Jun 3, 2012

Weekend mag: Hanger magazine SS12

It's been quite a while since I've posted something worthwhile, especially reading-wise. As you know I am not a person who reads magazines on a monthly basis, save for a few selected titles like Monocle and back issues of the wonderful British publications like 10 Magazine and Fantastic Man. It has been quite a struggle to search for quality local publications ever since.

But it seems that Malaysia has seen quite a few buds of talented fashion journalism and therefore, publication. Hanger magazine is one of the rare breeds that lights up the dull Malaysian fashion journalism scene.

I would say that the content veers more towards street fashion based on its first few editions. However its Spring Summer 12 issue seems to expand topic-wise and therefore covering different niches like emerging international designers (most of which are new to my knowledge, quite naturally), regional street fashion photography and a good set of editorials. There is also a sporadic spread of interviews which give a more in-depth behind-the-scene coverage on a new product or label...

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Street fashion photography which transcends geographic and cultural boundaries...
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It just makes me smile when is see witty editorials like this Victorinox Swiss Army x Hanger, where models reinterpret the album covers of iconic singers like Adele, Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga...
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The spread of emerging talents in Hanger is simply a sight for sore eyes. A few menswear designers I've heard of are featured as well (Mark McNairy, Satyen Kumar, Henrik Vibskov and the likes). And also there's a feature of our very own Paris-based Malaysian talented designer Jonathan Liang with his label Nue...
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At RM10 a pop, Hanger Magazine encompasses more than what it is worth. I definitely suggest you to get a copy...

3 comments:

Forever Fred Astaire by PJ Chabwera said...

This magazine must be brilliant! I actually love the street style incorporation in it along with being informative! Such great looks too!


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Sparkling Susu said...

Thank you so much for making us feel proud of what we do. :)

naboonies said...

Sparkling Susu: Good efforts on fashion publication in Malaysia is a rarity and I hope you guys will continue getting larger exposure :)

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