“A soup, a whirlwind, a real salad of ideas”: in the new Red3licte magazine

The first issue of the independent print publication announces the launch of ‘Collage Couture for a Good Cause’ – an offbeat collection of upcycled looks to be auctioned off for migrant charity Hope for the young

Printing is dead? Far from there. While the mainstream media might be floundering right now (to see: understatement), the medium is alive and well when you dig a little deeper underground. Across the globe, a new generation of creatives are harnessing their potential and spreading their message using paper and ink. NY rag The Drunken Channel and its razor-sharp satire, à la South Africa chewing gum clubwhich spotlights the brightest and brightest artists in the region, not to mention UK artists beat up zine, which seeks to rid fashion of its “ponciness” – independent creatives produce some of the most exciting publications of the moment.

Cementing this very argument is new mag Red3licte, the first issue of which came out last month. Conceptualized by a partially anonymous global collective spread across New York, Los Angeles, London and beyond, the publication heralds the arrival of a 150-piece upcycled clothing collection dubbed “Collage Couture for a Good Cause” – with this good cause taking the form of Hope for young people. The grassroots non-profit organization supports and empowers young migrants and asylum seekers, and is a cause close to Red3licte the heart of co-founder Jack Sunnucks. “I come from Kent, just down the road from where canoes full of refugees arrive every day,” he explains. “It seems important, especially after the past two years, to do something to support causes like this.”

Separated into three chapters – Workshop, which celebrates the spirit of collaboration, Protowhich talks about “raw ideas becoming reality” and Eveningeewhich focuses on a big party that the team would like to throw – Red3licteThe pages of are cut and pasted with quirky editorials by Sharna Osborne, Emma Wyman, Thistle Brown, Nell Kalonji, Remi Lamande, and charge, charge more. Along with beautifully naff fake perfume ads and a slew of mind-blowing cocktail recipes, it’s all covered by the supermodel. tour de force Paloma Elsesser. Taking the time to walk virtually every runway on the AW22 schedule and single-handedly carrying the fashion industry on her back, Elsesser showed up in front of Osborne’s camera in a series of Frankensteined looks together, actually quite grungy. . “Because she’s a curve model, Paloma is always described as very feminine and sultry, but her own style is much more DIY and quirky,” says Sunnucks. “We wanted her in oversized, ripped t-shirts and ripped baggy jeans. Something a little different for her.

Having previously dropped a series of clothes seen on Red3lictefrom on its dedicated eBay page Red3licte Auctions (think lace-trimmed beanies, spliced ​​and diced denim, sun-bleached and bastard stripe tees, and haphazard knit beanies with wooly mohawks), this week the team behind the magazine put on sale looks from Elsesser, with all proceeds going directly to Hope for Youth, clothing from the range includes a kitsch t-shirt with spray paint effect abs, trashy denim cargo pants and a top wearing the mention “So Big, So Good”, which I’m sure we can all agree is a mood. Considering these are unique pieces created by some of the most exciting talent working today, starting prices are low – where else could you potentially get your hands on a Matty Bovan original for a just under £40?

As fashion faces something of a toll in recent years — from the systemic racism that underpins the industry to its devastating impact on the planet — a quick tour Red3licte‘Real Idea Salad’ is a timely and inspiring reminder that fashion can be a force for good, and a whole lot of fun too. “It was so fun to partner with so many friends on this project and make it a really collaborative thing, especially after we’ve been apart for so long,” says Sunnucks. “Now we just want as many people as possible to see it and make as much money as possible for Hope for the Young.”

Head toward Climax Books to get your own copy of Red3licteand browse eBay auctions here.

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