Perfumes not only entice with their olfactory delights. We take a closer look at the loaded meanings of the names.
Can you find poetry among the spreadsheets? That’s the question everyone needs to ponder in today’s fast and furiously commercial landscape. We believe we must. The poetic is what makes the world human and without it, we might as well be machines. This issue is about what touches our souls.
At LOEWE, JONATHAN ANDERSON embraces the corporate realm – its speed and consumer focus – but still manages to capture our imagination. Meanwhile, YOHJI YAMAMOTO has been telling his story about independent women for 40 years in the most lyrical of ways. Where does he belong in all of this? LYKKE LI, KENDRICK LAMAR and JAMIE xx share their thoughts on how to pen pop songs, the au courant writer KATE ZAMBRENO finds inspiration in poetry’s blurred lines, while CAMILLE HENROT and her all-consuming artworks approach the universe in mythical fashion. And then there are the LONDON POETS that are making verse relevant again. So this is not a lament over a lost art. Poetry is now.
From the issue
Earlier today, Kendrick Lamar dropped his new album, To Pimp a Butterfly, a week early. For Bon S/S 2015, he talked to Kristofer Andersson about his lyrics, aggression and the importance of being as great as 2pac.
Poetry is making a comeback. It’s now young, hip and embracing the online world. In this excerpt from the S/S 2015 issue of Bon, we look at two of the most exciting new wordsmiths of London.
In this excerpt from the article The Power of Pop in the upcoming S/S 2015 issue of Bon magazine, Lykke Li reflects on how being Swedish has shaped her lyrics.
In this excerpt from the S/S 2015 issue of Bon magazine, Kate Zambreno talks about her views on professionalism and how her much-discussed book Heroines really came about.
In this excerpt from a long profile in Bon S/S 2015 on Yohji Yamamoto – alongside an archive collection shoot – Daniel Björk examines Yohji’s legacy and where that places the Japanese designer in today’s world.
In this excerpt from our interview with Johanthan Anderson published in the S/S 2015 issue, Jonathan Anderson explains how Loewe is about curation and why luxury is a dated concept.