Every now and then,we hear about the launch of a new publication that receives an instantaneous groundswell of almost fanatical support. Examples of such publications in recent times have been David Chang’s Lucky Peach, Tyler Brule’s Monocle, Kinfolk and Apartamento. Sometimes, this demand is partially driven by the identities behind the publication – as was the case with Monocle and Lucky Peach ,whilst in other instances, the demand stems and grows solely from communities who are passionate about the subject matter of that particular publication.
The CR Fashion Book definitely falls into the former category. For the past couple of months, we’ve been fielding numerous requests in store, via email and all avenues of social media for this title. For the non-fashion acquainted out there, the CR in CR Fashion Book refers to Carine Roitfeld – who was, until very recently, at the helm of Vogue Paris. After 10 years at Vogue, Roitfeld decided to start her own fashion publication from scratch, and the CR Fashion Book is the fruition of her planning. In her own words, ‘Fashion is an industry built on the excitement and energy of youth, and CR is where you’ll see new talent first. I’ve edited the magazine to be a who’s who of the next generation, as well as an ode to fashion’s legends and icons. Created with humor, joy, grace, and always a dash of irreverence.’
Both covers as well as some images are included below. We’ve managed to get our hands on some of the first copies to arrive in Aus and NZ. It is available for purchase right now from our Newtown store in Sydney, or online here. We expect to have copies in our Melbourne and NZ stores early next week (the week starting 1 October).