System - Issue 18

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Issue 18 of System takes a closer look inside the Balenciaga phenomenon, looking back at 6 years of Demna Gvasalia at the helm of the luxury label. This issue follows the Creative Director as he reveals his motivation and inspiration that helped to reinvent the brand and redefine luxury as a whole. Photographed by Juergen Teller, System speaks to Balenciaga CEO Cédric Charbit, as well as his one-time teacher at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Linda Loppa.

This issue also explores how two fashion journalists took non-traditional routes to becoming important – and highly opinionated – industry voices: Luke Meagher, aka HauteLeMode and Pierre A. M’Pelé, aka Pam Boy in conversation.


Cover: Model wearing Balenciaga, shot by Juergen Teller

Dimensions: 9 x 12"

Pages: 321  

Origin: United Kingdom


System explores the dialogues at the heart of the global fashion industry with style and substance.

Its biannual magazine offers exclusive long-format conversations with fashion’s most relevant, most powerful and most opinionated individuals, accompanied by portfolios created by the industry’s most in-demand image-makers.

Exploring and commenting on fashion’s constantly shifting landscape, System is a platform for deep thoughts and real opinions – shared within the industry and, in turn, influencing the broader world.