Words by Michelle Hanley
March 27th, 2017
The heralding that print is dead has been going on a while now and yet the presses are still rolling. It’s true that sales are down across the board but shining through are empowering independent titles that really work for their readership. Indie style mags such as i-D, Dazed, Love and AnOther have become the norm for fashion lovers for the last decade but there is a world of other left-of-centre magazines out there to be discovered. Scroll down to find out which titles we’re currently coveting here at maven46…
With the tag line “for women of style and purpose”, this magazine takes an in-depth look at its cover stars (including Sofia Coppola, Angela Lansbury and Björk, to name but a few), focusing on their wit, wisdom and achievements, and not merely their faux pas and sex appeal.
Move over Cereal, this travel and fashion magazine is the perfect holiday companion with beautiful flat lays of the latest trends and travel essentials. A good mix for both urbanites and scenic lovers, this title takes a profile of interesting locations focusing on design shops, private boutiques and affordable dining. Full to the brim with local favourites and off-beat finds.
Published in Barcelona twice a year by an independent house, this title is both edgy and elegant. Now in its eleventh year, Metal really stands out for its styling and avant-garde shoots but can also boast a truly art house feel with engaging content ranging from all forms of expression including film, sculpture, music and literature.
This thought-provoking title has backbone and political bite. Beautifully laid out with half pages interplaying designs and its signature all-font cover. The latest issue deals with race, repeal, religious cults, and includes an interview with a 95-year-old park ranger called Betty, where else would you get it?
The latest passion project by stylist-to-the-stars and former editor of Lula magazine, Leith Clark, Violet, or The Violet Book, is a triumph of female empowerment. The all-female team behind Violet concentrate their content on intelligent conversation, the female gaze and to top it all off, it’s not youth-obsessed.
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