The Ultimate Fanzine
24 January 2012
Frank Leder might be the best kept secret in Germany's fashion landscape. Not that Frank has any regrets about it – he'd rather have it that way. He's been doing his own thing since he graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. "I get inspiration from people and landscapes and try to translate it into modern collections," says Frank. This fiercely intellectual mind has also led to collaborations with Rei Kawakubo's Comme des Garçons.
Kai von Rabenau is the publisher of the interview magazine Mono.Kultur, where each issue is dedicated to one person without the interruption of paid advertisements. The entire issue from the design to the delivery is built around the work and personality of the featured person. (The issue about artist and scientist Sissel Tolaas had twelve different smells on it.) Since launching 2005, Kai and his team have brought thirty issues to press, featuring personalities such as Ai Weiwei, Mirandy July, Dave Eggers, and Dries van Noten. "In the beginning I was upset that everyone was calling Mono.Kultur a fanzine," Kai laughs. "But in the end, it probably is the ultimate fanzine."
Production: Stefan Adrian / Filming, Photos & Editing: Oliver Schenk / Music: Bunnystripes