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Visionaire 58 – Spirit (A Tribute to Lee Alexander McQueen)

Following the tragic death of Alexander McQueen in 2010, long time collaborators Visionaire dedicated a whole issue to his genius. Inside a satin covered case, embellished with metal brocade from the S/S10 collection, are a selection of images created by some of the most respected artists in the art and fashion world such as Lamsweerde and Matadin, Mert and Marcus, Mario Testino, Steven Klein and Nick Knight. Some of the images included are reproduced from previous issues McQueen collaborated on, such as the lenticular cover for Visionaire 27 of Kate Moss on a swing. The remaining images are printed on paper embedded with wildflower seeds so that if you were crazy enough to plant the pages and water them, the pages would blossom. The issue was limited to just 1500 copies, one of the smallest print runs Visionaire does, and sold out immediately.

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Visionaire 26: Fantasy

For their 26th issue, Visionaire presented the theme Fantasy in a custom made round box. For the cover, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin photographed pieces created especially for the issue by Nicolas Ghesquiere, Viktor & Rolf and Jeremy Scott. Inside the box there was a  carnival mask made of Hermes fabric and a collection of unbound round artwork. As with all Visionaire issues, it brought together an incredible list of artists and designers including Gregory Crewdson, Tim Burton, Karl Lagerfeld, and in a section curated by Isabella Blow, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and David LaChapelle. There are also a number of images by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (with Mert Alas being credited as Matt Alas, a possible print error). In an extra twist on the presentation, one of the cards (an iridescent pink peacock feather) came with instructions on how to convert the card in to a hat.

The Case

The Mask

Visionaire 33: Touch – In Collaboration with Fendi

This is one of my favourite Visionaires as it really shows what Visionaire is all about, pushing the boundaries of publishing through use of multimedia.  In this issue Visionaire collaborated with the illustrator Francois Berthoud and luxury fashion house Fendi to interpret looks from the autumn/winter 2000-2001 collections. The issue used a number of different printing and appliqué techniques such as glow in the dark, pop-up, flocking and foil-stamping to present pieces from designers such as Alexander McQueen, Viktor and Rolf, Chanel, John Galliano and Helmut Lang. The unbound cards came wrapped in a pony skin inside a gold lattice work metal box and are large in size (53cmx25cm). The issue was produced in an edition size of 4400.

Visionaire 33 - Touch Fendi

Visionaire 33 - Touch Fendi

Visionaire 33 - Touch Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Visionaire 33 - Touch Fendi


Visionaire 33 - Touch Junya Watanabe

Junya Watanabe

Visionaire 33 - Touch Philip Treacy

Philip Treacy

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