If you’re looking for a fresh fashion fix at your nearest trendy newsstand, than you won’t have to wait much longer. Thursday (September 13th) Carine Roitfeld’s brand new glossy will land on magazine racks around the country and judging from the sneak peeks the new mag is offering, it’s going to be filled with plenty of things we haven’t seen before.
Roitfeld, who spent over a decade as Editor and Chief at French Vogue announced back in 2010 that she would be leaving the storied fashion mag to bring her very own vision of what a glossy should be to life. While it has been quiet some time in the making it seems like CR Fashion Book, Issue 1: Rebirth will be well worth the wait. The magazine’s theme is carried throughout with images of babies, young animals and a gorgeous cover spread of Kate Upton posing with new born ducklings that was shot by the ever entertaining Bruce Weber. It also features a unique layout with 90% of the mag focusing on fashion spreads and the remaining ten being either articles or stories. The short “front of book” blog like articles that readers are used to finding in a fashion mag have been moved over the CR Fashion Book’s website to help make room for the central spreads and advertising from a veritable who’s who of the industry.
Other features include a short story by designer Tom Ford, a shoot from Channel creative director Karl Lagerfeld and an essay by actress Anne Hathaway. Adding to the magazine’s unique layout is the fact that all advertisements will be arranged in alphabetical order, making it easier for the reader to find their favorite labels. In an interview with New York Times columnist Eric Wilson, Roitfeld explained some of the inspiration behind the new mag saying: “When I was at Vogue, I had a lot of freedom. But I was still in a beautiful golden cage. I could not do a campaign with Karl Lagerfeld or launch a line with MAC. I want to do all these propositions. I think its fun. This magazine is a project to do between all the other crazy projects I have. I want to enjoy it, you know?”
If you want to get a head start enjoying this intriguing new glossy check out CR Fashion Book’s website here.