After a year of canceled events and forced digital presentations, Art Dubai made its highly anticipated in-person return this Spring, making it the first major live art event of 2021. Since its conception back in 2007, the annual art fair is the unparalleled leader in emerging art and sales in the Middle East, attracting thousands […]
Known chiefly as a creator of transgressive jewellery, the flame-haired femme-fatale Betony Vernon is also a ‘sexual anthropologist.’ Described by Alejandro Jodorowsky as an ‘urban shaman’, and deferred to by some of the most renowned doctors in an evolving eld of sexual wellbeing, her therapeutical work o en explores what most would consider to be […]
A Polaroid Series from Steven Sebring American fashion photographer Steven Sebring has been on a quest to “liberate the static image”, a journey which has culminated in his pioneering 360-degree photography technique and corresponding studio, based in New York City. His “live” images have been used to capture the movement of dance and fashion in new […]
EXPLORING ART DUBAI 2021
April 15, 2021
EMPRESS OF THE SENSES – BETONY VERNON
March 24, 2021
HIS MUSE GRACE – STEVEN SEBRING
March 21, 2021
DONNA KARAN – Adroit of Style
The Enduring Design Legend Reveals Why The Feminine Form Is Her Ultimate Inspiration. Has there been a designer more attuned to what women really want–not what brands want to sell them–than Donna Karan? Focused on creating the perfect cut, the designer is a driving force in how the career woman can work her own aesthetic […]
DIANE PERNET – Arbiter of Style
The Founder Of ASVOFF Tells Us How The Convergence Of Fashion And Film Has Re-Ignited Creativity In Style Culture. “Fashion should somehow be the protagonist in the film, but that doesn’t mean it should overpower the film” – Diane Pernet The communication of fashion, at its very best, is an aesthetic communication of a unique […]
AIMEE MULLINS – True Beauty
The Inimitable Powerhouse On Why We Are Living In The Greatest Possible Moment In History. There are few more inspirational figures in that contemporary paradigm than Aimee Mullins. Aimee has been a global ambassador for L’Oreal for seven years and her achievements are countless beyond the realm of fashion. Born with a condition that meant […]
Letter from the Editor
Print is dying, so is luxury fashion. Especially now with these challenging times! Or is it?
How did AUTHOR begin its journey?
Who are we? What are we? Most importantly, what do we stand for? Let me take you back to a time when magazines were the pinnacle of glamour, and all that was printed was done so with thought and consistency. The pages mattered, and so did everything that was on them!
I’m sure you can remember a time when you read all the articles inside your favorite publication and were inspired by the incredible pictures that were beautiful enough to hang on your wall?
Oh, did you not love that time? I truly did! Remember the joy of picking up a freshly printed magazine – ah the smell of the fresh print and the excitement of the upcoming season of fashion with the beautifully crafted clothes, amazing photographers shooting breathtaking images of the collections, and each one of them telling stories of possibilities in gorgeous garments.
Fashion editors picked these so carefully with their editors and so the whole experience of print was exciting, enchanting, and so beautiful, no matter what season or who shot what. Yes, there were a lot of the same iconic photographers with those iconic models and those iconic designers, but it was so amazing to watch. Everyone was supporting one another.
AUTHOR is the number one Fashion Magazine community that wants to feel that excitement of fresh print again— Storytelling motivated by inspiring others and taking pride in our craft and community of talented and passionate people. Whether that is through fashion, art, or iconic interviews, we want to feel connected as a community. Mahatma Gandhi said to ‘be the change you want to see in the world,’ so this is what we are doing.
AUTHOR is choosing to unfollow fashion since it’s not the fashion that matters per se; it’s the heart that we put into it. As everyone in the creative, art, fashion, or beauty industry always immerses themselves into their passion, so it is the role of AUTHOR to bring feeling back to the printed page. As we were putting this website together for you to dive deep in AUTHOR world, It becomes clear how important the validation for the most talented and genuinely creative individuals within our industry. We needed a space and platform to support our most creative peers that would also be inspirational for us, an area that unifies, connects, and, most Of all, inspires. We should always seek to elevate, connect and help one another as we are all in this together. One missing component can ruin the ‘picture’ as we all know.
With Love OONA