240 pages
135 x 240mm


from amsterdam publisher warehouse is issue 3 of press & fold notes on making and doing fashion. titled ‘the resistance issue’.

from warehouse -
“press & fold | notes on making and doing fashion
is an independent fashion magazine that aims to explore alternative fashion forms and narratives. the magazine provides a platform for critical fashion practitioners who actively seek out the cracks and fissures in the current fashion system to propose new opportunities for making and doing fashion.

with this press & fold issue on resistance, we show a series of critiques of and propositions on resistance. many fashion houses and labels have been incorporating concepts of ‘protest’ and ‘resistance’ in their clothing and collections over the years: from the protest t-shirts created by vivienne westwood and katharine hamnett in the 1970s and 1980s to the chanel spring/summer 2015 show, featuring ‘traditional’ models (skinny and mainly white) carrying protest signs emblazoned with texts such as “ladies first”, “women’s rights are more than alright”, and “history is her story” while wearing thousand-euro outfits, and the dior fall/winter 2018 show which attempted to channel the resistance culture amongst students of the 1960s to advocate for women's equality.

however, considering fashion’s entanglement with capitalism, we must wonder: how seriously should we take these statements? rather than a genuine attempt at protest and resistance, the examples  mentioned present a palatable and aestheticised version of the action, which allows the consumer to buy into a narrative of activism, rather than actually doing something concrete.”

contributors: andrea chehade, aurélie van de peer, chet bugter, chinouk filique de miranda, elena braida & francesca lucchitta, emma singleton, emmeline de mooij, femke de vries & lyndon barrois jr., floriane misslin, gleb maiboroda, karolina janulevičiūtė & kasia zofia gorniak, line arngaard & rosita kær, patricia de vries & elisa van joolen, rainbow soulclub, ricarda bigolin & kate meakin, stepan lipatov, tory van thompson & yuchen chang, youngeun sohn