I am beyond thrilled to present to you the second issue of Currant. This September issue focuses on triggers. Coming out from social distancing and quarantining, we find ourselves waiting to be triggered again. We've selected and created our stories based on the many triggers around us. Be it visual triggers, fashion triggers or sensory triggers — anything that makes us get up from our couches and feel alive again.
We had the pleasure of interviewing the legendary Daphne Guinness for the issue. To me, Daphne Guinness is one of the last great rock stars of our time. Everything Daphne does, lives and breathes splendor and grandness. We spoke with the wonderful Elizabeth Marvel, about her role of Victoria Helstrom in the upcoming show Helstrom, as well as the many other projects she has lined up this year. In the interview with artistic duo Domen & Van de Velde, we talk about photography and the importance of staying true to yourself in the creative industry. I had the pleasure of working with Giel and Kenneth last year and their creative talent is matched by an equal modesty and kindness. To trigger the senses, we've created a perfume room and showcase the outstanding Revelations video from Daphne's album, created with David LaChapelle.
Last but not least, we've included a short audio clip of Yves Saint Laurent talking about fashion. With the pandemic, the fashion industry is undoubtedly going to change. Fashion has long been dominated by capitalism and over the years, we've witnessed the extreme growth of fast fashion. I wanted to include this clip because it takes us back to a time when fashion was held in high regard. When fashion wasn't about buying at the lowest price point, but buying at the best quality and design. Which is also a segue to this page. This month, we're featuring a weekly series about fashion and the redefining of it. Kicking off with a series focusing on shapes. We ran a poll on Instagram with two covers. Ultimately the cover with the paper frame and pearl earring (which we dubbed 'Matchima with the pearl earring') won and so this is our September cover.
As we're releasing our second issue, we're starting to define what Currant is more and more. My vision for Currant was never to just start an online magazine. There's loads of magazines nowadays and in an already saturated market, there's little room for new titles to find their way. My aim with Currant is to pinpoint that which is current and contemporary in the current zeitgeist. And to tell stories using the technological possibilities we have at our disposal and the many creatives who find us on the internet.
Unlike the first issue, we're presenting the second issue in a weekly format. So be sure to check back next Monday for the refresh!
I want to conclude this editor's note with saying thanks. These last few months working on Currant has been such a humble experience. From working with talented creatives, to meeting the kindest people. I know we're in the starting phase, so the newness of it all must be what is driving us. But I also believe that surrounding yourself with the right people, creates the kind of immeasurable energy that enables us to lift each other up to a whole new level. In that regard, I want to thank our amazing team, our contributors and partners in making Currant possible with me. Enjoy this month's issue and watch this space — we've got a lot lined up for the next few weeks!