Rutzou has a magazine of sorts called The Chronicle, which well - chronicles their creative inspirations and references. In its paper form what I quite like about it is that the pages are bound in a way that invites you to easily tear them out and stick them up on the wall - or do whatever you want with them. I also like that they've resisted the usual path of inserting any pictures of models wearing their clothing in the magazine at all - keeping it to external inspirations - which ensures it doesn't become just a promotional brochure in disguise. The reader is left to make their own connections between what's featured and what might influence part of a collection.
I had the first issue because my friend works for Rutzou - then they were looking for suggestions of what they might feature in London for their second issue. I suggested Rochelle School & Canteen in East London and they've featured it; along with the creative colour investigation pictured above (genesis of a new print?), an interview with Marc Newson, a piece on Montparnasse studio Idem where David Lynch has been working, a studio visit with Julie Verhoeven (who coincidentally was my fashion illustration tutor a very long time ago - and no I can't draw like that!) and lots and lots that I haven't mentioned.
|Julie Verhoeven's studio © Sacha Maric|
|Idem © Patrice Forest/Anne Dorothea Bruun|