ARCHIVIO

The Fashion Issue

The Fashion Issue

Abstract

Here begins the third cycle of ARCHIVIO: four thematic issues, each edited by a Guest Editor specialized in the field in order to have an expert eye to open the doors of the archives and show you where to look in these vast worlds.
The first, ARCHIVIO N°9, is dedicated to Fashion, with Stefano Tonchi—curator and journalist in the field of fashion—as Guest Editor-in-Chief, joined by Marco Pecorari—Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Program Director of the MA in Fashion Studies at Parsons Paris. Editorial direction is by Daniela Hamaui, while the art direction is by Alessandro Gori. For our cover, we asked artist Francesco Vezzoli to create a portfolio that would put fashion archives in conversation with Pop Culture.
ARCHIVIO N°9, offers a mapping of the fashion archives international landscape at this moment in time and an overview of the many typologies and studies happening in the world we live in, divided in three sections: ‘Public & Institutional’, ‘Brands & Strategies’, ‘Private & Personal’. It also includes a special poster: an (in)complete mapping of the countless fashion archives in Italy. A research by Promemoria, ARCHIVIO’s publisher, visually processed by Accurat. The result is a map that is also a small work of art.

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“Fashion archives are always changing, creating new narratives and relationships, always moving. They are living archives.”

“Fashion archives are always changing, creating new narratives and relationships, always moving. They are living archives.”

Stefano Tonchi,
Guest Editor-in-Chief

Glimpse of the Month

ILFR: Between Archive and Library

Located in the “Stasjonsmesterboligen” placed in front of the new headquarters of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo (Norway), the International Library of Fashion Research was founded by Elise by Olsen in 2020. The Library started from a seed donation by Steven Klein of his 5,000+ pieces of
contemporary printed matter dating from 1975 until present, and today stores around more than 10,000 pieces. Opened in 2022, the library is now accessible for the public who can visit and study in the same space where the collection is archived, stored and exhibited.

Photography: 
Magnus Gulliksen
Photography: Magnus Gulliksen
Photography: 
Magnus Gulliksen
Photography: Magnus Gulliksen
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