VMAN Issue 41 – FORCES OF SPRING MARK RONSON
The rebirth of men’s fashion is here, as the Spring 2019 collections proved by sounding a seismic change in the menswear landscape. With debuts by Hedi Slimane at Celine, Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton, Riccardo Tisci at Burberry, Kim Jones at Dior Men, and Kris Van Assche at Berluti, the influx of “new” was accompanied by overall shifts in the way men approach dressing. Gone is the monolithic “man”—an imagined ideal dictated by gender and societal norms—and in his place is the call to embrace art and experimentation, as the VMan has done since the beginning.
Mark Ronson closes out VMAN’s Forces of Spring as "The Maestro," wearing Virgil Abloh's first collection for Louis Vuitton. After conquering Hollywood and more recently winning his first ever Oscar award with @ladygaga for “Shallow” as Best Original Song, the power producer’s next act is his most triumphant to date.
V Magazine was launched in September 1999 as the younger sibling publication to the limited-edition quarterly Visionaire. If Visionaire is a couture book, V is ready-to-wear. V is large-format and visually-driven, international in scope and collaborative in spirit. V is a magazine about fashion with a capital F and all the things that go with it: art, music, film, architecture…you name it. Before V was put into print, we thought of it this way: Imagine a wall of forty-four televisions, each tuned to a different station. Today you would need a wall of 250 televisions, but it's still a good way to think of the insane and unpredictable mix of people, places, and things that V celebrates in its pages. V is a place where uptown meets downtown, celebrities mingle with total unknowns, high art converses with underground culture. Chic, wacky, fun, fabulous…in a letter: V.