fashionable, inquisitive and very well-connected, garage magazine is very much a reflection of its editor-in-chief dasha zhukova. the russian socialite and entrepreneur seems to have made it a mission to instill a more dynamic notion of contemporary culture in her homeland; one that's, let's say, more in sync with what's happening abroad. in 2008 the american-educated zhukova launched the garage center for contemporary culture in moscow and a series of related educational programs to get the ball rolling. the other she tool she masterfully wields is garage magazine, a glossy biannual publication which has a slightly more whimsical approach, and which isn't shy to include glamorous topics like fashion, movies and showbizz as well.
garage #6 has just hit the newsstand and marks the debut of charlotte stockdale - formerly pulling the strings at influential i-d magazine - as its new fashion director. and regarding fashion, the new issue lays it on thick. each of the two complementary #6 covers features a photograph by nick knight, styled by stockdale, and framed with an artwork by adam mcewen. an accompanying feature inside the magazine shows knight’s photographs of top models liya kebede, karlie kloss, cara delevingne, georgia may jagger, marina nery and rosie huntington-whiteley, all transformed into tattoos inked onto willing subjects who will permanently bear their images.
mind you, inside there's an interactive feature that allows readers to use their mobile phones to access exclusive content. so, what's more to read? a collab feature by rachel feinstein and katie grand on fine china with an intricate spread pairing ornate clothing and accessories with towering porcelain sculptures, an interview of miss zhukova with net-a-porter founder natalie massenet. legendary photographer david bailey publishes his personal selection of photographs that aren’t included in his current show at london's national portrait gallery, and lots more interesting stuff. garage #6 is available at newsstands and bookstores across the planet.