established and new talent. The 34-year-old journalist and author, whose career trajectory has spanned SHOWStudio, Love magazine and The Independent, was the perfect commentator to write our fashion report, in which he analyses how the freshest talents are making their mark on the industry.
Hill & Aubrey, photographers
For their first fashion assignment for Wallpaper*, Hill & Aubrey created a quirky narrative on location at Hatch House in Wiltshire. ‘Rather than simply use the garden as a background, we developed the idea of this eccentric curator who plays music and talks to his flowers. The rain was challenging, but it added to the mood perfectly,’ say the London-based duo. After recently chronicling 50 years of the fashion in Star Trek, the pair are currently working on a film about an Elvis impersonator.
Francesco Nazardo, photographer
Nazardo’s penchant for colour, texture and perspective made him ideal to shoot our fashion and interiors story. The London-based photographer’s work has a seductive ambiguity, especially in the way he elongates proportions, urging his models to extend their limbs – and the viewer’s gaze – beyond the frame. ‘Non-conventional beauty is much more interesting, because it allows me and the viewer to figure out why we are seduced by it,’ he says.